Apr 24, 2015
Gary Bembridge author of "The
Cruise Traveler's Handbook" provides another 60-Second Cruise
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Non-clothes items to pack
Most people focus on what clothes they need to take on their
cruise. If a fancy one with dress codes there is lottos angst about
the right mix of gowns, suits and more casual clothes. If a mixture
of weather then layering dominates the packing. But you should
spend as much time thinking about non-clothing items to bring. Here
are some things I recommend
Here are a few helpful items to take:
- Electrical plug adaptors. Cruise ships usually mostly have
American two-pin plug sockets, using 110-120 volts and so bring
adaptors as needed if from other countries.
- Extension cord. Many cabins have limited number of plugs and so
an extension cord enables charging and use of multiple items at one
- Chargers for your electrical items like mobile phone, laptop
- Earplugs and eyeshades are often useful.
- Personalised First aid kit. Bring remedies for you usually use
for ailments such as seasickness, headaches and diarrhoea, along
with a pack of plasters.
- Guide books and maps if you are planning to self-tour in some
- Entertainment (e.g. iPod, Tablet, eBook reader, or books).
- Small backpack to use when on excursions, to carry your camera,
identification, water, and something warm, if needed.
- Magnets. Many cruisers use these to pin daily programs and
other materials on the walls, which are all metal.