If you have decided that you want to take your holidays to some exotic destination by going on a cruise, you are going to want to make sure that you are fully prepared so that you can fully enjoy all that at cruise has to offer. One thing that is really important is what you bring with you and how you can pack it properly to get the most out of trip. You definitely don't want to end up being without something you needed after you are on the ship.
First thing to consider is to pack only the things that you truly are going to need for your cruise. It's going to make things a lot easier if you don't bring things you really don't need and it will also give you more room to buy things on your trip to bring back with you.
The first thing you should pack are the underwear that you will be needing. You should pack these in any of the outside pockets you might have on your suitcase. It's best to roll them up instead of folding them because this will take up far less room.
The next thing you should do is if you are bringing shorts roll them up with a T-shirt and put those in the very bottom of your suitcase. You then can continue to more shorts and T-shirts by doing the same thing. This way you will have more room for other clothes that need a little more room. If you are bringing pants or a dress or two you can lay the dress so that it overlaps the suitcase, then fold the pants on a flat surface in half and lay inside of the dress. After you have done that fold the edges of the dress over the pants.
Only take a couple of pairs of shoes, for instance the pair you'll be wearing when you board and one extra pair. You should take the shoes and put them in a plastic bag so that you protect your clothes. Lay the shoes on top of your clothes that you have already packed.
After you have put the shoes in you should then take a zipper bag and place your personal hygiene items in the bag a long with your sun screen, medicine for motion sickness, pain relief and any prescription medicines you might be on. Place this bag of items on your clothes.
Once you have done that you can continue to add items into your suitcase like your camera, extra hangers, some laundry detergent (small box), your own electric power strip, a travel iron and any other items you feel will be absolutely necessary.
The reason for bringing the power strip is because very few of the cabins on a ship will have the outlets you will need for all the different electrical items you might want to bring and they never offer enough hangers for all of your clothes.