Packing for a cruise seems pretty straight forward… right? Well, yes, it is in a lot of ways. It’s not likely that you’re going to forget your swimsuit or your sunglasses. But there are some items out there that deserve a spot in your suitcase that you may have never even thought of before. Everyone is obviously going to require different things to be comfortable on a cruise, but we recommend considering packing these three items the next time that you hop onto a cruise ship. You might just find that you never want to travel without them again!
A hanging organizer
No matter what company you’re sailing with, it’s likely that your cabin is going to be a little bit smaller than you expected. This generally isn’t a huge deal, but it can be a bit annoying when you just want to have some downtime by yourself or with your family. This may sound a bit unorthodox, but one excellent way to free up some space in your cabin is to bring along an over-the-door hanging organizer. They pack down small into a suitcase but allow you to keep all of your knick-knacks in one spot.
A power strip
A power strip (or any other product that can turn one outlet into many) is an invaluable travel resource. We recommend bringing something like this along with you no matter how you’re travelling, but they are especially useful on cruises. Cabins generally have less outlets than you might like, and that means that a power strip will really help you out when everyone in your family needs to charge their phones and their laptops. Bonus points if you bring one that can potentially plug into international kinds of outlets. This can come in handy in certain situations.
Binoculars aren’t exactly the most obscure cruise item, but many people still don’t have them on their packing lists. Let us tell you that binoculars can totally change your cruise experience. There are going to be things far off in the ocean that are worth getting a closer look at no matter where you’re sailing. Maybe it’s an island that you’re floating past; maybe it’s a whale jumping out of the water; maybe it’s just a flock of birds flying nearby. Binoculars can also be a nice thing to have when you step of the ship as well. They’re small, so why not just bring them along?
We could go on and on about all the things that you could bring, but packing for a cruise is ultimately a personal experience. These three items are definitely worth considering though!