Packing for your Caribbean Cruise is part of the fun of preparing. But maybe you have never been on a cruise before and have no idea what to bring. Well, for Travel Tip Tuesday I thought I would share a few things that are in my suitcase when I set sail.
Special Note: For some of the items I mention, you will find links at the bottom of the page for options available on Amazon.
Two Pair of Flip Flops
This is for the men because we know women already know better. If you are like me on a cruise, you wear your flip flops pretty much all the time. Its inevitable, you go to the pool and come back to your cabin and your flip flops are soaked and you squish all the way down the hallway. But you are ready to go explore the ship and you want your feet to be dry. Well, put on the second pair you brought because you read this blog and enjoy the rest of your day.
Carrying your wallet, money, cell phone or other valuables to the beach or pool can be risky. Water or sand can get on them and then you have a mess. A dry bag is going to keep all those items clean and dry avoiding the cleaning hassle later.
I know, What? Depending on your ports, you could be going to areas where bugs can be a problem. Jamaica, Belize and more. You can usually find a variety of brands in the travel section of your drug store or even a the dollar store. With diseases like Zika and West Nile, protecting your self from mosquito is a no brainier.
In the Caribbean you will most likely spend a lot of time in the Sun. Remember, the sun can be stronger in the Caribbean than where you are from. Especially during the summer. consult a doctor or pharmacist for brands and strength advice. Also, you may be able to find a repellent and sunscreen combination so you kill two birds with one stone. No animals were hurt in that statement.
If you are planning on doing any diving, snorkeling or just swimming at the beach, a waterproof camera can be a lot of fun. There are a variety of cameras available from Go Pro Action Cameras down to point and shoot that are waterproof. I specifically use a Vivatar which has been great. The camera its self is not waterproof but it comes with a protective case.
Of course these are just a few of the items I pack but stay tuned for more travel tips. And upcoming for my next cruise in August, I will have a packing video on my YouTube Channel so make sure you subscribe.
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