Cruises are luxurious and a great way to escape our daily lives. No matter the destination, the cruise ship always boasts an exciting adventure. However, these amazing getaways can be quite stressful and problematic if you’re not properly prepared for the voyage. While a Titanic situation is highly unlikely, one should always be prepared for any and all obstacles that come with going on a cruise.
Proper packing can be the most efficient way to ensure your good time is not ruined by any incident. The following checklist are essential luggage for all who wish to set sail. Check the rules and regulations for your cruise to ensure you won’t break any before packing as some of these items may not be allowed on every cruise.
Proper use of an SPF 30 sunscreen can save you from becoming terribly sunburned. Long days are spent on deck while enjoying various activities, without proper protection, the day might end with your skin turning lobster red. Enjoy seafood but don’t become it.
2) First Aid Kit
While these ships always have first aid staff on-board, one can never be too safe. The smallest of scrapes and cuts can become infected on land or on ship. A kit packed with antibiotic ointment, band-aids, gauze and ace bandage could help prevent any infections.
3) Spare Sunglasses
It is far too easy to lose a pair of sunglasses during a day of activity. While at sea, the sun can easily damage your eyes and cause headaches. To avoid these problems, be sure to pack an extra pair of sunglasses just in case.
Before going on a cruise, visit your physician if you have any medical questions pertaining to your voyage. If you’ve experience motion sickness in the past, you may need to be given a prescription to help with the issue. Motion sickness can strike while on board at any time and it is best to be prepared. Also, check that you are able to spend time in the sun while on any of your current medications. It is always best to make sure.
Many cruises offer free wi-fi. This wi-fi is satellite driven and will not be as fast as your home broadband but can still be great for keeping in touch with your family and friends while on your journey. Ensure you pack your laptop or internet accessible device. This will also help with home sickness. Cell phones may not get reception at all so this is also a good way to ensure you’re reachable in the case of an emergency at home.
Do not allow these tips to misguide you. Cruises are great and are enjoyable experiences. Do not allow yourself to be held back by the possibilities. Go on your cruise but keep these tips in mind. You’ll enjoy your voyage and will never forget this vacation. Be safe and have fun.