It’s pretty obvious that most everyone ends up forgetting something here and there that they meant to bring on their vacation. Based on people’s responses in a social media group of the things they’ve forgotten that they wish they hadn’t, we’ve put together a list of things you don’t want to forget when packing for your cruise. Also, some of these items you may not have thought to bring at all – so we hope this list helps!
1. Highlighter for daily newsletter activities
This is a quick and easy way to ensure that you have your tentative schedule for the day down pat, and that it’s easy to notice for any member of your group.
2. Towel clips for the deck or beach
Who wants their towel flying away? Not me! Use clips to hold them onto your chair so a gust of wind doesn’t claim them captive of the sea.
3. Bug spray
This is especially important for any tropical ports you may be visiting, because there’s bound to be a lot of little insects begging for a piece of you. (literally!)
If you’re traveling with kids who may be used to sleeping with a nightlight, or an adult that likes to be able to see where they’re going when they get up in an interior cabin, a nightlight can be a crucial item that you don’t want to forget.
5. Power strip for more outlets
Every seasoned cruiser knows that there is usually a huge lack of outlets in the stateroom. Bring a small power strip for extras. Bonus points if you buy a nifty one that includes USB plugs!
Whether you claim you “never burn!” or you’re trying desperately to come back home from vacation with a sunny glow, bring the sunscreen. Chances are, the amount of sunny days you have will be more than enough for a sunny glow… and you don’t want to come home looking like a lobster and feeling like a fireball instead.
7. Alarm clock (most staterooms don’t have one!)
While cruise ships will often offer a wake-up call for guests who want one, sometimes an alarm clock is just easier. If you don’t want to