Going on a cruise ship? These things are essential to bring

One of the best things about going on a cruise is that you get to hop off and explore numerous sites and places, all while remaining in the same accommodation without having to repack and unpack. Settling into your room for the week and making a home out of your personal cabin is the best way to really relax, unwind, and make the most of your trip. To make sure no amenities are forgotten, it is important you don’t forget the little things that can make a big difference to your adventure.

Here is a list of items you may not have necessarily thought of…nevertheless…they are essentials. Now get packing!

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Formal attire

We’re sure you have already thought of swimwear, shorts, sunglasses, all of the beachwear attire, but have you remembered your formal clothing? Most cruises offer dinner & dances, and there’s usually an exclusive fancy restaurant on board too. So if you want to spend a night celebrating an occasion in style, then remember your formal dress wear too! Men bring along a suit & tie, women take a cocktail dress and a nice pair of heels.


It’s not just the sights of the vast ocean that’ll appear outside your cabin window, as you cruise from coast to coast, there sure will be other stunning views for you to soak up. To get a closer look, remember a pair of binoculars to see some of the sights up close.

Motion sickness treatment

Getting seasick is a terrible feeling, so if you’re a rough traveler who tends to suffer from motion sickness, then bringing along the best treatment for it is a must. There’s plenty of different types of remedies available including medicinal tablets, patches, sweets, and even wristwear straps. Extra tip – bring along a few different ones, so you can find out what works best for you.

Portable charger

When you’re off the ship and exploring the daily sites, then running out of juice on your camera or mobile phone is just want you don’t need. To make sure you don’t run into this problem, why not invest in a portable charger that allows you to charge on the go and not miss out on them all important snapshots.

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Waterproof dry bag

The activities and excursions you take part in during the days could be having fun with some watersports, exploring rock pools, or even just a dip in the ocean. So if you like to think of yourself as a water baby, then packing a waterproof dry bag is a great idea. They’ll keep all your valuables safe and free from any splashes, so no one has to be the designated bag protector.

Portable cabin fan

There’s nothing worse than it being far too hot and sweaty for you to get a good night sleep, so why not bring along a small portable fan for the nights. They’ll keep the air circulating in your cabin, and they can even drown out the noises in the morning time if you want to have a little lie in. There’s plenty of different types and sizes for you to choose from, so make sure you shop around for the best deal!

To really get the most of your cruise, then packing these essentials will make your trip cruise along as smoothly as possible. Bon Voyage!

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