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Packing Tips For Your Next Cruise

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Packing Tips 

Packing tips can be very helpful when you’re planning any vacation. It’s time to start planning what to pack for your cruise, but what do you even need to pack? If this is your first cruse you might have a lot of questions and we would too. It’s important to make sure that you don’t forget any important documents as well as the essentials. 

When you’re packing for your cruise it’s also important not to pack too much. Our list will go over a few key important things you should remember when packing. We also recommend that you don’t pack last minute, so you avoid forgetting important documents that might prevent you from getting on the plane to getting on the ship. 

Getting to the cruise port from the airport is also another thing you’re going to have to think about. At Port Canaveral Transportation we are able to provide you with a private luxury ground transportation service. Our private car service is able to accommodate most groups sizes, but we’ll go over that at the end. For now, let’s talk about packing and get excited about this cruise you’re going on! 

Getting Organized for your Cruise 

There’s a great packing tip that we love and its about being organized. There’s nothing worse than be unorganized while packing for any trip. When you’re really organized for your trip you can start to make lists of what you’ll need to bring. This way you can avoid forgetting to pack something important. We’ve all been there, you arrive to your destination and realize that you forgot that one thing you told yourself you wouldn’t forget. 

Lists can really help avoid forgetting things, since you can check items off as you pack them. You might also want to make sure you have all your documents in a file that will be easy access and place in your carry-on. Some of these documents will include your passport, proof of vaccination or exemption, COVID-19 test (most cruise lines require a negative test before boarding), credit cards, car keys, travel documents, etc. 

Packing Less 

Another great packing tip is how to pack less. Somehow a lot of us seem to over pack and then we don’t even use half the stuff we brought with us. So we need to try and pack less, its recommended that you lay out all the clothes you want to bring with you and then only pack half of what you’ve laid out. This also goes for shoes, how is it that we can pack so many shoes we don’t actually need. 

Most cruise ships do offer a laundry service, so if for some chance you do need to have some clothes washed, you can. These services usually come with a fee, so make sure you are aware of the ships fees before sending your laundry off. That way there won’t be any surprises on your bill when you disembark. 

Carry-On Luggage 

When you pack less you might be able to fit everything for the cruise into your carry-on. But some of us need both a carry-on and a checked bag, and that’s ok. You should make sure that you’ve placed all those important documents in your carry-on so they are easily accessed. 

It’s been recommended that you should also consider putting a change of clothes in your carry-on as well. You might also want to pack all valuable items in your carry-on as well, such as jewelry, medications, electronics and whatever else you feel should be kept safe and with you at all times. 

Packing Efficiently  

A lot of the time we just throw things into our bag and hope it’ll all fit. This can lead to over packing or using up more room than needed. Consider rolling your clothes, when you roll your clothes you’re creating more space for more. It can also be a lot of fun, which is never a bad thing. 

If you’re also trying to pack with only a carry-on, you’ll be able to ensure there’s enough room. We still recommend that you cut down and take less. Don’t you find that when you’re on a vacation you seem to wear the same few things the whole time? Plus, you might end up doing some shopping and you’ll need the extra space! 

However, on a cruise we are aware that you need to take some formal clothes, so take care in rolling them. Since most ships offer the laundry service you should be able to have your clothes ironed. 

Getting to/from Your Cruise Port 

You’re all packed and ready to go! The only thing you now need to plan for is how you’re getting from the airport to your cruise port. Port Canaveral Transportation can help you with that, we offer a private luxury ground transportation service. 

We offer a wide selection of luxury vehicles that come with a professional chauffeur. Our private luxury car service will get you to and from all the major airports in the Orlando and Port Canaveral area. Making sure you get to your cruise port in a comfortable and stress free is our goal.

Making your reservation with us is easy and can be done online at anytime. You can also contact us over the phone at 1-800-616-1970, or by email at All of us at Port Canaveral Transportation are looking forward to seeing you soon!