What To Bring & Pack


Make sure you keep one bag that you hand-carry onto the ship. Upon arrival at the Cruise Terminal, your large suitcases will be transferred onto the ship by porters and delivered to your stateroom, and you will not see it again for several hours. You might not see that luggage until late that night. Therefore, pack a carry-on that you can wheel onto the ship with all you need for the day, including your travel documents, Xpress pass (boarding pass), passport, change of clothing, swim suit, sunscreenworkout clothes, cosmetics, make-up, medications, book to read, and/or other vital items you might need in the afternoon before the rest of your luggage arrives in your room.

Give your large bags to one of the porters upon your arrival at the dock. Make sure your luggage tags are securely attached to every piece of luggage so they will arrive in your stateroom. (Print out those luggage tags in advance from the Celebrity website when you complete your online check-in.) Gratuities for porters are not included in your cruise fees. A suggested tip is $2-3 per bag.



Whatever the itinerary, destination, or occasion—when you pack, think casual chic.

During the Day at Port
For warmer climates, pack swimsuits and cover-ups, walking shorts and shirts that protect from the sun, lightweight slacks, skirts or sundress, and a light sweater or jacket. Hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen are always encouraged. For cooler climates, bring clothing with long sleeves, sweaters, and pants that can be layered. In areas prone to snow or rain, waterproof jackets, hats, gloves, and umbrellas are recommended. Around the globe, consider appropriate shoes and gear for the excursions you have planned and the terrain you’ll encounter. For instance, you may pack water shoes if hiking a waterfall or a headscarf or conservative dress for visiting museums, mosques, temples, and churches.

Throughout the ship, casual resort wear, sundresses, shorts, polos, or button-downs are appropriate, paired with sandals, low heels, and loafers. Make sure you bring active wear and sneakers if you plan to hit the gym! Poolside, bathing suits with coverups, T-shirts, tanks, hats, and sunglasses are welcomed. In main and specialty dining, we ask guests to refrain from wearing swimsuits, see-through coverups or robes, bare feet, tank tops, T-shirts, and baseball caps.

At Night Smart Casual
Smart Casual attire is required for entry to main dining, specialty dining, and the Celebrity Theatre. Smart Casual means you look comfortable yet tasteful in a dress, skirt, long pants, or jean, and stylish top or button-down. Shorts and flip flops are not considered Smart Casual.

Evening Chic
Each itinerary features one to two “formal” nights we call “Evening Chic.” Evening Chic means you dress to impress, glamorous and sophisticated in your own way, with a cocktail dress, skirt, slacks, or designer jean, an elegant dress top or blazer—some guests even pack a tuxedo or gown for onboard photos. The Daily program, delivered to your stateroom and available at the Guest Relations Desk, will be your guide to the correct attire each evening. If you do not wish to participate in Evening Chic, Smart Casual attire is acceptable for dining and theater.

Number of Evening Chic and Smart Casual Evenings
7 Days:
2 “Evening Chic” Evenings
5 “Smart Casual” Evenings

Packing for Your Vacation
Many domestic airline carriers now impose excess baggage fees for one or more bags and bags weighing over 50 lbs., so check with your carrier regarding weight restrictions.

All luggage should have a sturdy personal identification tag that will not be lost or damaged in the course of typical airport and trucked luggage handling. On journeys including air travel, luggage will be subject to a considerable amount of handling and we would recommend that your luggage be of sturdy construction.

Celebrity recommends that your travel protection insurance should be adequate enough to cover any possible loss or damage that may occur. Any loss or damage caused by Celebrity or an airline must be reported immediately to the responsible party.

Celebrity will make every effort to assist you in safeguarding your belongings. But remember, you are responsible for your possessions at all times. Celebrity is not responsible for money, jewelry, cameras, binoculars, documents or any other articles you retain in your personal control.

Suggested Packing List:
yoga mat, rain poncho, rain footwear, warm clothing for viewing UFO Starwatches after sunset on the outside deck, nice clothes for dinner, dressy or formal clothes for dinner on two formal night on 7-day cruise, long pants and tops, sundress, sweatshirt and sweatpants, warm jacket or windbreaker, sweater or shawl for air conditioned ship, shorts, t-shirts, tanks, underwear, socks, sleeping-clothes, walking shoes, sandals or flip-flops, 2 bathing suits and cover-up, sunscreen, watch (your phone won’t work as a watch), alarm clock (or ask for wake-up call from ship Operator), cosmetics, toiletries, bar soap (optional), medications, sunglasses, eyeglasses or contacts, hat or visor, camera, laptop or notebook computer (Wi-Fi is available on the ship for a fee) with chargers, extra batteries, backpack or fanny pack for day excursions, binoculars, night-vision goggles for star-watch (optional), post-it notes and pens (to leave notes on your door or for your cabin attendant), book to read, journal, notebook, backpack or fanny pack.

Onshore attire:
You’ll need comfortable walking shoes, as well as a hat or umbrella and sunscreen for protection from the sun. If you’ll be touring any museums, cathedrals or churches, it’s always wise to dress conservatively. In the unlikely event of rain, you may want to bring a poncho, raincoat, or travel umbrella.

Luggage Allowance:
Each guest is permitted to carry a reasonable amount of personal property (including luggage) aboard the vessel; however, for your comfort and convenience, it is recommended that you limit the number of pieces you take. Keep in mind that airlines may charge for excess or oversize luggage. Charges incurred for excess or oversize baggage are the sole responsibility of the passenger. Each airline has a different limit on the amount of luggage they allow. Check with your air carrier for specific restrictions, such as allowance of pounds and any additional charges.

Luggage Tags:
When you print out your Xpress Pass from the Celebrity Cruise Line website, luggage tags will be included on one of the pages. Fold and staple or tape those tags around your luggage handles just before you arrive at the ship so your luggage will arrive safely in your stateroom. It’s a good idea to print out extra luggage tags, in case you or another person in your party loses theirs.

What Not To Bring:
Weapons, illegal drugs, and other items that could interfere with the safe operation of the ship or the safe and secure environment of our guests and crew are prohibited. Do not pack fragile or expensive items (such as jewelry) in checked luggage.

The following are examples of items that guests are not allowed to bring onboard. These and other similar items will be confiscated. Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, flammable liquids, explosives, and dangerous chemicals will not be returned.

– Firearms & Ammunition, including realistic replicas.
– Sharp Objects, including knives and scissors. Personal grooming items such as safety razors are allowed. Scissors with blade length less than 4 inches are allowed.
– Illegal Drugs & Substances
– Candles & Incense
– Coffee Makers, Clothes Irons, & Hot Plates
– Baseball Bats, Hockey Sticks, Cricket Bats, Bows & Arrows
– Skateboards & Surfboards
– Martial Arts Gear
– Self-Defense Gear, including handcuffs, pepper spray, night sticks.
– Flammable Liquids and Explosives, including lighter fluid and fireworks.
– HAM Radios
– Dangerous Chemicals, including bleach and paint.
– Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages. Alcoholic beverages that are purchased in ports-of-call or from shops onboard will be stored by the ship and delivered to you on the last day of the sailing. Alcoholic beverages seized on embarkation day will not be returned.


Each passenger is responsible for providing Celebrity Cruises with complete and accurate immigration information and for obtaining any necessary visas if required for the country from which your passport has been issued.

Ensure your name appears exactly as shown on your receipt and your boarding document. If the name does not match, contact your travel agent (the travel agent must call-in corrections). Please provide Celebrity Cruises with the correct information at least 45 days prior to your cruise. Failure to do so will result in delayed check-in and, possibly, denied boarding.

Travel Document requirements vary by destination and your citizenship. Below are document guidelines for both domestic and international voyages. Please see the following page on the Celebrity website for information about what travel documents are required: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/topics/travel-documents

Health and Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend you review your health insurance coverage before cruising. Many policies, including Medicare, will not pay for services or hospitalization outside of the country or for emergency evacuation, such as a helicopter lift from a ship to shore. Celebrity Cruises ships are foreign-flagged and are considered “out of country.” Please contact Diane at Legendary World Travel: 336-749-1219, to arrange for insurance.