The Perfect Packing List for a European River Cruise
Are you planning a luxury European river cruise? Congratulations! You're about to experience a truly unique and memorable vacation quite unlike anything else.
As you get ready for your trip, you might be wondering what you'll need to bring. Many river cruise companies will provide you with a packing list of items that you should bring onboard. If yours does not, contact them for advice.
However, if you are looking for additional guidance, you've come to the right place. Here are some additional items that you should consider packing.
First and foremost, pack comfortable clothes and shoes. You will be doing a lot of walking if you are going to experience excursions on your trip, so make sure to bring outfits that you can move around easily in. Also, the weather can change quickly in many of Europe's tourist destinations, so pack layers that you can add or remove as needed.
Secondly, don't forget to pack your camera! You will want to capture all of the amazing sights and experiences that you have on your trip. Make sure to also pack any chargers or batteries that you might need. If you prefer to use your phone for taking pictures, don't forget an extra charging cord and a USB charger.
It's important that you pack any medications that you might need. This is especially important if you have any allergies or medical conditions. It can be harder (though certainly not impossible) to receive medical care in other countries where you do not usually spend time. While you're at it, pack an N-95 or similar face mask in case you are required to wear one by any nations, medical facilities, or tourist sites you visit during your trip.
Here is a list of additional items to consider bringing on your trip:
- Sunglasses and sunscreen
- Hat or scarf (for cold weather)
- Raincoat or poncho (for wet weather)
- Light jacket or sweater (for cool evenings)
- Travel pillow and blanket (for sleeping on the river cruise)
-A small purse or bag for carrying your items when you leave the ship
-A swimsuit, coverup, and pool shoes
-Cosmetics and toiletries you use daily
Will you be taking excursions and enjoying dinners out, nights at the theater, or spending time in some of the world's finest museums? If so, you'll need to pack a few more items. Here are some suggestions:
- A nice outfit or two for dinners out and special occasions
-A sketchbook, if you're inclined to be creative in tourist spots or museums
-Eyeglasses or binoculars
-ID if you qualify for any special attraction discounts
In general, pack as light as possible for a river cruise to avoid taking up too much space in your stateroom. You'll want to strike a balance between having what you need and not being burdened by your belongings. By following these tips, you can be sure that you have everything you need for an unforgettable luxury European river cruise. Safe travels!