5 things you MUST take with you on your next cruise

When you are busy packing it is easy to overlook a few things, after all they have shops on the cruise ship right? WRONG, forgetting or not thinking about these 5 items could land you in a mess of trouble.

1. Tums/Antacids

Cruise ship food is amazing and wonderful but most likely not what you are used to eating for 7 days in a row. Packing antacids will help if you get heartburn during the cruise.  Adding a twist of lemon to your drink could also help you with your heartburn. 


2. Bug Bite Relief

If you are traveling to a tropical destination there will be bugs unfortunately. Backing bug bite relief will help with any bites you pick up while in port.


3. Shout Cleaning Wipes

Dry cleaning is available on the cruise ship but it is not cheap. Having Shout wipes or other laundry wipes with you can help protect your clothes from staining during your trip.

It takes a day or two to get used to the motion of the ship on the water. It is really easy to misjudge while eating and end up with a few drops here and there on your clothes.


4. Plastic Bag/beach bag

We have found that many stores do not offer shopping bags when you make a purchase in port. Having plastic bags or a beach bag with you is a great way to carry your purchases without having to hold them the entire time.

Plastic bags also work for wet swimsuits and towels after you have been at the beach all day.

I tend to use plastic bags to double wrap our toiletries in our bags.


5. Sunglasses and Sunscreen

It is bright at sea! Sunglasses are your friend on a cruise. We tend to pack multiple pairs just in case something happens to our primary pair. You can find new sunglasses in port and on the ship but they will not be cheap.



Bring a NON surge protected power strip for some reason they tend to take the surge protected ones and you usually have 1 power socket in the entire cabin.



These are the items that we have found that we need on each cruise. Many of them are things we have figured out after multiple cruises that make your cruise so much nicer and easier. 

Fun on the high seas!! A group of 6 first time cruisers hit the pool deck, fun and the alcohol. What new experiences will they have??  How will they enjoy 7 amazing days on a ship?  Will anyone end up with a hangover?  Watch their excitement as they are put together on a ship for the very first time cruising?? "Who will miss the ship leaving the port? Who will end up with a $2500 Sign and Sail bill at the end of the cruise?