What to Pack for a Cruise

Packing your bag is the last thing to do before your adventure. Make sure you’ve got everything you need for the best holiday ever! Whether you need help deciding which shoes to pack or what size of suitcase to bring, we can help you out with a few handy tips!

It’s important to remember that all luggage, hand and check-in will be screened at embarkation and disembarkation. So don’t pack anything you don’t want us to see! 

Hand Luggage

There are a few things that are best kept close at hand, in your hand luggage.

  • Duty and tax-free purchases including alcohol and tobacco. These purchases will be collected upon embarkation and stored during your cruise.
  • GST tax invoice for the Tourist Refund Scheme
  • Your Passport or Government Issued Photo ID for domestic cruises
  • Any medications, prescriptions, medical devices and your travel insurance policy
  • Guests must declare to Customs all amounts of alcohol in excess of the local Customs limits.


Pack carefully and make sure your bags are properly labeled. We have some restrictions about what is and isn't allowed onboard.
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Dress to impress. We have different dress codes for different times and parts of the ship so make sure you're in the know.
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P'O likes to be the life of the party, that's why we offer themed parties on each and every cruise.
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Packing for a holiday can be hard but we make it easier be telling you exactly what's not allowed onboard.
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