This article is cruise packing list. It is an article with a list of things that I always pack for a seven night cruise.
I love going on cruises and getting to experience life at sea.
Packing List for 7 Night Cruise
When I prepare for a seven night cruise there are always things that I pack to make sure I have everything I need but not pack too much. Below you will find the listing of items that I bring.
I will include some links as examples of some of the items that I pack. The links are generally affiliate links where I may receive compensation if readers use the links when making purchases online. I appreciate you considering using the links to purchase items on Amazon or other vendors.
Note: The below suggestions are for a male. For a list of how to pack for one week in a carry on for a women check out this article from Jen on a Jet Plane.
In addition, Prof Cruise has a packing list for women and men minimalists that you may find interesting. Check it out here.
Before you can pack you need a good suitcase to put everything in!
Over the years I have been a fan of TravelPro suitcases such as this set:
I generally prefer a soft-sided suitcase because of the reduced weight and the fact that you can get more in it that one of the hard-sided cases.
I generally prefer to travel with the carry one size; however, frequently when going on a seven-night cruise I will want to bring sunscreen or other items with me and I end up taking the larger bag.
Alternatively when I fly in a day early, I generally will order the sunscreen and any other necessities from a delivery service or I will buy them at a store.
For a hard-sided suitcase, I have found options from Samsonite to be excellent also such as this set:
Here are the electronics that I bring with me for a cruise:
- Cruise Power Outlet
- Euro power outlet converter for US
- Cell Phone
- MagSafe Power Bank
- iPhone Cables with USB-C to lightning
- iPhone Cable with USB to lightning (for ship and airplane, etc, usb charging)
- USB-C and USB power base
Once I have my bag ready to pack here is a list of the clothes that I bring on a seven-night cruise.
- Tshirts – 9 – one for each day plus two extra. I prefer the cooling type for most comfort. I get ones with different colors
- Polo Shirts – four – I generally only wear these in the evening so I often will wear the same shirt more than one time during the week
- Dress Shirts – two – When there are formal nights, there are normally two, so I bring two dress shirts
- Dress Pants – one – when there are formal nights, I will bring one pair and wear each night
- Jeans – two
- Shorts – two
- Swim Suit – two
- Underwear / Boxer Briefs – 9 – one for each day plus two extra
- Flip Flops – one – I prefer the Reef brand ones
- AllBirds Travel Shoes – I use these for casual nights and formal nights. Specifically I like the Tree Runner in Jetblack. You might want a fancier dress shoe yourself, but for me I go with these to save space.
When I pack I roll the clothes in order to fit the most items in a small space.
So what that means if for the t-shirts – I will roll all nine of them together. I will do the same thing with the dress shirts and polo shirts together in one roll and then the jeans and dress pants in another. I roll the shorts and swim suites together in one also along. In addition, I roll the underwear as well.
For toiletries I always bring the same items and generally keep them packed all the time in a travel size bag.
If I am bringing the checked bag, I will also bring gallon size Ziplock bags with larger bottle toiletries.
For the Quart Size Bag here are the things that I bring:
- Face Wash
- Medicines / Vitamins in a medicine container
- Travel Size Body Wash
- Travel Size Shampoo
- Travel Size Sport Spray Sunscreen
- Travel Size Sport Lotion Sunscreen
- Hand Sanitizer
Checked Bag Toiletries
- Full Size Spray Sport Sunscreen in 30 and 50 SPF
- Full Size Sport Sunscreen in 30 and 50 SPF
- Hand Soap
- Alo for after sun care
First Aid Kit
I always bring along a first aid kit. It can be very expensive to buy medical supplies on a ship or in port, so I try to be prepared for basic things.
Here are things that I include in the first aid kit:
- Bandaids – multiple types and sizes
- Antibiodic oinment
- Face mask – KN95
- Hand Sanitizer
- Instant cold pack
- Self Adhesive Wrap
- Pain Medicine
- Cold Medicine
- Cough Medicine
- Allergy Medicine
- Covid Tests
You may find it easier just to buy a travel first aid kit and bring it with you every time you travel. Here are a could examples:
If you get either of those kits and you are not checking a bag, you will have to remove the scissors since they are not allowed in carry on bags.
Hopefully this list will help you pack for a seven-night cruise.
Are you a fan of rolling your clothes for packing? Or do you prefer packing cubes?