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What to Pack for a 2 Week Cruise

  • March 13, 2024
  • By Stephanie, The Roving Fox
What to Pack for a 2 Week Cruise

I’ve recently gotten into cruising, and there are so many things I wish I knew about packing before my first cruise. A 3-7 day cruise will fly by, but you really start to settle in for longer cruises like 2 weeks. So you may be wondering what to pack for a 2 week cruise? After taking a few cruises over the last year, here are some of my top packing items for cruising.

What to Pack for a 2 Week Cruise

Magnetic Wall Hooks

These heavy duty magnetic hooks are a life saver for cruising. Usually the cabins only come with two or three hooks. You always need more room to hang towels, robes, bags, wet clothes, and more. Especially if you are on a longer cruise, things just pile up. On the last cruise, I packed 6 of these hooks and wished I had gotten the 15 pack!

25-lb Magnetic Hooks for Cruises.

Magnetic hooks for cruises

Reusable Silicone Ziploc Bags

These reusable silicone baggies have endless uses. Pack a sandwich from the buffet for your excursion, grab some extra cookies for a midnight snack, put leftovers from that amazing land-based restaurant, and more. They’re easy to wash and reuse, too!

Silicone bag link

reusable ziploc bags for cruises

Laundry Detergent Options for Machines or Sinks

Getting laundry done on a cruise ship can be wildly expensive. So when you think what to pack for a 2 week cruise, you should definitely pack some detergent to do your own wash. In many port cities you can find laundromats (if you don’t mind spending a couple hours doing laundry).  On one of our cruises it rained nearly every day, so it was easy enough to pop in clothes and grab some coffee or lunch while the machines ran.

You could also try to find a wash and fold place on land, but you need to get there early since many other passengers have the same idea and they run out of space.

I really like the following options for machines or hand washing:

Laundry sheets — dry and very easy to pack!

Laundry pods — These are also great because they are a dry powder, so they won’t make anything wet if they break.

Dr. Bronner Travel Size Soap — perfect for hand washing small loads in your bathroom sink.

laundry detergent for cruises

Hanging Toiletry Bag

A hanging toiletry bag comes in really handy in those tiny cruise bathrooms. Just as there are no hooks in your room, there’s just usually a tiny sliver of counter space available. I love this clear bag so you can see everything in your toiletry kit at a glance, and it has a zip off quart bag for those pesky TSA runs.

Clear hanging toiletry bag with a zip off quart container for liquids.

hanging toiletry bag for cruises

Collapsible Water Bottle

A water bottle comes in handy on board and on land. This collapsible bottle with a lid and straw is perfect to throw in your purse or backpack for the day.

Collapsible water bottle for travel.

collapsible water bottle for cruises

Travel Umbrella

This cute travel umbrella folds up compact and has a reverse design to keep you drier when you fold it up. Although we all want sunny days on cruises, it’s inevitable that it will rain someday, so it’s better to be prepared!

Compact travel umbrella

travel umbrella for cruises

Packable and Foldable Bag

A foldable bag comes in super handy for day trips, excursions, shopping, or the gym on board. You can use them as a beach bag, gym bag, or extra storage for your travels home. I have a favorite travel backpack that folds into its own pouch, as well as a favorite foldable tote.

Foldable backpack

Foldable tote bag

packable backback for cruises

Noise Canceling Headband

Anyone else have a snoring spouse? Or friend? You know some cruise cabins can be small, and when you’re next to a snorer, trying to sleep is literally impossible. I have 2 of these bluetooth headphones. I stream my white noise app to them, pump up the volume, and try to get some sleep. They don’t block out 100% of the snoring but they help amazingly. And you can stream music or whatever you want into them since they’re bluetooth. Highly recommend if you’re struggling with what to pack for a 2 week cruise to help with noise issues!

Bluetooth headband headphones

bluetooth noise cancelling headband for cruises


Portable Phone Battery

I think we can all agree that there’s nothing worse than running out of phone power while you’re out and about. Pick up a battery before your cruise and make sure to always keep it charged and in your bag so you never run out of power.

Portable Phone Power Bank Charger

phone power bank for cruises

Mini First Aid Kit

It’s always a good idea to have a little first aid kit on hand, so throw one of these into your carry on just in case you get a cut or scrape.

Mini First Aid Kit

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By Stephanie, The Roving Fox, March 13, 2024
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