Originally posted by KatWC7501:
My husband and I are leaving on our first cruise this Sunday (Freedom to Western Caribbean). I've been learning a lot on these discussion forums and understand we should pack our swimsuits and dinner clothes in our carry-on bags.
Am I right in assuming that dinner the first night will be casual? Anything else we should pack in our carry-ons?
I wouldn't worry about sunblock especially since the airline limit you to small sizes anyway. Do pack any meds, passport, jewelry, money, cameras (anything you wouldn't want to have stolen). When you do arrive on board the ship you'll be so busy unpacking, emergency drill & looking around I doubt you'll have time to sit by the pool. Whatever clothes you travel with will be fine for dinner the first evening. (even shorts if you luggage hasn't arrived by diner time).