If you haven’t been on a cruise holiday before you may not realize that there are a few essentials that absolutely need to be packed in your luggage to have that stress free holiday. And isn’t that what a cruise is all about? So kick off your sandals and lay back in that deck lounge chair because with these seven travel gadgets you’ll have nothing to worry about.
When you are on a cruise you can expect to be off the grid for periods of time, but last year my father went completely silent for quite a long time. When he texted me from a new number I found out why he ran into the pool completely forgetting his iPhone in his pocket! At the next port, he bought some rice to see if he could dry it out but it was too late. Now if he had this handy waterproof case… Pro tip: Perfect gift for those hard to buy for fathers!
Packing cubes are great for saving room in your luggage and helping you stay organized. You can organize all your clothes when you are packing at home and when you get on the ship just move them straight into your drawers and voila you are unpacked! Pro tip: They also make great dirty laundry bags!
With the very limited counter space in your cabin’s bathroom, a hanging toiletry bag is something that will save you and your partner’s sanity! “Oops, sorry honey! Was that your toothbrush?”. Pro tip: Don’t hang close to the toilet!
Most cabins have very few outlets so don’t forget these travel buddies. The mini power strip can save your family from fighting when they want to charge all their tech gear at once. A power adapter may not be so critical with the American cruises so you may want to check to make sure an adapter is needed. Pro tip: That power strip won’t do you any good if you don’t have the right adapter to plug it in!
Unlike hotel rooms, most cruise ship cabins don’t come with alarm clocks. And if you are staying in an interior cabin it can be pretty dark making it more difficult to wake up without an alarm. Pro tip: Get one with a light so you don’t stub your toe on the way to the bathroom in the middle of the night!
When you are leaving the ship to check out the different destinations you want to keep all your travel documents with you. A neck stash is perfect for fitting in your passport and other important identification and it hides away nicely under your shirt or jacket. Pro tip: Get the RFID version as it helps protects your passport and credit cards from being scanned and stolen!
Tarriss RFID Blocking Neck Wallet
It is always recommended to save a bit of room in your luggage when you are taking a cruise for any souvenirs you may pick up along the way. If you are heading home via the airport save yourself the hassle of excess baggage fees – make sure your luggage is not over your airlines' weight limit by using a digital luggage scale. Pro tip: The Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale is small enough to take shopping with you so you can pre-weigh your souvenirs!
Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale