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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Packing for a Cruise - Part 1

Now that passengers are finally learning not to bring on six huge cases with more outfits they could wear even if they were to change twice though every meal and every other occasion, many passengers are still finding it hard to pack the right things, and in the right amounts.

Our article about packing for cruises at www.prowsedge.com/cruise-advice-tips-packing.html makes it quite clear that the best way to pack for a cruise to “pack lightly”.

But not many passengers ever learn their lesson on this one, though they vow to do it differently at the end of every cruise.  Come packing days for the next trip, all good intentions are flung out of the window.

So - our main tip - the #1 Tip about packing is to pack lightly.  Remember what happened last time, be honest about those memories, and pack more lightly. You don't have to take everything from home.

This may sound obvious, but you would be surprised how many people don't know how to pack lightly.

You may very well have missed a certain number of things, and you may have, if you’re one out of one million cruise passengers, failed to pack enough.

 But the truth is that EVERYBODY tends to take too much which makes getting to airport and back a nightmare, and takes up valuable vacation time in unpacking and packing at the beginning and end of the cruise.

The staff here at Prow’s Edge actually have a competition on each of their cruise assignments to see how little they can pack and get away with.

The advantage they all claim at the end of their trips is that getting to and from the cruise ships, on and off flights is very much easier when luggage is at a minimum.  Also, unpacking on board takes just a matter of seconds rather than hours before you can start to enjoy the holiday, and you can enjoy the last night on board without having to spend it all in your cabin packing for the luggage pick up that evening.

If you can think of other reasons to pack lightly, and HOW to pack lightly, what to concentrate on - let us know here at Prow’s Edge.

 Our next blog item will continue with this theme . . .

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