Archive for September 1, 2009
If you’re going on a cruise and have some extra luggage space once you’ve packed all those clothes and shoes, here are some other items you might consider including:
-Clothespins – for drying laundry on the line in the shower or to weigh down that overly affectionate shower curtain
-Power strip – one outlet is not enough for me since I usually need to charge more than one thing as well as the…
-Alarm clock – the cabins just don’t have them, and I really like to know what time it is in the middle of the night without having to pick up my iPhone
-Itch cream – you never know when a pesky bug bite is going to drive you crazy
-Water bottle – it’s so much cheaper to carry a water bottle around full of ship water instead of buying water everywhere
-Seasickness meds – obviously this isn’t necessary on every cruise or even for every person, but some people REALLY need these
-A general mini first aid type kit – pain meds, stomach meds, bandages, Neosporin, aloe gel, sunscreen
-An extra, empty bag for souvenirs
-Wine carriers if you plan to buy wine
-Something to make carrying your ship card easier (lanyard, wrist coil, etc.)
-Ziploc baggies – these can come in handy for all sorts of stuff, including carrying a cookie into port in case you get desperate
-Mini sewing kit – it would be awful for an important button to fall off and for you to be unable to fix it.
-Highlighter for the daily newsletters
-Mini Woolite for handwashing swimsuits, underwear, etc.
-Small umbrella because you never know when it’s going to rain
-Flashlight because you never know if the power on the ship will go out for a bit and you won’t be able to find your way out of your cabin and in to a public area
- Over the door organizer for your toiletries – though I’d skip this unless there are more than 2 people in the cabin or the people have a huge amount of toiletries
Are there any extras you like to take? I know some people like duct tape.
TTT: Travel Tip Tuesday