Cruise Packing Tips : The 10 Things Not To Pack EVER!

In this cruise packing tips video I talk about the ten things that you should never pack, along with the reasons why. Some of these may surprise you as they are not all obvious. Ensure your cruise goes smoothly by not making these cruise packing mistakes. If you have any other suggestions or experiences to add, please leave a comment on the article.

Watch the video:

Watch on YouTube:

In the video you will hear about things ranging from the obvious (like illegal drugs) through to the unexpected like sports equipment. The items include:

  1. Anything valuable. Cameras, laptops, drones, jewellery, watches.
  2. Important papers and documents.
  3. Prescription Medication.
  4. Illegal drugs, Some countries, including United Arab Emirates, have restrictions on some prescription and over-the-counter drugs like codeine and if visiting conservative countries like this check these on their government websites.
  5. Alcoholic beverages. Most cruise lines do not allow passengers to bring this on board and will hold it until the end of the trip. Check if there is any flexibility with the line or your cruise agent.
  6. Candles, Incense, flammable liquids and fireworks. No open flames are permitted in your cabins.
  7. Coffee Makers, Clothes Irons & Hot Plates.
  8. Firearms and weapons like knives over 10cm blade.
  9. HAM Radios & Walkie Talkies.
  10. Sports equipment like bikes, skateboards, surfboards, Baseball Bats, Hockey Sticks, Cricket Bats, Bows & Arrows.


Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 3 million video views per month.

You may also like...

2 Responses

  1. I love hearing about all of the funny things that people think that they ‘NEED’ on a cruise. I would love to have a look around the confiscated items room and have a good laugh….

    • yes I bet that would be a very interesting thing to do…… hopefully someone who works in security on a cruise line will post here some of the more unusual items they have had to confiscate over time…..!

Leave a Reply