What are the absolute necessities that you pack for your cruise?
I have the following on my list so far:
bungie cord for balcony doors
banner for balcony railing
battery operated small fan for white noise when sleeping
Power strip for electrical appliances
Ziplock bags of all sizes
Large plastic cup for iced tea/water
I wouldn't bother taking that coffee pot myself. We just put the room service sign on our door to bring us a pot of coffee at whatever time we were getting up the next morning. They never failed to bring it and it was great!
* travel size alarm clock, since there were no clocks in the room at all
* a watch, since we were unable to get service on our cell phones and had no way to tell when it was time to go back to the ship
* small, personal, hand-held fans because hiking through the caribbean rainforest got a TAD warm.....
we never used the tape, bungee cord, extension cord, etc. probably could have made use of one of those over the door hanger thingies but didn't bring one. there's ALWAYS next time!
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.
Carnival Valor April 2006
Contemplating a cruise wedding in 2010
Gail F: You said don't forget the air freshner, what kind? Can you bring a can on the airplane? I would be afraid it would explode under the pressure. I like the Oust or Lysol to kill all the germs, but like I said I am afraid it would explode with the air pressure.
no to the aersol air fresheners on the airplane, you can buy a small can in port before you board the ship, otherwise use the plug-in ones.
Necessities: Sunblock, Aloe Vera Burn Gel, prescription & OTC meds that you take on a regular basis, small sewing kit. Sunglasses - polarized ones that block UVA/UVB rays, water sandals, feminine needs, underwater disposable camera, travel alarm clock, small nite light, pen, hairdryer if you have coarse, thick, or long hair. Shampoo & Conditioner if you have one that you really like, the stuff in the cabin is basis Suave, VO5 type shampoo, razors, Pepcid, Rolaids or Tums, Neosporin, Purell, Tide Pen, Tylenol or Advil, Bonnine, Imodium.
If your taking your cell phone, don't forget to pack your charger.
Life is too short to let the ship of your dreams sail without you.
Carnival Destiny Feb. 2006
Carnival Fascination Feb. 2007
Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Feb. 2008 The DTW & MsBJ tour
Carnival Valor MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2009
Carnival Glory MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2010
Carnival Dream MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2011