Packing List: Europe Cruise

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5 Things You Won’t Want to Forget for a Europe Cruise

1. Closed-toed, comfortable shoes: Your feet will thank you as you tour ruins and brave uneven cobblestone roads.

2. A scarf: There are so many reasons to bring one that you may even want to bring a few: Cruise ships can get quite cold at night, scarves are an easy way to punch up mix-and-match clothing, dip it in the fountain in the heat for instant-cooling and they’re perfect for religious sites that may require you to cover up.

3. Night light: Even if you’ve upgraded yourself to the biggest cabin, the rooms are notoriously dark at night.

4. Duct tape: It might sound silly, but this multi-use item can save the day when you have broken shoes, lint on your last clean sweater a squeaky luggage wheel and more.

5. Euros: Itineraries often have limited time in the ports, so maximize your time by getting Euros in advance instead of tracking down an ATM.

Complete Packing List for a Europe Cruise

Clothing & Accessories

Be aware of clothing restrictions in churches and other religious sites — a scarf will help in a pinch. Pack a crossbody purse or bag, swimsuit for on the ship, hat, closed-toed comfortable shoes for walking and mix-and-match, layered clothing.

Toiletries

  • Hanging toiletry bag with 3-ounce bottles filled with shampoo, conditioner, body wash and face wash
  • Medications
  • Non-drowsy motion sickness medication or SeaBands
  • Small first-aid kit, especially Band-Aids
  • Glasses, contact solution, case and extra pairs
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Makeup
  • Razor
  • Small container of shaving cream
  • Sanitary products
  • Deodorants
  • Wrinkle releaser spray
  • Brush or comb
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes
  • Tissues
  • Stain remover
  • Hairpins/hairties
  • Nail file

Electronics

  • Travel alarm clock and watch
  • Power/plug adapters
  • Phone charger
  • eReader or tablet with chargers
  • Camera with charger
  • Night light or flashlight for in your cabin

Misc.

  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • Health insurance card
  • Air/train/rail passes
  • Photocopies of vital documents
  • Cash (mostly Euros, but have some U.S. dollars as well)
  • International credit and debit cards
  • Copies of your itinerary
  • Emergency list of contact numbers for your credit card company and airline
  • Guidebooks and maps
  • Notebook and pen
  • Multiple sizes of zip-top bags
  • Luggage lock
  • Money belt or neck pouch
  • Sunglasses
  • Costume jewelry (don’t bring the fancy stuff)
  • Reusable water bottle with filter
  • Earplugs
  • Small umbrella
  • Tote or foldable day bag
  • Addresses for postcards
  • Travel pillow
  • Snacks
  • Reading materials
  • Duct tape
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