What's "THE MOST" important thing you bring along on a cruise, that if you forgot to pack it, it would make you crazy! Discounting meds, things like that.
I think the all important power strip, might do me in, with all my plug ins...
I have seen people carrying pillows onboard, once I saw someone bringing on a chair..Don't ask me why, no one could figure that one out. Another time we saw, someone with, like a big air purifier. Someone I know brings along her own pillow cases.
Your must have?
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A good camera is a must have for us. Need those photos of the islands.
Don't need the power strip, only thing we need to plug in the battery charger, at night. We don't use the cell phones and don't even have a notebook style computer. Don't need the shoe holder, everything we would need that for fits nicely in our toiletry bags.
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Laptop and powerstrip. They both easily fit in my carry on. I often bring a 300x spotting scope. It's great to be able to see ships in the distance and it was wonderful for Alaska. I haven't brought it on the last few Caribbean or any overseas cruises.
One person's schlep is another's neccessity.
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Compact white noise machine. While newer ships seem to have better sound proofing, I have a sleep disorder and wake up at tiniest "foreign" sound. Plus, I'm used to sleeping with it, so that in itself helps me sleep.
Oh, and hubby...guess that makes him an afterthought! (Just kidding, dear.)
Packing is pretty easy for us; we usually pack the night before and don't have much of a list. Although I sometimes bring a laptop, I never bring a power strip. Since most of our cruises are to places other than Caribbean, we usually leave the snorkel gear at home. Over Christmas, we do bring a small tree. If a cruise has multiple formal nights, I will bring a separate cumberbund/tie for tuxedo for each formal night. If there are at least three formal nights, I will bring my dinner jacket also. Otherwise, nothing special.
Gets real interesting if #1, which is usually inside #2, is left behind.
BTW, aside from all manner of dive gear, kiddo and I have brought baseball bats and gloves, large metal shovels, rafts, remote controlled submarines, kites, trains and a potato clock aboard. If you have kiddos they can grab fruits and veggies from the buffet to generate electricity with a potato clock. 8)
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my passport, travel doc and cash can't get very far with out these
Amadeus:09Diamond;Celebrity:10Summit; HAL:87Rotterdam V,89Nieuw Amsterdam II,93Nordam III,94Ryndam III,96Westerdam III,99Veendam IV,01Maasdam V,02Amsterdam III,03Volendam III,03Zuiderdam II,04Westerdam IV,04Oosterdam I,05Zaandam III,06Statendam V,06Prinsendam II,07Nordam IV,08Eurodam I,08Rotterdam VI,09Veendam IV,09Volendam,10Nieuw Amsterdam IV,12Ryndam III,13Ryndam III, 14Volendam IV,14Eurodam;P&O:11Artemis;RC:07Splendour of the Seas,11Navigator of the Seas,12Majesty of the Seas;CDF:14Horizon
For me it's SUNGLASSES, and my highlighter to map my daily activities.
6/03 SOS RCCL
08/07 SOS RCCL
02/09 Monarch of the Sea RCC
5/09 Carnival Glory
5/15/10 Carnival Dream
11/10 Monarch of the Seas RCC
Zinc and copper annodes are hooked to positive and negative terminals of a small electronic clock. A fruit or vegetable is pierced by the annodes and the acid inside serves as battery acid. Think phosporic acid (potato) citric acid (lemon), the acid in tomatoes and etc. Cool, especially if you don't tell the kiddos about the physics and hook up a candy bar to show how the clock doesn't run - must be a bad food with no energy.