What to pack

Are you wondering what to pack? Have you asked all your friends who love to cruise, and you’re still not sure?

Don't worry, we're here to help with any advice on what to bring, what not to bring, and what you can find on board.

The closets in our cabins are very spacious, and don't forget that on all our vessels we have an extensive shopping arcade where you can find clothing, perfume and accessories, plus a hairdresser and salon for all your beauty requirements. A daily laundry service is also available.

Leave extra room in your suitcase for souvenirs and gifts for you and your loved ones.


Preparing your suitcase! You’ll need to pack different items depending on the countries included on your cruise itinerary: here are a few examples.

The Mediterranean in spring-summer

Lightweight luggage! The climate is pleasantly warm in all the countries we visit on our cruises. Don't forget sunscreen for your skin, sunglasses and beach wear. And a bag is very useful when you go to the beach.

The Mediterranean in autumn-winter

Although the climate is not ideal for the beach, it is the perfect time for exploring the cities and culture. We recommend comfortable shoes, sweaters and rainproof outerwear, and an umbrella you can keep in your bag.

North Europe

Don't forget hiking boots and clothing for sports and outdoor shore excursions, a camera and a backpack as hand luggage. Summers in North Europe are mild, but in the mornings and evenings a jacket is essential.

Exotic destinations

Summer clothing for a tropical climate, with waterproof clothing for sudden downpours, swimsuit, cover-up, and sunscreen. In Muslim countries like the United Arab Emirates and the Maldives, we recommend that you respect the local customs and do not wear revealing or provocative clothing.

World Tour

There are so many places visited when on a World Cruise... but you won't be able to bring your entire wardrobe! Don't forget: all the necessary documents, passport, visa, camera and some good books.

Far East

Our advice is to be prepared: T-shirt, long pants and sunscreen for sunny days; waterproof, closed-toe shoes and a sweater for rainy days.

Check the list

Essential for any trip

What is provided on board

What not to bring

Personal documents and travel documents

✓ Sheets

✗ Weapons, ammunition, explosive substances

✓ Medicines and medical devices

✓ Towels

✗ Fireworks, gases, infectious and poisonous substances

✓ Credit card or cash

✓ Soap, shampoo and body wash

✗ Food and drink (with the exception of baby food)

✓ Chargers

✓ Hairdryer

✗ Animals (except guide dogs)

✓ Sunscreen, sunglasses and swimsuits

✓ Beach towels

✗ Home appliances (iron, coffeemaker, kettle, hairdryer, hair straightener)

Diapers, bottles and specific foods for young children

✓ Cigarettes, tobacco (available from shops and bars on board)

✗ List of prohibited articles

✓ Comfortable shoes to enjoy the shore excursions with happy feet

✓ Crib, cot, highchair and baby bottle warmer (on request and subject to availability at the time of booking)


✓ An elegant dress and a white top



✓ A sweater or wrap



✓ Camera



✓ Protective masks and hand sanitizer gel




And other things you need to know

How much can my suitcase weigh? How is my luggage delivered to my cabin?


The weight and size of your luggage will differ depending on whether your trip includes a flight. If you have to take a flight, the rules stipulate a single piece of luggage and a small item of hand luggage per passenger. We suggest you contact your airline to check their specific rules and regulations.
If, however, your holiday starts from the port itself, in addition to an item of hand luggage, each passenger can bring an additional item of luggage for a cruise period of a maximum of 7 days, two pieces for a maximum duration of 14 days and three items of luggage for cruises exceeding a period of 14 days.


Baggage drop off

Once you reach the port of embarkation and even when you disembark, transporting your luggage has never been so easy. You simply affix the luggage labels that will be provided with your cruise ticket, and we will we deliver your luggage directly to your cabin.
Be sure to carry personal effects, including medication and anything else that could be useful during boarding, in your hand luggage.


If you require further information, please contact your travel agency or our cruise Experts.

Also discover...


During the day, in the evening, on shore excursions or playing sports, every event and experience during your Costa holiday needs the right outfit. Forgotten something? Our ships have an extensive shopping arcade where you can find anything you didn't bring.