The 10 cruise holiday essentials every passenger needs

When it comes to luxury cruise holidays, there’s a lot to think about. From what to pack, to what activities to plan, it can be overwhelming. That’s why experts at Panache Cruises have put together a list of the 10 must-pack items for your trip of a lifetime.

Cruise holidays can last several weeks, so it’s important to think carefully about everything you’ll need while you’re away. Many of the items recommended by Panache Cruises are specific to cruise ships, such as magnetic hooks and over-the-door organizers for essential items. These items can help keep your cabin clutter-free, making it easier to find your personal belongings.

It’s also a good idea to pack basic medication, such as Paracetamol, as it can be expensive and hard to find on-board a cruise ship. Motion sickness tablets are also worth taking for peace of mind, even though luxury cruise ships are well-stabilized.

A small bag to keep your essential belongings close at hand is also useful when exploring each destination. And don’t forget a socket bank with the right plug adapter, so you can charge your devices while on the go.

James Cole, founder and managing director at Panache Cruises, suggests bringing high-quality binoculars to take advantage of stunning views and a snorkel to explore the underwater life. He also recommends an under-water camera, and appropriate dining clothes for formal dinners on-board.

Panache Cruises’ 10 must-pack items include:

Magnetic hooks
Over the door organizer
Towel clips
Socket bank
Small personal bag
Water activity essentials (mask, snorkel, water shoes)
Appropriate dining clothes
Essential medication (paracetamol, Imodium, allergy tablets)
Cruise repatriation insurance