Cruise Travel Essentials

The nice thing about going on a cruise is that everything’s provided for you – the food, the drinks, the entertainment. That’s what first time cruisers think, anyway. If you’re planning a cruise vacation soon, there are a few cruise travel essentials you need to pack.  Here’s our list and the best place/price to get your Cruise Travel Accessories:

Belkin Mini Surge Protector with USB Charger, cruise travel essentials, all about cruises, best cruise deals, best priced cruises, cruise vacation, last minute cruises.Belkin Mini Surge Protector with USB Charger

Surge Protection Wherever You Go Add outlets and peace of mind on business trips and vacations with the Belkin 3-Outlet Mini Surge Protector. Plug it into any wall outlet for extra outlets without extra cords. The 360-degree swivel feature makes it easy to fit in small spaces. Two powered USB Ports offer convenient one-source charging for your mobile devices. Safeguard Your Devices Voltage fluctuations, surges and spikes can damage your computer and peripherals and degrade overall performance. Belkin’s Wall Mount Surge Protector safeguards your personal computer, printer, hard drives, modems and other hard-to-replace equipment against damage, data loss, file corruption and system crashes. Powered USB ports are intended solely for charging devices.

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Cruise Tags Luggage Etag Holders Zip Seal & Steel Loops Thick PVC, cruise travel essentials, all about cruises, best cruise deals, best priced cruises, cruise vacation, last minute cruises.Cruise Tags Luggage Etag Holders Zip Seal & Steel Loops Thick PVC

The Best Cruise Ship Tags that come with a Zip Top Seal Enclosure and Stainless Steel Loop Cord. Their cruise ship tag holder is the only one in the market that provides a high quality cruise ship tag holder at an amazing price!

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Travel Neck Pouch Neck Wallet Stash with RFID Blocking – Passport Holder, cruise travel essentials, all about cruises, best cruise deals, best priced cruises, cruise vacation, last minute cruises.Travel Neck Pouch Neck Wallet Stash with RFID Blocking – Passport Holder

Their professionally-designed passport holder and travel wallet solutions are carefully constructed to provide the latest in high-tech safety and security features. From RFID protection to defend you against the threat of digital thieves, to an invisible and seamless design that keeps your valuables hidden and out of the sight of pickpockets.  5 different colors to choose from.

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Hanging Toiletry Bag By Freegrace, cruise travel essentials, all about cruises, best cruise deals, best priced cruises, cruise vacation, last minute cruises.Hanging Toiletry Bag By Freegrace

This great, spacey bag is 11.02’’ x 5.52’’ x 10.24’’ – 150% the size of a normal toiletry bag. It’s large enough to fit full size bottles and is ideal for couples, families and long term travel.  You can also forget everything you knew about messy baggage. This toiletry bag features three separate compartments and a strong hanging hook to make organizing your accessories, cosmetics and travel essentials easier than ever before!  As if that wasn’t enough, this amazing bag has no less than TEN mesh pockets! You will never waste another extra second trying to find anything. Your baggage is going to be perfectly organized and optimized for efficiency – easy as pie!

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Vetelli Leather Toiletry Bag For Men, cruise travel essentials, all about cruises, best cruise deals, best priced cruises, cruise vacation, last minute cruises.Vetelli Leather Toiletry Bag For Men

This Dopp Kit combines a high-grade PU split leather exterior with an inner nylon lining & water resistant base. Interior mesh pockets allow for organized storage. Strong steel zips (with antique finish) provide long-lasting strength.  This toiletry bag features 2 large interior storage compartments that can easily accommodate items such as shave cream, full-size toothpaste tubes, shampoo, etc.

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4 Set Packing Cubes,Travel Luggage Packing Organizers with Laundry Bag Or Toiletry Bag, cruise travel essentials, all about cruises, best cruise deals, best priced cruises, cruise vacation, last minute cruises.4 Set Packing Cubes,Travel Luggage Packing Organizers with Laundry Bag Or Toiletry Bag

One of the toughest things to do while packing for a trip is fitting everything you want to bring with you into your luggage. Our packing cube system fixes that issue by neatly packing all your clothes tightly into our space saving bags. It allows you to easily store and organize your clothing that makes it easy to pack and even easier to unpack. Your clothes will stay more wrinkled free and not get crushed during your travels.  They’ve included a laundry bag with your cube set so that you can separate your dirty clothing from your fresh clothes on your journey back home.

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Hynes Eagle 38L Flight Approved Weekender Carry on Backpack, cruise travel essentials, all about cruises, best cruise deals, best priced cruises, cruise vacation, last minute cruises.Hynes Eagle 38L Flight Approved Weekender Carry on Backpack

When you board the ship, you’ll want to start having fun right away. So while your luggage is being delivered to your room, keep the essentials (like a swimsuit, sunscreen and some reading material) close at hand in flight approved carry-on back pack. This can also double as a handy tote for whatever you need during shore excursions, or as a way to bring home souvenirs.  There are some fun colors and patterns to choose from!

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Tzumi Pocket Juice, cruise travel essentials, all about cruises, best cruise deals, best priced cruises, cruise vacation, last minute cruises.Tzumi Pocket Juice

Tzumi’s Portable Charger is one of the fastest phone and tablet chargers on the market and can charge compatible devices quickly and efficiently to keep your smart devices functioning to the best of their capabilities so you can perform to the best of your capabilities no matter what challenges your day throws at you. They come pre-charged and are built with a powerful rechargeable lithium-polymer battery that is more efficient than normal 18650 batteries in terms of weight-to-performance ratio and will keep your smart devices powered up and ready to go.

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Gioberti Men's Waterproof Rain Jacket, cruise travel essentials, all about cruises, best cruise deals, best priced cruises, cruise vacation, last minute cruises.Gioberti Men’s Waterproof Rain Jacket

A 100% polyester rain jacket that is both waterproof and breathable so that you may enjoy your outdoor activity in absolute comfort. Made with technology that wicks away moisture on contact along with a fully taped inner lining to ensure no water will ever seep in. Featuring a velcro flap that protects the front zipper, hooded cap, lock in pull string on the hood and hemline, velcro sealing cuffs, and 2 side zippers with overlapping flaps. 12 colors to choose from.

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zhenwei Rain Jacket Women Waterproof with Hood Windbreaker , cruise travel essentials, all about cruises, best cruise deals, best priced cruises, cruise vacation, last minute cruises.zhenwei Rain Jacket Women Waterproof with Hood Windbreaker 

No Stretchable Rain Coat,made of 95% Polyster, 5% Spandex, so it is not strechy, if you like a very loose version, you can choose a large size than daily wear.  It has a detachable hood, is waterproof and lightweight.  Comes in different colors.

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Amara Organics Aloe Vera Gel, cruise travel essentials, all about cruises, best cruise deals, best priced cruises, cruise vacation, last minute cruises.Amara Organics Aloe Vera Gel

 In case you get a little overzealous with the sun worshipping, you’ll be glad you remembered this skin-saving balm.  Amara Organics Aloe Vera gel moisturizes dry, itchy, or sunburned skin.

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Bushnell H2O Waterproof/Fogproof Roof Prism Binocular, cruise travel essentials, all about cruises, best cruise deals, best priced cruises, cruise vacation, last minute cruises.Bushnell H2O Waterproof/Fogproof Roof Prism Binocular

BaK-4 prisms for bright, clear, crisp viewing.  100% waterproof: O-ring sealed and nitrogen purged for reliable, fog-free performance.  Sure, you don’t have to bring these, but with the amazing views you’ll encounter on deck and from your stateroom window or balcony, you’ll be really glad you can get a closer look.

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SCARF_TRADINGINC® Large Soft 100% Twill Pashmina Scarf Shawl Wrap, cruise travel essentials, all about cruises, best cruise deals, best priced cruises, cruise vacation, last minute cruises.SCARF_TRADINGINC® Large Soft 100% Twill Pashmina Scarf Shawl Wrap

Breezy evenings on deck can feel a little cool, so tote along a lightweight wrap to keep warm.  It is lightweight, super soft and comfortable, yet can provide real warmth on a chilly evening. It can be worn with evening wear or day wear, in winter or summer, as a warm scarf or a fashionable shawl.  Comes in a ton of colors.

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Downy Wrinkle Release Spray Plus, cruise travel essentials, all about cruises, best cruise deals, best priced cruises, cruise vacation, last minute cruises.Downy Wrinkle Release Spray Plus

You won’t find an iron in your stateroom, so bring along some wrinkle spray to ensure your clothes look picture-perfect right out of your suitcase.  Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus is here! No time to iron, but your clothes are wrinkly, never fear, Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus is here! Just spray, tug, smooth, and hang.

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34 Comments

  1. Heather

    Thank you this was the perfect article for me. I am planning a cruise with my extended family. It is my first cruise and I don’t really know what to expect or to bring. I love this list because it reminded me of all the things that I will need but probably would have forgotten. These items are so smart! Thank you for making me a little more prepared on my very first cruise!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am so glad I could help Heather! Really these essentials will help you have a wonderful time! If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask! And thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Lynn M

    I have been on a cruise before and the hanging toiletry bag would have really been helpful.and the extra outlets with surge protector. I really.like the luggage cube. My bag of clothes was a wreck after digging through it every day and night and then the dirty clothes? I did not pack any rain gear and thank goodness did not need it but, considering we went to tropical.Islands we sure could have needed it.
    You have a great page here, just might want to update the picture at the bottom.that says Des cruises of 2017?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you and glad you enjoyed reading.  The video at the bottom is an overall guide to the best cruise for the last full year, 2017.  It still is great in providing great info on cruises.  Thanks for visiting Cruise Ship Essentials.

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  3. Julia Kossowska

    Hi there, there are some great ideas here!

    I particularly like the mini-surge protector, the carry-on backpack, and the pocket juice.

    There are never enough plugs when you go on holiday, cruising or hotels in my experience.

    Also, I like having a variety of things to keep me entertained on the journey, especially during the waiting around times, so the backpack would be great for this.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great glad you enjoyed my list of essentials.  True about the plugs, we can never have enough for sure!  Thanks for stopping by Julia!

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  4. Vicki

    Great post! My parents are going on a cruise this summer for their 60th Birthdays and I now have a few gift ideas for them. I particularly like the Downy Wrinkle Release Spray Plus as a joke present for my dad as he is obsessed with ironing. I think I might get the 4 Set Packing Cubes as this is a great way to save on space and looks really sophisticated. You really know your stuff! I always enjoy reading your posts.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Vicki, and I love you prank gift, that would be too funny. The packing cubes are great for a cruise because of the space. I am an organized person, so I love that I can use these to organize and unpack easily. Thanks for reading Cruise Ship Essentials!

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  5. Eugen

    Hello,

    I have finally found a very comprehensive list of everything I might consider to take with me. In my case after last year, Aloe Vera seems like a really good thing to have as I got massively burnt. Useful article, thanks 🙂

    Eugen

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad I could help Eugen! Yes, I think everyone gets a sunburn the first time, and this product I love. Thanks for stopping by Beach Travel Destinations.

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  6. Moni

    Great tips and suggestions Leahrae. Thank you for sharing!

    I wish I had seen this list before I went on my cruise around the Greek Islands. I really could have done with most of the items you mention.

    You are 100% right these items are, as you say, Cruise Travel Essentials and I would recommend them to anyone thinking of going on a cruise.

    You have a great site and you provide so much value on your site… keep up the good work!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much Moni, and yes, what I listed are items I do not forget to take. All essential for a cruise. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Dany

    We are frequent cruise travellers and we have almost all on the list, but the ‘4 Set Packing Cubes,Travel Luggage Packing Organizers with Laundry Bag Or Toiletry Bag’ caught my attention. It seems an intelligent choice.
    What tips do you have your kids?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks for visiting Dany! Do you mean tips for kids? I am not sure if you mean essentials. I will message you privately and then I might be able to answer that question better 🙂 I am just slightly confused on exactly what you are asking. Thanks for visiting and yes, the packing cubes are a wise choice 🙂 Great for any vacation as well.

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  8. Michael

    Wow… So much stuff, I didn’t know I needed… 😉
    I’ve never been on a cruise, but I can see how a lot of this stuff will come in handy in other forms of travel.

    Great tips, and a very complete packing list. I definitely think I’ll be getting the Belkin mini surge protector pretty much right away. And the Gioberti jacket looks very cool as well.

    Thanks for the awesome list.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are so welcome Michael, thanks for stopping by and visiting Cruise Travel Essentials. Please let me know if I can help in any way with your cruise travel planning.

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  9. Heidi

    Great tips! These are definitely needed when taking a cruise. I especially like the airplane approved carry on backpack. There is nothing worse than being stuck for hours without any of your luggage! And yes, great for excursions too!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Agreed Heidi! That is the best thing on the list in my opinion. I remember my first cruise, and I did not have anything to change into. Couldn’t get in the pool, couldn’t do nothing but wait….no fun! Thanks for reading my cruise ship essentials.

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  10. Eric

    This isn’t a comment about cruise travel essentials but I once forgot to clean out a toiletry bag I used in college. The weirdest kind of things will start to grow on everything, I went back to use it and discovered an entire colony of bacteria had set up shop for years. So just a warning to anyone else if you like the toiletry bag you have don’t forget to let it dry out before you store it.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Oh wow Eric! Great tip! I kind of like to switch mine out. I will throw it away if it starts to look dirty, and then just get a nice new one 🙂 The bathrooms are not big on a cruise ship, so this is a must! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Emmanuel Buysse

    I always wanted to go on a cruise but actually never thought what I need for it.. I have found exactly what I need to take for that on here, thank you very much!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Now you just have to take the plunge Emmanuel and get to planning your cruise! You will have a fantastic time. Thanks for visiting!

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  12. Dini

    Awesome Post. Have been skeptical of taking a cruise. Now I am motivated since I know what to take and what to expect. Great tips and a good read.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed reading about taking a cruise and what essentials you will need. Kind of gets me excited for my next cruise just writing about it! Glad you enjoyed and come back and visit Beach Travel Destinations when you are ready to book!

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  13. Priya

    That was a good read. My husband and I are planning to go on a cruise and this information will be very handy . I didn’t think of taking a backpack – like you said it is very handy when you got to the shore and shop !

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, and remember when you board the ship, they take your luggage. You are stuck to enjoy the ship without any different clothes such as swim wear or shorts or what not. Pack something you can throw on when you get on board 🙂 Glad you enjoyed my cruise ship essentials!

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  14. Thabo

    I must say you site is always amazing and I love and it, your tips and advice are out of this world.

    I would like to say thank you for giving us these essentials because it will come in handy because we never know when we will go cruising. I for one am very scared of cruising but I know one day I will have to overcome that.

    I like the Downy Wrinkle Release Spray Plus not just for cruising but for all my traveling I think it will come in very handy.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad you enjoy visiting my site Beach Travel Destinations. I hope that some day soon, you will give a cruise a try. I think that you will find you love it! Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Mick Krug

    Great webpage on the essentials to pack for a Cruise. Many good tips here. I like the 4 set packing cubes. Most people would find them very useful. I never leave home without Aloe Vera or something for sun burn relief.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes Mick, Aloe Vera is always good to take on any vacation where you will be in the sun. And the packing cubes…I love them. They are great for a cruise, and I am sure any vacation. Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Amy

    Great suggestions and I wish I had read this before I went on vacation last month! I could have definitely used the Hynes Eagle 38L Flight Approved Weekender Carry on Backpack, because we had to leave our luggage with the concierge because our rooms weren’t ready, and I had nothing to put a quick change of clothes into after the flight. This would have been perfect.
    I also love the Hanging Toiletry Bag — so tired of putting all my stuff into a big, bulky zippered thing that is a mess whenever I get to my destination. Thanks for some great suggestions!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are so welcome Amy, yes I never leave without the backpack. Well most of these items actually. On a cruise, in my opinion, you’ll want all of them 🙂 Thanks for reading about Cruise Ship Essentials.

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  17. Melinda

    Wow! I hadn’t even thought of bringing some of these items! I will be a lot more prepared for my next cruise thanks to this post!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Melinda, I am glad I could share this information with you. I think all of these items are necessary. I guess everyone is different, but hopefully this helps newbies to know what to take on the plane with them 🙂

      Reply

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