Why does packing have to be so stressful ….

I used to find packing for a cruise, even when the children were younger, so easy to do but now it seems such a chore and that is with the children packing for themselves.

I have just finished packing for our cruise tomorrow. Everything from back-up outfits to what I’m going to wear which night ( my fat and thin outfits) the weather conditions at the beginning of the cruise had made me rethink. I would say it’s all about being organised I didn’t want to overpack so I have gone with taking layers so I have my summer clothes with a cardy and an umbrella with a few mix and match outfits. You also need to think about the dress code on the ships. During the day whatever goes on a cruise but in the evening you need to think about the formal nights and the themed nights, luckily on my cruise, I just have the 2 formal evenings.
I have also packed my gym stuff I am going to make sure I visit a few times to limit the damage I do !!!
The beauty about sailing out of the UK is we can take as much as we can fit in the cabin.
There is so much more provided on a cruise through then some hotels no need to worry about hairdryers as they are in your cabin along with tea and coffee making facilities on most of the ships sailings out of the UK. One of the best bits for me is having pool towels so I can have a fresh one everyday !!!
There are things you need to remember not to pack like travel irons
The one thing we cant pack and will definitely be missed is our dog Billy we do find it hard to leave him, he is going to my mother and father in-laws where he will be spoilt.

As you are reading this we will be at sea on our Spain and Portugal cruise , check out my next blogs to find out all about it.

How do you get on with your packing ?



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Hi my name is Erica although most people know me as Betsy which is my work name, welcome to my cruise page. I  have been in the travel industry for coming onto 27 years. I started my career in a small independent travel agent, where I went on work experience and they…

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