Packing decisions

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For a world cruise on Holland America’s Rotterdam, I packed just two suitcases for the 99-day trip. Here’s what I included: five pairs of shorts, 21 tops, 10 pairs of slacks, four formal outfits (for the 33 formal evenings), six pairs of shoes (two of which were sneakers), one hooded nylon jacket, one skirt, two bathing suits, a backpack, four disposable cameras and an empty duffel bag for carrying gifts home.

I took no shampoo, conditioner or body lotion because of the weight they add and because I knew there’d be an endless supply of free little bottles in my cabin. There was dry cleaning and washing/ironing service on the ship plus a few self-serve coin machines for those of us on a tight budget.

For me, these packing decisions worked very well.

SHELLY E. DUNN
Portland, ME

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For a world cruise on Holland America’s Rotterdam, I packed just two suitcases for the 99-day trip. Here’s what I included: five pairs of shorts, 21 tops, 10 pairs of slacks, four formal outfits (for the 33 formal evenings), six pairs of shoes (two of which were sneakers), one hooded nylon jacket, one skirt, two bathing suits, a backpack, four disposable cameras and an empty duffel bag for carrying gifts home.

I took no shampoo, conditioner or body lotion because of the weight they add and because I knew there’d be an endless supply of free little bottles in my cabin. There was dry cleaning and washing/ironing service on the ship plus a few self-serve coin machines for those of us on a tight budget.

For me, these packing decisions worked very well.

SHELLY E. DUNN
Portland, ME