The packing list for 16 days of summer fun has already be drafted. And, after multiple vacations packing is typically not an issue. But, this is the first trip when we would have a short hotel stay, followed by a 7 night cruise, and then 7 days at Walt Disney World. I'm starting to scratch my head at the best way to pack for this vacation.
Historically, each one of us has a large suitcase for checked luggage that contains our necessities for the length of the trip with accessories being delegated to the carry-on bags. This strategy has worked well, though, it has caused us to live out of suitcases while on the ship.
I am wondering about packing all needed items for our cruise in one or more suitcase and then have our Walt Disney World items packed in another bag that would not require opening throughout the cruise. That suitcase could go under the bed for the length of the cruise and then we could unpack the other suitcase(s) while on the ship.
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To be even more efficient, one of our carry-on bags could hold what we need for our two night hotel stay prior to sailing. This way, we wouldn't have to open either of the larger, checked bags--except to get toiletries.
The more I think about this idea, the more I like it. But first, I have to revise the packing list into smaller lists--what's needed for the cruise and what's needed for the parks. I will get right on that!