Five Helpful Packing Tips

Luggage

Pullmantur Cruises offer a range of all-inclusive packages to stunning destinations around the world such as the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Norwegian Fjords and Northern Europe. The cost of each package covers your meals, drinks, gratuities, return flights, overseas transfers, and hotel stays (where applicable). This leaves very little else to worry about, except for how the weather may turn out; what to wear for dinner; and the simple task of packing...

Whilst we predict the weather, nor decide what attire to take with you on your cruise, we can help with help with relieving the stress of packing. This week, we provide five of the best tips to consider when it comes to packing.

Check the weight of your suitcase

By this, we mean checking the weight of it before anything has been placed inside. One suitcase may weigh more than another, but choosing the right luggage will save you a few vital kilogrammes. Heavier suitcases may weigh in excess of 5kg, whilst lighter alternatives can weigh as little as 3.5kg.

Make use of empty spaces

Think about how you could utilise every nook and cranny of your luggage. Items such as shoes can also be used to store cosmetic bottles or other small loose items. Try not to use up all the empty spaces when packing though, as you may want to save space for any souvenirs you bring home.

Invest in packing cubes

What are packing cubes, you may ask? Cube-shaped individual zipped nylon bags will help you to organise the contents of your luggage. These cubes come in different sizes and different colours and will make the packing and unpacking experience so much easier.

Vacuum packs

If you’ve tried your best to remove the items you definitely won’t need and still don’t have enough room in your luggage, a vacuum pack is an affordable solution. This will squeeze your clothes down as much as possible, whilst also ensuring they remain clean and tidy. If you’re concerned about items becoming creased, you may also want to consider taking a travel iron.

Portable luggage scales

You’ve got on board your cruise ship, saved room for souvenirs and had a wonderful time. Now it’s time to come home, and you’re concerned that your luggage may weigh more than the allowed limit. One way around this is to take portable luggage scales, and ensure items are distributed between your hold and hand luggage so as to avoid any unnecessary stress at the airport.


A cruise holiday is one of the best value options available, enabling you to experience multiple destinations in a short period of time whilst your floating hotel effortlessly carries you from one port to the next. Pullmantur Cruises' range of all-inclusive holiday packages allow you to relax, safe in the knowledge that everything has been paid for in advance.

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