Documents and Essentials Packing List

Documents and Essentials Packing List

  • Cruise tickets
  • Flight tickets and itinerary
  • Hotel information
  • Rental Car Information
  • Passport + photocopy

  • Driver’s license + photocopy
  • Car insurance information (if renting a car)
  • Health insurance card + photocopy
  • Prescription drug information + photocopy
  • Vaccination certificate + photocopy (if required)
  • Lewis N Clark Luggage Locks

  • Eyeglasses / Reading glasses / Reading Sunglasses + case
  • Eyeglass or Contact Lense prescription information + photocopy
  • Emergency contact information
  • Birth certificate if required + photocopy
  • Wallet with adequate spending cash, dollar bills for tipping, plus emergency cash
  • Traveler’s checks (keep receipt separate from checks or leave at home)
  • Credit cards + photocopy of front and back
  • Phone cards
  • ATM cards
  • Membership cards (AARP, AAA, etc.)
  • Checkbook (or bring a few checks just in case and notate check numbers in your checkbook)
  • Pens / pencils / highlighter to mark your cruise schedule
  • eBags Packing Cube

  • Maps & directions
  • Guide Book
  • Address book
  • Photographs of children in your party (in case someone gets lost onboard)
  • Photograph of your luggage (in case it gets lost)
  • Money belt
  • Extra expandable bag (best if it can double as a day bag and extra bag coming home if additional items have been purchased)
  • Luggage locks or plastic zip ties (bring extra for return trip)
  • Packing Cubes – Help organize packing and separate family member clothing
  • Luggage tags – We recommend strong luggage tags because these can be easily damaged. Bring one extra in case original is lost. Place a copy of your contact information inside your luggage also. Consider ID tracking tags or purchasing Cruisetags to facilitate your boarding process if you’re with Royal Caribbean or Celebrity Cruises.
  • Luggage strap or identifier – Place something colorful on your luggage to easily pick it out. This could be as simple as a colorful ribbon, a luggage strap, handle cover, or as festive as a Pomchie Pom Pom!

Pomchie Pom ID


  1. Leave a copy of all important documents with a friend or family back home.
  2. Photocopy ALL important documents listed below in case they are lost or stolen and place them in a ziplock bag apart from the documents themselves. Leave one copy of all important documents with a trusted friend/family member.
  3. Call your airline or check the TSA website to find out about any items that are banned from carry-on luggage and must be placed in your checked bag.

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