View Full Version : Backpack...what to carry

01-18-2009, 08:42 AM
I take a backpack to most places I go on vacation. I thought that it would be handy to have one on the cruise also. I was thinking that it would be good to take on the excursions to carry mask and snorkel, maybe a towel, small camera ( I have digital SLR also), wading shoes, sunscreen, dry clothes, etc.

My question is: what do you use to carry stuff on excursions AND what do you carry? I know that you can't carry food off of the ship. I like to be prepared. I would rather have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.


Jeanne B
01-18-2009, 09:04 AM
I've seen lots of people with backpacks on excursions. I'm a bagaholic so I always have some type of bag with me on cruises, sometimes two.:) If we're doing a snorkeling excursion(s) we have a snorkel bag that we put our snorkel gear and towels in, we usually have another bag (usually a sling type bag) with us also that I keep everything else in, sunscreen, camera, u/w housing, dslr (for non-water excursions). I don't recall ever packing a change of clothes though, usually we have our swimsuits on underneath our shorts/tanks and we just throw them back on over our wet suits when we're done (it's generally hot so everything dries fairly quickly).

01-18-2009, 09:50 AM
Backpack here! Don't forget the hand sanitizer, water, a couple of bandaids, and chapstick. I also have a pack or two of peanut butter crackers with me.