How NOT to OVERPACK for a Cruise! 10 Tips & Hacks

Are you struggling with packing too much for a cruise? In this video I go over how to pack light for your cruise, and still have everything you need. Here are 10 cruise packing tips and hacks that will help you not overpack for your cruise!

Cruise packing can be hard, but you don’t need as much as you think. There are ways to bring less, and still have nice cruise outfits and your cruise essentials. These cruise tips and items will be useful as you plan your cruise vacation. First time cruisers and anyone is working on avoiding overpacking for a cruise will find some helpful packing tips. If you’re wondering how to pack for a cruise for Carnival cruises, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Norwegian cruise line etc., this cruise packing video is for you!



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Items mentioned in video:

Packing cubes:
Hanging toiletry bag:
Water shoes:
Travel fan:
Snorkel gear:
Travel hairdryer:

Over the door organizer:
Magnet hooks:
Magnet clips:
Travel luggage scale:
Nautical carry on bag:
Carry on bag w/ laptop section:
Carry On luggage:
Packing cubes set:
Luggage set:
No surge power bar:
Cruise lanyards:
Travel jewelry bag:
Electronics organizer:
Passport holder wallet:
Passport holder USA:
Vaccine card protector:
Waterproof phone cases on lanyards:
Mesh beach bag:
Travel binoculars:
Packing cubes set:
Travel alarm clock:
Night light (motion sensor):
Laundry hamper:
TSA locks:
Snorkel Mask:
Lock box safe:
Towel clips:
Towel bands:
Reef safe sunscreen:
Lip balm w/ SPF:
Aloe vera gel:
Laundry hamper:
Crew thank you cards:
Travel binoculars:
Cover up:
Motion sensor light:
Collapsable water bottles:
Ginger candies:
Cruise first aid kit:

Royal Caribbean:


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Hi! I’m Ilana! I live in Montreal, Canada with my husband Frank. We can often be found dreaming about and planning future cruises, ideally to hot and sunny destinations! I believe in having fun, being kind and that you are never too old, or too young, to live the life of your dreams!

Please note that I do not sell cruises on Life Well Cruised. This and all other videos are for entertainment purposes only. I share my own opinions, personal experiences and information with other cruise travelers, which I hope can be helpful. Please contact your travel agent or the cruise line directly for advice and any information specific to your booking.
Video Credits:
Celebrity Cruise Line
Princess Cruises
Music Credit: Surf Time by Lux-InspiraMusic