What to Pack for a Quick Getaway Cruise
Packing for a trip has always been everybody’s struggle. We tend to fill our luggage with every single thing we can think of in hopes of not forgetting something we might later on regret during the trip! Little did we know that our luggage became so jampacked with things we don’t even need during the whole cruise. In this article, we have gone through forums and comments asking people about their cruise essentials. Never make the mistake of forgetting something you may actually need during the cruise to save yourself from stress.
#1 Capture every moment: Camera
Travelling is quite a meaningful journey for all of us. This is why it is only natural to not let any moment slip away! Photographs do so much when it comes to bring us back to amazing memories. While most people rely on smartphones for photos, it’s still a different experience bringing a camera with you. Apart from the higher quality it gives, it also lets you have a separate storage for your trip photos rather than having them all mixed up with your random phone photos. You can also settle for an Instax camera to have photos printed in an instant!
#2 Your instant peace-giver: Ear Plugs
A lot of people overlook the immense benefits of ear plugs. Just like riding the plane, being on a cruise can be a bit rattling on the ears sometimes. In addition to that, there are possibilities that you will encounter noisy cruisers by the next cabin or pretty much any sound that may disrupt your beauty sleep. With this being mentioned, ear plugs will save you from unwanted noises that may bring you disturbance. It should always be a relaxing not distressing experience.
#3 Bring your favorite healthy drinks: Bottled Beverages
It is always wise to bring extra bottled drinks with you especially when you are in a cruise. We recommend you make your own detox drinks in order to keep up with your diet. Drinks can be quite unreasonable pricey in cruise ships or if not expensive, you’ll have very limited choices. If you are thinking about something to freshen you up in an instant the healthy way, it’s quite a great idea to bring your own bottled beverages.
#4 Swimming Essentials
We believe there’s no need to explain this one any further! Well, if you really want to enjoy your cruise to the fullest and take advantage of its lavish amenities, then don’t forget to bring your swimming essentials. It tends to be quite hot and sunny during the cruise so it’s best to bring a hat and a pair of sunglasses with you. Read more about swimwear here: Swimwear for Women Over 40
#5 Avoid sun damage: Sunblock with High SPF
We all know that sun protection is always a must. If you are quite a beauty enthusiast, you will know how important applying sun cream is on your face and body. Just like what we mentioned previously, it can be extremely hot during the cruise so it is always a better choice to bring a sunblock with high SPF with you. Giving your skin superior sun protection will help you prevent dark spots, uneven skin tone and other forms of sun damage. In addition to this, you are also giving yourself a favor by minimizing the chances of a really bad sunburn! Of course, you wouldn’t want to carry on during the trip with blotchy and irritated skin!
#6 Be organized. Travel Storage Bags
There are times that availability limits your cabin space. In order to have everything organized and prevent losing all your stuff, many experienced cruisers recommend that you carry your own travel storage bags. It lets you store all your stuff while being organized. When you try to unload everything on the cabin or just pop them all inside your bags, there’s a bigger possibility that you will lose many of your things.
#7 Instant Laundry: Stain Removers
Well of course, you can’t really do the laundry while on a cruise, right? Some cruise ships offer laundry rooms but it’s not always the most convenient case for everybody. If you are concerned about unwanted stains or dirty clothes, why not bring an instant laundry spray? It gets rid of stains and freshens up your clothing without having to deal with all the hassle that doing the laundry gives. You can buy instant laundry sprays in supermarkets but if you are that DIY kind of person, then check out this tutorial blog post. It’s super easy to do and it works on pretty much everything!
#8 Electronic Aids
Smartphones, laptop, pocket wifi, power bank, camera…the list goes on! There’s just too much electronic gadgets that need some charging and most of the time, cruise ships have very limited outlets. To save you time and from going back and forth just to borrow charging equipment, you can bring your own electronic aids. Just make sure to ask the cruise staff regarding the voltage to make sure that what you brought with you is compatible with their outlets.
#9 Better safe than Sorry: First Aid Kit
It’s not quite necessary for you to bring your own mini hospital with a very dramatic first aid kit. You only need to stock up on your essential meds (probably for seasickness, headache..etc.) Buying medicine while on board can be quite expensive and inconvenient so it’s much better to bring your own first aid kit. Bring band-aids, sterilizing alcohol and the likes of ever you encounter minor wounds or scratches.
#10 Be eco-friendly while shopping: Eco Shopping Bags
Shopping is already a given whenever one goes on vacation. To save you space and to go friendly with the environment, bring your own eco shopping bags. It will save you from getting so problematic with regards to space and unwanted extra shopping boxes and bags. Eco bags are lightweight, can be folded and very stylish too so they are very versatile! Don’t hesitate to grab some and bring them with you on a cruise.
Going on a vacation is always an amazing escape from the stressful life in the city so make sure you pack wisely to avoid having stress on board with you. We hope you find this list helpful for when you pack for a quick getaway cruise, you’ll surely have all your essentials with you. More travel tips? Go to our Travel Blog Posts.