Here are my top 10 handy things to bring on a cruise that make life a little easier when on a cruise vacation.
As a cruise expert that spends months onboard a cruise ship, I have found there are some really handy little things that make life so much easier on board if you are on a seven-day cruise to a 100-day cruise.
You can buy some things on board, but some things you can’t and I recommend you bring these ten items.
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Top 10 Handy Things to Bring on a Cruise
1. Mesh Laundry Bags
Mesh Laundry Bags – If you use the washing machines onboard use these handy little mesh bags to put your delicates inside to protect them and also, no one can see anything fancy inside!
2. Laundry Bag
Laundry Bag – It is much easier to store your dirty laundry in a nice bag than if you need to wash some laundry onboard it looks much nicer carrying this bag than a plastic bag from the souvenir shop! Also, when going home just put this bag straight in your suitcase.
3. Reusable Storage Bags
Reusable Storage Bags – These are such a handy thing to have while travelling to keep all your valuable items clean and away from water damage. Also good for keeping food in while travelling all day.
4. Packing Cubes
Packing Cubes – I cannot live without these! They make packing so much easier and create a lot more space in your luggage. Also, use them in draws or in the closet in your cabin to keep yourself organised.
5. Portable Phone Charger
Portable Battery Charger – We use our phones for everything a camera, for the internet, to play games, as a phone, texting and to use the millions of apps we have. The battery always runs out quicker than we expect, so these handy portable phone chargers charge your phone on the go without needing to find somewhere to plug in your charger.
6. Magnetic Hooks
Magnetic Hooks – The walls in your cabin are magnetic, so make use of this by bringing magnetic hooks, to hang up jewellery, your lanyard with your cabin key, hang coat hangers-on, handbags, scarves, hats, etc. Also, to stick any paper to the wall.
7. Beach Towel Pegs
Beach Towel Clips for the Sunbed – Do you get annoyed when your towel moves or the wind keeps blowing it? Well, these beach towel clips are great for keeping your towel right where you want in on your sun lounger.
8. Travel Coffee Mug/Water Bottle
Insulated Stainless Steel Flask – Keep your water cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks, hot for 12 hours with these insulated water bottles, so handy for by the pool, in the gym, on tour or at the beach.
9. Wrinkle Release Spray
Travel Wrinkle Remover – The last thing you want to do on vacation is ironing! As soon as you unpack hang up your clothes and spray wrinkle remover on them and the wrinkles should fall out.
10. Stain Spot Remover Pen
Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover Pen – These are a lifesaver when you spill red wine, coffee, tomato sauce, chocolate ice cream down your top. Get the stain out before it becomes permanent.
Make sure you pack these handy items for your next cruise. Do you have a handy item you always bring on a cruise? If so, please share and comment below, I would love to hear your tips.
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Love Lucy x
These are some awesome tips which I will definitely share with my friends who often go on a cruise. Excellent and very practical post, Lucy.
Thank you very much Agness!
Cool article! I’ve never been on a cruise but I would find this handy if I was going on one!
I think the packing cubes are the best invention ever! Not only for the cruises! I’m just like you, I discovered them because they were a present and now… I can’t live without them!
They are! How did we pack without them!
These are all great tips! We love cruises, and would agree that all of these would come in really handy!
Thanks for the great ideas! Never would have though to bring beach towel clips! And of course, the protective cases for valuables are a must!
Thank you! Now you you are in the know!
These are great items for most kinds of travel! I love those beach towel pegs! I could use some of those right now while backpacking for sure!
For sure, all these items can be used on any vacation. The beach towel pegs are very handy!
The beach towel clips and the magnetic clips are great ideas! I never would have thought of those but I can imagine how useful they would be 🙂
They are very useful!
These are some great tips. I normally carry many of the things listed. I think what I liked most was the magnetic hooks to stick on to the steel walls. It is cool to be use the walls to store our stuff 🙂
Thank you! The magnetic hooks are really handy from sticking things on the wall to hanging things up.
These are all great suggestions and tips! Beach towel pegs are so handy at the beach or pool, or even in the room to truly close those pesky curtains for full darkness.
That is a great idea, about using the beach towel pegs to close the curtains!
Nice list! For sure I would say a portable power bank for your phone and a stain spot remover pen. In fact I carry those two things with me almost everywhere I go! They are always in my luggage when I travel and my laptop bag when I am working!
Wrinkle release spray is pretty handy too! You always have to dress up for dinner on cruises and by the time I arrive at the start of the cruise my dress shirts have typically been crammed in my suitcase for a few hours so getting the wrinkles out is no small chore!
Thank you very much! I am the same, my portable power bank goes in my handbag every day! Wrinkle release spray is very handy on the first day after unpacking!
This is a great list. Travel mugs and portable chargers are an absolute must! I’m always surprised by how quickly I blow through battery on a ship even when I don’t have wifi
Thank you! The portable phone charger was the best invention!
wooow I can’t imagine this product is real “STAIN SPOT REMOVER PEN” good list
I use them a lot! Such a great item especially when cruising.