If you are like most people, a cruise is probably high up there among your best options for rest and relaxation. And that’s not surprising, the whole experience is tailored for you to (literally) get away from it all and venture into a pleasurable ordeal in the middle of the ocean.
Just the sea breeze, the catering, and the entertainment should be enough to spoil you for weeks and leave you long lasting memories that help you chill out just by thinking about it. Now, as it always happens, there’s might be some little hiccups you’ll encounter during your sailing that makes it a little less smooth, for overcoming those, some nice gadgets are in order.
#1 Mpow Waterprooof Phone Pouch
This phone pouch is waterproof until 100 feet and comes with a comfortable neck strap. It’s perfect to keep your phone safe and dry, while capturing those great cruise pool shots, beach and snorkeling memories. A new model, this pouch fits the Iphone XS Max, as well as several other phones.
#2 Reusable Coloured Stainless Steel Drinking Straws
My favourite travel gadget is this set of metal straws. Most cruise lines are in the process of phasing out single use plastics so for those cruisers who hate paper straws but still want to save the seas whilst enjoying a cocktail or two!
#3 Scrubba Wash Bag
Cruise ships have become notorious for overcharging their passengers for simple laundry services, with some charging over $40USD for one bag of clothes. Make sure you’re never without a fresh outfit with the help of the Scrubba wash bag. The world’s smallest machine can easily fold up to fit into your suitcase, ensuring you have clean clothes, wherever the ship takes you.
#4 Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle
The uniquely portable Nomader® Collapsible Water Bottle makes it easy to stay hydrated while traveling on cruises. Designed with a flexible BPA-free silicone body, the TSA-compliant Nomader® bottle can be folded-up or collapsed flat to save on space, yet it’s as comfortable to drink from as a hard-sided bottle.
This innovative, eco-friendly travel water bottle features a patented leakproof cap, an ergonomic carry strap, and a wide mouth for easy cleaning. Affordably priced at $24.95 and available in a variety of stylish colors, Nomader® bottles are the perfect travel accessory for your next cruise. As an added bonus, Nomader® water bottles are backed by a lifetime warranty.
#5 Extendable Monopod Wired Battery-Free Photo Stick
The easy to pack, battery-free Extendable Selfie Stick is the perfect gadget to pack when heading on a cruise adventure. It’s comfortable rubber covered handle will enable you to better capture great photos in crowded locations both on-board and on-land. Just fully extend the arm, raise above the heads of the crowds around, and capture your own great photos. It is that simple!
#6 8 Pack Beach Towel Clips
We love these clips because they help keep your towel from flying off when on the open decks of a cruise ship! PLUS they are helpful to find your chair amidst a sea of everyone with the same towels. So, I recommend getting them in bright colors or of your favorite sports team. Something that is easily identifiable. They are also very portable so when you get off the ship for a day at the beach you can bring them with you.
#7 Contigo Water Bottle
We always bring our own water bottles with us. Many who cruise forget that you can get water and multiple flavors of water complimentary so we bring our own bottle to fill and keep track of! Plus the nice thing about these bottles is they have a fantastic guarantee from the company and can easily be hooked onto a backpack or beach bag for when you get off the boat to stay hydrated.
The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.
Ilana Schattauer from Life Well Cruised
Rebecca Hardy from Cruise Addicts Magazine
Natalie Simpson from The Scrubba
Bryan Sarlitt from Nomader, Inc.
Ollie Smith from ExpertSure
Nicole Ratner from Cruising with the Family