Ok my list of unconventional things
mole skin (med/foot care dept)- you'll most likely be wearing shoes you dont normally wear and having them rub soars on your feet will ruin your day.
tour book cut into sections by port – makes for a more compact walk about item. Small monetary sacrifice.
water bottle w/ wide mouth cap (Nalgene type found in Target sporting good section) – fill with ice and skip paying $2/bottle for taking on shore
insulated travel mug
collapsible cooler – the fridges in the room don’t really keep things cold. Tip the room steward to keep it filled with ice
backpack – to take on shore
small binocs – to check out all those thing in the distance when your at sea and cant make out with the naked eye. Like $20 at Wallymart.
bubble wrap for bring home stuff
small sewing kit
over door organizer
power strip – 3 outlet compact model from Ikea recommended
collapsible lunch box/bag and sandwich size rubbermaid containers – room service is free on the ship so why not pack a lunch when going ashore
post-it notes – to keep tabs on cabin mates comings and goings on the cabin vanity mirror
yellow and blue hi-lighter- to highlight things to do on the daily planner. Blue and yellow make green for things you both want to do.
cabin door decoration (hobby stores) (magnetic type) – makes the cabin more homely and makes finding your cabin in the long hallways easier.
CCL Inspiration 09
RCCL Explorer of the Seas Eastern 09
CCL Miracle Southern '08
RCCL Enchantment of the Seas Western '07
PCL Caribbean Princess Eastern '05
RCCL Explorer of the Seas Western '05
RCCL Explorer of the Seas Eastern '04
CCL Destiny Southern '01
CCL Sensation Eastern '94
CCL Ecstacy Western '92
CCL Jubilee Eastern '90