What to Pack
Being comfortable is a top priority during your cruise vacation -- casual wear is the standard daytime attire for most cruises. It's best to bring a variety of footwear choices including low-heeled shoes for walking on deck, sturdy shoes for excursions and a pair of dress shoes if you’d like to dress up for dinner.
You'll want to think about the kind of shore excursions you want to participate in and pack accessories, where appropriate, such as hiking boots and binoculars. Depending on when and where you travel, you may also want to pack warm clothing. Dressing in layers is recommended as it enables you to adapt to changes in temperature, wind and precipitation conditions easily.
Remember to pack all of your medications, prescription or otherwise, in a bag you can carry onto your flights. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are all necessities for sunny days on the ship, while a warm hat, scarf and gloves may also come in handy.