Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Top Five Recomended Items people may not think to take

These are my 5 things that I have seen people wish they had after getting on board. They are simple, but at the same time simple to not think about until you need/want them.

  1. Night light - Necessity for inside cabins, but comes in handy for any cabin. Just imagine the middle of the night trip to the bathroom. You turn on the light switch and a flood of industrial fluorescent light fills the room, hurting your eyes.
  2. Power strip - You will find that the cabin will usually only have 1 outlet, normally located near the desk/dressing table. A power strip or outlet expander (we have a small 1 to 3 version found at the local grocery store) comes in handy.
  3. Binoculars - These fall under the "why didn't I think to bring" category that first time you up on deck and spot another ship or pod of whales off in the distance.
  4. Watch - In the age of cell phones, many people just don't wear watches anymore. You learn when visiting port, that the ship does not always go by the same time as where you are visiting. Having a watch that you can set to ship time can mean the difference between getting back to the ship ontime or watching as it leaves without you.
  5. Travel Alarm Clock - Unlike hotels, most cruise ships do not have clocks in the room. They do have phones, and a wake up call system, but its just not the same thing.

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