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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Packing for a 2 week Cruise in August

Socks drying on the lamp shade

Weight limit:  40 lbs
No. of checked luggage:  1

4 pairs socks:  1-black dress, 1-casual tan, 2-white
4 pairs of underwear
1 pair of causal shorts (nylon Ex officio)
1 pair swim trunks
4 pairs of pants:  1-tuxedo, 1-dark dress slacks, 2-nylon Ex officio travel pants
4 shirts:  1-tuxedo, 1-long sleeve casual Ex officio, 1-Polo black, 1-casual short sleeve
2 coats:  1-tuxedo, 1-blue blazer
1 sweater pullover for cool weather
1 dress belt
2 ties:  1-bow tie (tuxedo) 1-silk tie
1 pair of pajama pants
4 t-shirts:  3 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve
1 pair black dress shoes
1 pair leather sandals
Toiletries:  razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, nail clipper, deodorant
(all the other stuff the cruise ship provides)

total weight is 31 lbs.

The key to traveling light is to wash your dirty clothes nightly in the shower and allow to dry.  By doing this if you miss a night or two you will still have plenty of cushion to get through the next day.

I can't emphasize how important it is to pack light and carry only the clothes you absolutely have to have.