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Going on a honeymoon cruise? Lucky you! But even if your luxury cruise package includes everything, you can be sure of smooth sailing if you pack along a few extra items:
∑ The food onboard cruise ships is notoriously delicious and abundant! To be sure your romantic trousseau isn't strained to the max, pack athletic shoes, sweats or whatever you like to work out in (many ships offer aerobics and yoga classes, or you can plan to take a few laps on deck!).
∑ If possible, bring extra swimwear, as you'll probably be spending some time in the pool. Bring nice cover-ups, too, just to be on the safe side.
∑ Pack a couple of sunhats—if possible, the kind that fasten under the neck—or caps that fit snugly. You'll want to take in the sights and activities on deck, but you'd do well to avoid too much tropical sun.
∑ Speaking of sunlight, do pack some high-quality sunscreen!
∑ Most people on big cruise ships never suffer a moment's seasickness, but it wouldn't hurt to bring some medication for motion sickness, just in case the water gets choppy.
∑ Pack yourselves some nice, comfortable sandals for extensive strolling on deck. The last thing you want to worry about is sore feet!
∑ Remember to pack some formal wear for dinner at the Captain's table. If hubby doesn't own a tux, one can be rented in advance to be delivered to your stateroom.
Last, but not least, although all newlyweds are lucky--you found each other, after all--it's a good idea to purchase some cruise insurance, in the unlikely event anything happens to your luggage, etc.