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April 21, 2019

Packing List for a Royal Caribbean Cruise Trip

After our last experience with Dream Cruise, we're very excited to cruise again with Royal Caribbean!

Depending on your embarkation time, you could hit the decks as early as 11.30am.

Suite, Pinnacle, Diamond Plus, Diamond, Emerald and Platinum Guests may check-in at their convenience between the hours, 11.30am and 3pm.

This time, as we've booked a Suite (A junior one!), we're allowed to embark at 11.30am. We're going to max our time there!

Screenshot of the Cruise Itinerary

Tip: Bring 1 x Hand Carry, 1 x Luggage

The luggage will only be sent to your room late in the afternoon. If you put your swimwear inside, you can't use the pool. 

Technically, there's no weight limit... But don't think of bringing your own iron or kettle. They confiscate them at check-in. 


Here's what I think you should pack for a 3-night cruise trip.

For Day 1 only - What should at least be in your Hand Carry:
  • 1 x Swimsuit
  • 1 x Swimming gear (Goggles, Cap, Sunscreen, Sunglasses etc)
  • 1 x Jacket/Cardigan (If you're one of those that trembles under in air-con)
  • 1 x Small sling bag (For easy carry around the ship and tours. Not handbags, so you have both hands free to do things.)
  • 1 x Lanyard to hang your SeaPass card around your neck 
  • Cold, Hard Cash
    • *Must-have* US Dollars, for shopping and well, gambling.
      Although there is no admin fee charged by RCI if you use your Credit/Debit card to withdraw USD onboard, there is still the currency exchange fee charged by your bank.
      For the last cruise trip, there were some legit S-A-L-E-S, luxury brands such as Gucci small handbags at S$250 only, Swarovski ear studs at S$50. After all, it's duty-free!
    • Other currencies as needed in your trip. 
  • Cards - Credit/Debit cards
  • Passports

What should at least be in your Check-in Luggage:
  • 4 x Daily wear (Tank top, shorts etc)
  • 2 x Sports attire (Top + Bottom)
  • Another 1 x Swimsuit (so one can dry while you wear the other out)
  • 2 x Socks (Min. 2 pairs for your sports activities, otherwise it'll stink to high heaven)
  • 1 x Sports Shoes
  • 1 x Slippers
  • For Formal night
    • 1 x Formal attire
    • 1 x Formal shoes
  • For Ice-skating
    • 1 x Long pants
    • 1 x Long socks

Others that should be in your Check-in Luggage:
  • Another 1 x Jacket/Cardigan (IMO, walking past the casino really makes your clothes smell so this might be a good idea for those who have sensitive noses)
  • Undergarments
  • Nightwear
  • Essentials: Comb, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Facial wash, Makeup remover, etc.
  • Highlighter (For your Daily Compass)
  • Walkie Talkie for each of traveller (Super useful for communications around the ship, if you're travelling with family/friends with different objectives, e.g. Casino vs Clubbing)