Thanks to working in the tourism industry I have got packing down to a fine art....good job really since airline weight limits are a tad tight thesedays.
My next cruise is for 40 days with a 20kg weight limit on checked bags x 1.
So in a 25" wheeled hard sided case (checked in) there will be 16 crinkle cotton skirts, 30 tops, 4 pairs jeans, 4 pairs leggings, lingerie, nightwear & 5 posh frocks. The toiletries will also be in there too.
My 18" wheeled hard sided case (handluggage) will have shoes and anything that I either forget to put in the 25" case or things that I might need on the flights to Singapore or from Rome.
I have found that is isn't so much what you pack, but HOW you pack it
1965 - Cunard Queen Mary
1967 - Cunard Queen Elizabeth
1970 - Cunard Queen Elizabeth 2
1971 - P&O Oriana
1972 - SS France
1975 - SS Leopard
1977 - P&O Canberra
2005 - NCL Norwegian Jewel - Shakedown Cruise - Jersey
2005/6 - NCL Norwegian Crown - Chile, Cape Horn, Falkland Islands, Uruguay & Argentina
2006 - Fred Olsen Braemar Mini Cruise - Amsterdam & Zeebrugge
2007 - Fred Olsen Braemar Transatlantic - Jamaica, Cuba, Bahamas, Bermuda & Azores
2007 - Fred Olsen Braemar Mini Cruise - Guernsey & Amsterdam
2007 - NCL Norwegian Gem - Shakedown Cruise - Amsterdam
2008 - Costa Allegra - Hong Kong, Philippines, Borneo, Brunei, Singapore, Saigon, Da-Nang & Sanya
02/04/2010 - Costa Allegra - 39 Night Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Belawan, Langkawi, Phuket, Colombo, Cochin, Goa, Mumbai, Muscat, Salalah, Aden, Safaga, Aqaba, Sharm el Sheikh, Alexandria, Civitavecchia, Savona, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Ajaccio & (back to) Civitavecchia