Prepare Holiday Checklists

Making travel plans can start the beginning of that vacation feeling.  No matter what season of the year that it is, you can prepare holiday plans for you and your family, so that will have something to look forward to.  Before you leave on your trip, however, you need to be sure that you pack carefully, so that you will have what you need on your travel tour.  
The cruise ship will have almost anything that you need available for purchase, but it can cost you significantly more.  That is why you want to make sure that you carefully pack and make your travel plan, so that you can save yourself money and hassle on items that you could have packed.   
You may think that you only need to take your ticket, but there are other items that you will need.  You need to take some type of identification, whether it is a driver’s license, passport, or state identification card.  If you are leaving the country on a cruise, then a passport is necessary.  You will also want to make sure that the country that you are visiting does not require a visa, because some countries require them in addition to your passport.  The best way to learn about the necessary documents for the countries that you are visiting is to ask your cruise line representative or travel agent.  Medical documents and immunization records could come in helpful, too.  
Souvenirs are something that people enjoy purchasing as a memento of their trip.  That is why you will want to take some money.  On the cruise ship, you will not need money, but when you get off of the ship, you will need it for all of those extras.  Your credit and debit card, along with some cash, can help you to purchase those little things that you want and need.  Traveler’s checks are a good idea, too, because they can be easily replaced in most cases.  By spreading your money out into several different kinds and separating it, you can help to make sure that you will have some money source even if you have some stolen.   
If you forget something like a toothbrush, you can purchase a new one on board the ship, although it will cost you a little more.  Things that you should not forget include your prescription medications, reading glasses, contact lenses, etc.  These items will be difficult or impossible to replace on board the ship, so this is why you want to double-check your travel plan checklist to make sure that you do not forget this type of item.  Other things that you may want to consider taking with you are medications for pain, colds, and seasickness.  These items can be found on board, but they will be significantly more expensive.  
If you want to take pictures, then you will want to pack your digital camera, as well as extra batteries and memory sticks.  There will be a great deal of opportunity for pictures and this is why you want to be sure that you have the right tools in hand to do this.  If you are going to need to use the phone, then you will want to make sure that you take prepaid phone cards, because it is expensive to make calls from the ship.   
Leave room in your suitcase for souvenirs for yourself and for your friends.  Once you have made your travel plan and packing checklist, you will be well on your way to the most relaxing and fun vacation that you have ever taken.  Enjoy!
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