A big part of the attraction of cruising is that you are at sea and experiencing a whole new world with few similarities to everyday life. But along with all of the new activities and environments comes a few new challenges. Learning about a few gadgets that seasoned cruisers include on every trip can turn a pretty good cruise vacation into the trip of a lifetime.
Most people are thrilled to head out on vacation and try to forget completely about work, and that includes carrying around your ID and access card. But your ID card is just as important when you are on a cruise ship. And in fact, it could be more important as the card now unlocks all of the fun and adventure of the cruise ship. So be sure that you pack a lanyard and card holder for each member of your travel party. Having your keycard around your neck not only leaves your hands free for carrying a drink, pool towel or good book but it also helps to avoid retracing your steps to discover where you laid your card down.
Waterproof Phone Cover
These handy clear waterproof bags allow you to use your touchscreen phone in wet conditions without the worry of ruining a $1000 piece of technology and also your connection to the world. The waterproof covers are offered in many colors, styles, and sizes and some are even designed to protect a few additional items with your phone. Also, be sure to check for a loop or D-ring that will allow you to attach this case to your all-important ID lanyard for hands-free fun while enjoying your cruise.
A Must At The Pool
One of the greatest devices for anyone who loves the pool area on a cruise is the portable lock box. This small case locks onto a lounge chair and can hold your phone, expensive glasses, ID, and even a small wallet while you enjoy the pool without trying to “watch” your stuff. The unit can also be used in your cabin by locking it to the bar in your closet to hold valuables including your passport, jewelry or cash while you are out exploring all that your cruise ship has to offer.
Adding just a few small items to your next packing list can solve many issues for new or even experienced cruise patrons. And for the small investment that you will make, the added security and peace of mind will make every cruise more relaxing and enjoyable.