|12-29-2012, 09:56 AM||#1|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Dec 2012
Hi everyone!! We are planning our first Disney Cruise this September! We are all so excited and trying to find things to make the time go by quicker. We are making a countdown calendar, working on FE's, and I am a big planner so I am even working on a must take with list. What would you experienced cruisers recommend? I see photos of adults that dressed up for the pirate party and things like that. I was planning on taking that stuff with for our 6 year old but didn't even think about it for us. But I would love to! Any suggestions for things like that? I really appreciate any advice so we can be better prepared! Thanks!
|12-30-2012, 08:28 AM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Toano, VA
A list that has been around
Hello, This list has been around on the boards for a awhile...
You can take what you need off of it and a just it for you...:
$1 or $ 2 bills (room service grat)
Address Labels-Luggage Tags
Air Freshner/Room Scent/Pillow scent
Anti-bacterial Wipes or Gel
Aspirin or other medicine
Batteries (camera batteries also)
Button Hole Extenders
Carry-on with wheels
Clothspins & clothesline
Dishwash Detergent or Cloths
Dry erase board
Duct tape (flat pack)
Duffle bag (spare)
Extension Cord or Power Strip
Eyewash and/or eyecup
Fan - hand-held
Film/Memory Card (spare)
Folder or Large Envelope
Hamper - collapsable
ID holder/dry box
Insect Repellent packets
Keep cool or "migraine ice" strips
Laptop & cords
List of these tips
Magnetic door sign or photo holder
Over-the-door Shoe Holder
Papaya Enzyme Tablet or Beano
Pen - laundry pen
Permanent Marker (Sharpie)
Phone Cards (staff grats)
Pillowcases & colored Sharpies
Quarters - a roll or two
Sense of humor
Sports bottle/water bottle/mug
Stain Stick or Packet
Swiss Army knife
Thank You Cards
Tote Bag/Beach Bag/Day Bag
Travel clock/alarm clock
Travel Iron, Steamer, or Wrinkle Spray
Watch - recommend waterproof
Hope this helps
Robin & Angel "D"
Visit to WDW 1975 ~ present: ok too many to mention
Off Property resorts: too many
WDW Resorts: Fort Wilderness: 1977
Dixie Landings: 1993
Shades of Green (opening weekend): 1994
Animal Kingdom Lodge 2004/ retired from U.S.Army
PO/ French Quarter: 2009 (became DVC owners BLT)Bay Lake Towers: 2010
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village: DW 1st MVMCP DEC 2011/1st stay@ SSR/ taking Mom to her 1st MVMCP NOV 2012
DisneyLand: 1st Visit "EVER" / GC/ April 2012/ VWL SEPT '13/Jan '14 GFV: Animal Kingdom 1BR/FEB'14 [before the Dream Cruise]
EC/Magic: 2002 WC/Magic: 2009 EC/Magic: 2010
LA ~ Vancouver repo: April 2011Vancouver ~ Alaska (Maiden Alaska Cruise) May 2011 added pts. to SSSR /
Hawaii Maiden Cruise APR 2012 / 4~day Bahama's "Wonder" Cruise May 2013/WBPC May 6th 2013 Wonder/ EC & WC 1st & 2nd Cruise on "NEW SHIPS" Fantasy SEPT 7th & 14th
1st time as a Platinum member Cruise/ WC FEB 1st ~ 8th/ 2014 Fantasy FEB 9~13 1st time on the Dream/Completing the "Grand Slam Of DCL Ships!"
EBPC SEP 12-26 '14 bring the Wonder homeEBTA May 15th 2015, “our 25th" Wedding anniversary b2b Cruise/ Magic 1st N. Europe Cruise, May 30th 2015/ Magic
|12-30-2012, 10:35 AM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2011
|12-30-2012, 10:43 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2012
But travel irons and steamers aren't allowed--they will confiscate them (and hold up the security line while you sign a form to reclaim then after the cruise)
Wonder 7-night Alaska 9/13
Dream 4-night Bahamas Halloween 2012
Fantasy 7-night Western 9/12
Dream 4-night Bahamas 5/12
WDW too many times to count!
|12-30-2012, 10:54 AM||#5|
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Anacortes, WA
I remember when I first came here and thought I needed to bring that whole list. I was getting all the stuff from my decon team-go bag from work and then about a month before I stopped and thought about it. We didn't need a cork screw because we were bringing wine that had a screw top (we're klassy like that). You can't bring a coffeemaker on board. And the umbrella stuff... maybe I'm just too Washington for my own good, but if it's raining I wear a hood and I like walking in the rain. That list looks super imposing and scary. But you don't need to pack everything in it (for example- I carried all my addresses in the back of my journal. Next trip they're going in my iPhone, which is going on airplane mode the whole trip.).
Few of my "duh" moments/thoughts to bring:
-a big t-shirt. That stupid spray sunscreen didn't work with me (I didn't know you had to rub it in. I had white stripes everywhere, amongst bright red). I didn't think to bring a t-shirt because it was going to be hot. Then I got burned. People kept looking at my burn... Had nothing to cover it.
-sunburn relief cream.
-if you take anything to help you sleep normally bring that.
-Remember what you wear normally and don't try to go outside comfy zone clothes wise for cruises. I brought dresses that were short, super heels, and wondered why I lived in shorts most of my cruise.
Oh and have fun!
|12-30-2012, 11:01 AM||#6|
Join Date: Sep 2008
|12-30-2012, 11:22 AM||#7|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Celebration, FL
Best thing I have read to take with you is.....
A great attitude and your smile. There will be times that the ship seems crowded or a plan doesn't work out. Relax, you are on vacation and a smile goes a long way.
Steve, Diana and Emily
|12-30-2012, 02:27 PM||#8|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Sep 2012
|12-31-2012, 10:15 PM||#10|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: 15 minutes East of Disneyland
I'm a first timer on DCL, and I'm flying in, so my list is a LOT smaller!
Items I wrote down after reading here other than the "usual":
$1 bills for tipping room service(you may not plan to use it, but I remember on a trip with my parents, we did it for fun)
a small flashlight for the kids if they need to get up in the night
a clock with a lit face(apparently the clocks are old school on the older ships? Not sure on the new ones)
4 different colored highlighters so we know what each person wants to do each day
wine/beer/liquor (We are staying in Miami for 2 days prior, so will buy it then)
FE and FE gifts
pillowcases/photo mats to have signed--candy or treats for the "thank you" for this service
If there is room when we pack(we ONLY do carry on, so...) an over the door shoe organizer so we can hang it in the bathroom to hold all of our stuff
|12-31-2012, 10:16 PM||#11|
Join Date: Jun 2007
holy crap that's a big list......I get where you would pick and choose from it or your luggage would have no room for cloths. just glanced over it quickly but the suggestion for the corkscrew is not needed. if you call room service and ask they will bring you one and wine glasses that you can keep in your cabin for the entire cruise.
plus, unless you need lots and lots, you can pick up asprin and bandages, that sort of thing, in the shops. I know bringing your own will save money but I prefer to save the room. the shops pretty much carry it all.
not saying the list isn't good.......don't read into this. lol.
|12-31-2012, 10:25 PM||#12|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Suburban Atlanta
|12-31-2012, 10:30 PM||#13|
Join Date: Feb 2009
I second the highlighters.
HAL Alaska 2009;2012;PC 2013Carnival Baja 2014
DCL Magic May 2008 Panama Canal WB, Sep 2010 Med/WB TransAtlantic,
DCL Wonder Oct & Dec 2011 Mexico, Oct 2012 Hawaii
DL too numerous to count WDW 1974, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1997, 2001, 2008 Tokyo DL 1984
|12-31-2012, 10:51 PM||#14|
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Anacortes, WA
Oh bring reusable cups with lids. I had one for like iced drinks. I would fill it up before movies, before going to port, or just to putz around the boat.
|12-31-2012, 11:12 PM||#15|
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