Viking River Cruise Packing List and Cruise Packing Tips

Having sailed on a number of Viking River Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises, we realize packing for a river cruise differs from what you would pack for a cruise on one of the bigger cruise lines.

With this in mind, we’ve put together this Viking River Cruise packing list, loaded with helpful cruise packing tips to help you get ready for your river cruise or even your first Viking Ocean Cruise.

How to Pack for a River Cruise

Pack Light  River cruise cabins may not be as spacious as a hotel room or on an ocean-going vessel, so you don’t want to clutter it with unnecessary stuff.

Consider Your Cruise Itinerary

What Season Are You Cruising In When considering how you should dress for a Viking river cruise, depending on the cruise you have chosen, first, think about the season and what weather you may expect.

How Long is Your Cruise

Most river cruises are between 7 to 15 days. You will need to plan for how long you are away taking into consideration clothing, medications and toiletries.

Best Luggage for a Cruise

The best luggage for a river cruise is sturdy, easy to manoeuvre through airports and easy to stow under the bed once you have unpacked on board.

Cruise Luggage Tips

-You maximize the room in your cabin this way and only have to worry about one case while you are travelling. -With this in mind, consider baggage weight allowances if your river cruise includes domestic flights within the country.

Best Bags for Cruise Excursions

The best bag for a shore excursion is one that is not too bulky, comfortable to wear, practical and has good anti-theft features.

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