Packing for a cruise can be stressful for some people. There are a lot of things to remember for each of the activities that you may experience on your trip. While you are packing it is easy to remember basic items- bathing suit, comfortable shoes, evening wear and more. But you may not think of some random items that will be helpful on your trip. Check out some of these items that you might find yourself missing if you leave them behind.
1) Coffee Mug
It may seem like it isn’t that important, but if you are a big coffee drinker you are probably going to want a bigger cup right in your hand. Protect your fingers from the extreme heat that a flimsy cup won’t protect you from with a bigger and better mug that you bring along in your suitcase.
2) Proper Power Essentials
Power in your cabin room is sometimes going to be difficult to come by when you are sharing outlets with your family. Consider bringing along a power strip to plug in what you will need to power up – cameras, phones, tablets and more. Don’t miss out on any of the fun action just because you don’t have enough outlets.
3) Sea Sickness Medicine
While you may remember to pack your medications and over-the-counter medicine, you should definitely think to throw in something that will help with sea sickness. If you have never been on a cruise this is definitely an important addition to your toiletry packing. Dramamine or ginger pills will help whenever you start to feel a little queasy.
4) Plastic Wrap or Bags
The last thing you want is to open up your luggage and find your favorite clothes for your trip ruined because a bottle of suntan lotion exploded all over. Take the cap off of your toiletries and then put a plastic bag or plastic wrap over the top of the bottle and then put the cap back on. The plastic will help to prevent a broken bottle of liquid get all over your clothes. You should also put all of the liquid bottles into one toiletry bag to conceal a spill if one does happen.
5) Protect Your Jewelry
If you are bringing along some jewelry, you will want to make sure that it is not tangled when you finally arrive and are ready to wear it. To help protect the fragile chains, put a chain throw a straw and close the clasp again. The straw will keep the chain from getting tangled up during transit.