Can I confess something….I am a bit of an over packer. I always worry I won’t have the right things with me on vacation. Thankfully after taking many cruises we have compiled this list of What not to pack on your cruise vacation!
Save space in your bag and leave room for souvenirs by leaving these items at home.
What NOT to pack on your cruise vacation
Your room should have a hair dryer in it. I will say they may not be as powerful as the one you have at home but they work. Plus not packing one frees up a lot of space and weight in your suitcase.
Shampoo and Soap
Most cruise lines provide shampoo and soap in the shower. If you need a special shampoo or soap by all means back them. But if you can get away with a generic shampoo or soap for a week you can easily save a ton of weight in your suitcase.
Most boats have extensive libraries you can use during your cruise vacation. Save the weight in your bags and enjoy the variety of books available on the cruise.
Cruises do not allow you to pack your own iron. There should be an iron available in the laundry room that is approved by the ship.
Leave any knifes or sharp implements at home. Each bag and person entering the ship goes through security and these will be confiscated.
The cruise ship will provide towels for you to take to the beach or the pool.
Coffee Maker/Hot Plate
Neither of these are allowed on the cruise ship due to fire hazards. Don’t worry if you need a hot cup of coffee in the morning to be human it is only a phone call away. Just call up room service and one can be delivered to your door.
Due to fire hazards candles and incense are not allowed on cruise ships.
Small, personal-sized coolers no larger than 12” x 12” x 12” for the purpose of housing small quantities of non-alcoholic beverages and/or medications are permitted as carry-on luggage.
It goes without saying but just in case other items to leave at home include guns, pepper spray, stun guns, martial arts gears, handcuffs, fireworks or anything else that is well dangerous