I haven’t been on a cruise in a long time. My last cruise involved packing many formal dresses and preparing for multiple excursions and ports of call. When I scheduled my trip for a Dominican Republic Voluntourism cruise I had a feeling the cruise attire might be different than the average cruise. My packing list for this cruise was a bit different than you might expect!
Some of my initial questions were about dinner attire and appropriate clothing for the activities. I hit up my friends John and Heather at Roaming Around the World and got the low down on some of my initial questions as they cruised to the Dominican Republic on the cruise two weeks before I departed. With their guidance, I was able to pack like a cruise ninja!
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Here is what I packed for the Cruise.
Clothing, Accessories & Shoes:
2 pairs of socks
6 pairs underwear
2 bras (beige & black)
Bathing suit cover up
2 Tank tops (white & black)
5 Tops I could interchange with pants & skirts
1 pair of shorts
1 pair capri pants
1 pair of blue jeans
1 pair of white jeans
Purse that could double as beach or pool bag
3 pairs of sandals
Cosmetics & Toiletries
Bug Spray (especially if you do the reforestation activity)
Shampoo & Conditioner. (They provided small bottles on day one, but I never got replacements).
Toothbrush & toothpaste
My favorite cosmetics
Note: There is a hair dryer provided in the bathroom.
The gadgets (non-clothing items):
Laptop, mouse & cord
My new Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera
Charging cords & USB cords
There you go! My packing list for the Dominican Republic Travel Cruise! Now, you might be wondering what I wished I had brought and what I didn’t need or use.
What I Wished I Brought:
A Water bottle. During the impact activities, there is plenty of bottled water available. I wished I had a water bottle for the cruise ship itself.
What I didn’t Use/Wear:
Rain poncho (didn’t use it, but if it rained I would have wanted it!)
Water shoes. I brought them on my snorkeling activity, but didn’t wear them.
I could have easily gotten by with 2 pairs of sandals and left one pair at home.