Don’t know what to take on a cruise? We have cruised a lot and found a few little gadgets that we bring every time we board a cruise.
Let me share them with you:
What to Take on A Cruise Tip #1: Dollar Store Tea Lights
The cabin bathroom can be dark at night, and finding the light switch might not be easy. We discovered that LED tea lights from the dollar store are perfect for that. They cost you about 2 dollars, and the battery lasts at a little over a week. We turn them in the bath at night in before bed, and the problem is solved. Trust me. It’s a must-have!
What to Bring on A Cruise Tip #2: Scent Diffuser
We discovered that it is quite lovely to have a small stick scent diffuser in the cabin, especially if you are in an inside cabin when the air can get a little stuffy. They are tiny, and they last more than three weeks. We particularly enjoyed a lemon-scented one. They are easy to find on Amazon for under $15.00.
What to Take on A Cruise Tip #3: Fridge Magnets
Believe it or not, but your cabin walls are made out of metal. Why not use them to store all the invitations, photos or other paper you might need for your cruise. Fridge magnets are perfect for the job, and at the end of the trip, they make for a great gift!
What to Bring on A Cruise Tip #4: USB/Power Plug Converter with 4 USB ports
When I cruise I always bring my phone, my tablet, my camera, my GoPro and my laptop…. those are a LOT of devices to charge at night. I discovered this little tool that is perfect for the job. Not only converts every plug from every country of the world but it also has four USB ports so I can charge five devices at the same time! Not bad. This little tool is small, light, and it is incredibly handy in hotels and cruises all over the world.
What to Take on A Cruise Tip #5: Boca Clips
I love to spend a lot of time by the pool when I cruise, but sometimes the wind is strong, and the beach towel tends to fly away. One time I saw someone on a ship using these funny clips to hold the towel that looked like pink flamingos! I was thinking, “I gotta have those!” Well, a short search online and I was able to find all sorts of clips that are perfect for the job and stylish in a cheesy kind of way! Now I will not board a ship without those (as you can see in the photo above, of me napping! 📷🙄)
What to Bring on A Cruise Tip #6: Aqua Leisure Monterey Hammock Pool Float
This tool is fantastic for warm destinations at the pool. When it is not inflated, it is the size of a t-shirt. When you inflate it, you will be able to float in the pool and relax. Everyone will ask you to borrow it. You can buy it on Amazon for less than $25.00.
Did I forget to mention anything? What are your favorite must-have gadgets for a cruise?
Andrea was born and raised in Northern Italy. At the age of 30 he moved to Vancouver Canada. Over the years he traveled extensively in North America, Europe, Central America and Asia. He is passionate about traveling, cruising and travel photography. He likes to write about his traveling and shows his travel photos.