Packing for a European Cruise in Winter
I always want to be one of those people who is packed up and ready days before we need to leave for any trip. I make lists and mentally plan what clothes we need. But we never are ready until a few hours before we need to leave our house, at best. This time, we were traveling to Europe and packing for a European cruise in winter, and I didn’t want to be bogged down by extra luggage for a few reasons.
- When we got to Barcelona, I knew we were taking public transport and then walking to the hotel. That meant that Keith and I needed to have a hand free to deal with the kids.
- We were going to be moving around a lot with the luggage: To Barcelona, to the cruise ship, off the cruise ship, and back to Miami.
- We were taking our Mini-van to the Airport. This meant 5 adults, 2 kids and all our luggage needed to fit in our Toyota Sienna.
In light of this, the apart-hotel that I booked in Barcelona had a washing machine.
So for 10 days in Europe, this is what I packed (including what was worn on the plane):
2 pairs of jeans
1 pair of leggings (black)
2 cotton tank tops
1 tee shirt
4 longsleeve shirts
1 columbia jacket
1 reef flip flops
1 swimsuit (for the hot tub on the cruise ship)
4 short sleeve shirts
3 long sleeve shirts
Quinn and Patrick
3 pairs of jeans
2 short sleeve shirts
5 long sleeve shirts
1 swim suit