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An ocean voyage is a chance to see the world in a way that’s unique from other types of travel. For one thing, your ship is a destination in its own right - additional to the ports you spend time in. Plus, if you sail roundtrip, you have the added luxury of unlimited luggage allowances – giving you the freedom to bring as many suitcases as you desire.
It’s a refreshing change from the traditional baggage restrictions that are typical of so many vacations. But, with long days and nights at sea – as well as hours to explore on shore – knowing what to pack can create more questions than answers. If you’re new to vacationing with Cunard, here’s a quick run-down of the essentials you’ll need to make the most of your vacation.
Evenings on board a Cunard Queen exude a sense of occasion, but they’re also as relaxed as you want them to be. There’s no need to dress to the nines each night if you don’t want to, and you’ll find many areas on board where casual dress is welcome.
Shore days are your opportunity to explore the ports included in your voyage itinerary. Your ship will dock for several hours – sometimes overnight – to allow you time to see the main attractions or embark on a shore excursion in each destination.
In addition to your on board attire, where you’ll dock on your cruise will also influence what you bring on board. Here’s a little look at some of the key destinations our ships call at, and what you should pack if you’re visiting these regions.
Cunard’s White Star Luggage Service, provided by our partner Luggage Forward, is the perfect alternative to transporting your own luggage and is also the perfect option for those who choose to extend their travels pre- or post voyage.