10 Must Have Items for your Cruise Vacation
Don’t leave home without them!
Your passport, cruise documents, sunscreen and of course that swim suit are things everyone knows to bring… on that upcoming cruise adventure. However; here are 10 items you might want to
add to that packing list.
Each member of your family should have a lanyard with a plastic sleeve attached. These lanyards are extremely helpful for keeping your room key and identification close to you. It
also makes entering your room very easy without having to remove it from the plastic sleeve.
Old Room Key
Have you ever been to a hotel and have not turned in your room key, well hold on that that piece of plastic and pack it on your next cruise. A lot of cruise lines require you to insert
your key card into a slot to activate the lights when you arrive in your room. By placing an old hotel key into this slot; you do not need to remove your key card out of your plastic sleeve on your
lanyard each time you come and go from your room.
Storage Bags of all sizes
Storage bags are a go-to item when traveling on land or sea. They are excellent to pack personal toiletries in and can prevent spillage in your luggage and ruining clothing
and other sensitive items. Storage bags are also great to bring home items that are damp or dirty such as bathing suit or sneakers.
Beach Towel Clamps
These little gadgets are very useful for around the pool or if you have an excursion to the beach. Towel clamps keep your towel from falling down your chair and keeping your chair cool in the hot sun. They are also useful for hanging items in your room.
Sea Bands and Ginger
Even the most seasoned cruiser can have a bout of sea sickness and some over the counter medications can often cause sleepiness. These wrist bands use acupressure to relieve symptoms. Sea bands can be found at local pharmacies and can be purchased online. If a pressure point wrist band isn’t cutting it for you, try Ginger Root. It has a long history of assisting indigestion, nausea and vomiting due to motion sickness. Ginger Root can be found in the vitamin isle of most grocery stores and pharmacies.
Power Strips and Extension Cords
Never leave home without one. In the day of multiple electronic devices, everyone wants to charge their items at the same time. Power strips allow for an in-room charging station. Most cruise rooms have very few outlets and a power strip provide options for all of those wonderful devices.
Did you know that most cruise line doors are medal and they can be decorated with fun magnets. Decorating your door for a celebration or even a personalized theme can make the trip even more fun for kids. This also helps for kids to quickly identify your door in a long hallway. A wipe board is another item that is helpful on a magnet door. This can help groups stay in touch about meeting places, if you do not want to purchase a communication app for on board. Don’t forget a few heavy duty magnetic hooks to hang up extra towels and thing in the room.
Suction Cups or Command Hangers
These hanging devices come in handy to help organize your stateroom by hanging hats, bags, scarves, lanyards and other items. Most staterooms have at least one hook, but these come in handy or keeping items off the floor and organized in small spaces.
These have many uses while on vacation including helping find that earring that rolled under the bed, some late-night reading while the kids are trying to sleep and hopefully you won’t need it but a flash light can be a life saver in the case of a power failure. Flashlights are not to be left at home.
Kids Shovel and Bucket
If you are traveling with children, one of the easiest ways to save money when heading to a beach location on your cruise is to hit your local dollar store before you leave and purchase a shovel and pail. Packing may seem difficult but there are many items you can put into the bucket while in your luggage; for example, fill it with your socks. When you reach your beach day, whip out these fun gifts for your kids. This will avoid the high-priced options that will be for sale at your destination. Then before you leave, give your bucket and pail to a child on the beach or dispose of before you head back onto the ship. You are only out $1.00, and you won’t have to bring these sandy items into your stateroom.
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