What to Pack for a Caribbean Cruise | Kelly Golightly

As I gear up for our cruise to the Caribbean with Celebrity Cruises, I wanted to share what I’m packing. As you know, I l only travel with carry-on, so if you have a tropical vacation in your future, here’s how to pack light + in style for a weeklong getaway.

IN MY WEEKENDER BAG:
Your weekender bag should have everything you need until your luggage is delivered to your room + should always be kept with you on the plane.

Electronics:
Phone + charger + backup battery + headphones
Camera, charger + flexible tripod
Laptop, mouse + charger
Power strip w/ surge protector
Kindle or book
Binoculars

Clothing:
1 swimsuit
1 coverup
1 lightweight scarf
1-2 pairs of glasses
1-2 pairs of sunglasses
Collapsible backpack/beachbag
Small crossbody clutch with: passport + travel docs, credit card, money, phone, chapstick, tissues
Hat (wear it on)
Sandals/flip flops (wear them on)
Trench coat (wear it on)

Meds + Toiletries:
Makeup
Deodorant
Bandaids
Hairbrush
Travel-size toothpaste
Decanted into 3 oz bottles: shampoo, conditioner, facewash, moisturizer
Sunscreen wipes
Antibacterial wipes
Mosquito repellent wipes
Sudafed, Aleve, Advil, Bonine, Pepto

How To Pack for a Tropical Vacation |  Kelly Golightly

In my Roll-on Suitcase:
2 cocktail dresses/caftans for fancy dining
1 pair of low heels/wedges that go with your fancy frocks
2-3 coverups/tunics/caftans
2-3 tops
1-2 pairs of shorts
1-2 pair of pants (like these)
1 bathing suit
1 baseball cap
1 workout outfit
1 pair of tennis shoes
3 pairs of socks
1 cardigan (like this)
10 pairs of undies
2-3 bras/camis/slips (I wear short slips under coverups/tunics as dresses)
1 pair of pajamas
1 oversized lightweight scarf
1 dirty laundry bag (a trashbag works!)
5 ziploc bags (to transport wet bathing suits from shore excursions)
1 small umbrella
Curling iron
Costume jewelry (nothing precious)

SHOP THE ABOVE + MORE WARM-WEATHER FAVES:

Did I forget anything? Have any suggestions? Let me know in the comments!

This post is a partnership with Celebrity Cruises. All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting Kelly Golightly collaborations.

related posts

Friday Five: 5 Things I’m Lo...

Here are five things I'm loving, including a pink embroidered caftan from Frances Valentine, pink velvet Mary Jane heels, and more pink & red finds!

read more

want more?

OUTFITS
INTERIORS
SHOP
ENTERTAINING
This error message is only visible to WordPress admins

Warning: The account for kellygolightly needs to be reconnected.
Due to Instagram platform changes on March 2, 2020, this Instagram account needs to be reconnected to allow the feed to continue updating. Reconnect on plugin Settings page