Just as if you were flying there is a weight limit for luggage and you can be fined or penalised for going over the designated weight. This information will be in your booking information so make sure to read over it. If you think you will need more luggage weight then the designated weight, especially when on your return trip, then companies like Cruiseabout deals and other provide the option to pay a little bit more rather than receiving a fine. The following article lists some easy tricks on how to travel light on your next holiday.
Make a List
Make a list and check it twice. It seems so simple and obvious but it gets overlooked by most. This is god for not only making sure you don’t forget anything but getting rid of the rift raff. With every item you need to consider if you actually need it, remember that most cruises provide you with toiletries and other attributes.
This is where most women go insane. Trying to narrow down your entire wardrobe into a select few items is always difficult. You need to bring versatile and comfortable clothes for when you go exploring, this goes for shoes as well. When packing you will need to consider the different social events that you are planning to attend. Will you need gym clothes, formal wear and casual day wear? How many days and nights will you be on the cruise or on holiday in general? You can dare to wear something twice; there is nothing wrong with that. Despite what you believe you will be the only one that knows. It’ll be our little secret.
Folding and rolling
You can never be too organised really does ring true in this situation. It seems to be such an obvious tip but so many people tend to just throw their items into their suitcase. Take the time to fold or even roll your clothes up so they take up less room. This will also mean they won’t be all crumpled when you take them out. If you are going on a longer term cruise you should getting those vacuum compact packs. This will provide you with so much more room, the only down side is that you will need a vacuum to repack them.
Depending on your budget you need to remember that you will be doing some or lots of shopping. This may be the motivation that you need to leave a few more things behind. The less you take the more room you have to bring stuff back. I know if it were me I would be taking an empty suitcase.
Go and check your suitcase right now, you’ll most likely find three or more items you don’t really need to take. One last tip, don’t leave it to the last minute. If you do, you will either forget something or over compensate.
Written by Jasmine Poole
Jasmine has travelled across 30 countries in the last 18 months. She is currently in Darwin, Australia.