What to Pack in Your Cruise Embarkation Day Carry On Bag Especially For Families

Updated: Nov 23, 2019

Hey Party People!!! It's been a while since I've blogged because the The Weber Family (or as my daughter calls us "The Fam Bam") just got back from a family cruise ( #15 for the hubs and me...yep, you read that right…we are total cruise junkies, and no, we aren’t senior citizens quite yet although it's approaching fast! 👵🏻👴🏻).

The "Fam Bam" at the St. Maarten Port

I’ve got quite a few things I’m excited to share with you because we learn something every time we go! Whether you are a cruising veteran or a novice, I’m going to pass along some hot tips to help your next cruise the best it can be!

For those of you who are newbies to cruising, the day that you board the ship is called “Embarkation Day”, and it is IMPERATIVE that you pack a Cruise Carry On Bag that is separate from your other luggage, and I’m going to walk you through exactly what you need in that “Embarkation Day Cruise Carry On Bag.”

Before we dive in, if you’ve never been on a cruise, let me back up a bit to give you a quick overview of what the day looks like when you arrive to the port/cruise terminal.

Each cruise line has a “suggested time” for you to arrive. My family always goes a little earlier than that assigned time because honestly, we are just so darn excited to get on the boat we can’t help ourselves. We are an “early bird gets the worm” kind of family and arriving early has always worked out well for us.