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Old May 29th, 2002, 11:53 AM
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Default Those handy-dandy little items..

What kind of unusual or handy little items do you never cruise/vacation without and why?
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Old May 29th, 2002, 07:44 PM
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Let's see now.. a mini flashflight (in case its dark<G>), a travel steamer ( since ships frown on irons in the cabins), a multi plugged extension cord with surge protector (because most cabins have only one, or maybe two electrical outlets)...

and after our last cruise an extra laptop and digital camera (because both quit working on me.. and that's not a good thing when you're supposed to be sending back stories and pictures from the ship )<G>

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Old May 30th, 2002, 04:03 PM
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My mini flashlight came in handy..was out late on the ship...used to get into cabin withiout disturbing others.
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Old May 30th, 2002, 10:12 PM
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Insulated mug and backpack...both of which I left behind on my last cruise. Bought a mug and borrowed a backpack.
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Old May 31st, 2002, 10:33 AM
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I'm with Mermaid's backpack -- it's essential for us! Great for taking water bottles and cameras on shore excursions, and perfect for throwing in liquor we buy and T-shirts. *Every* cruise we say how we could never do without it.

Hmmm ... my othet two small items are a can of air freshener in case the room smells closed-up and a small highlighter pen to mark the daily newsletter of what I would like to do the next day.

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Old June 1st, 2002, 08:12 AM
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My travel coffee maker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (And "ditto" to Kuki's items.)

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Old June 5th, 2002, 11:06 AM
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Handy Travel Sizes of everything I can't live without. When a headache, sore throat, upset stomach, cut, ache or pain exists, I don't want to have to wait for a store to open or bother with an infirmary. I pack my personal first aid kit including cough drops, Pepsid, feminine supplies, aloe lotion, etc. Yes, I was a Girl Scout!
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Old June 5th, 2002, 03:22 PM
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Moleskin.

Newish shoes, lots of walking = blisters.

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Old June 6th, 2002, 09:42 AM
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DO NOT FORGET YOUR PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS. PACK THEM IN YOUR HANDBAG OR CARRYON.

Bring plenty of sunscreen, an extra swimsuit, and comfy sneaks for lots of walking.

We bring disposable cameras. They're great for traveling.

If your destination is Alaska, as ours is--------Jacket, sweater, gloves & hat.
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Old June 7th, 2002, 11:35 PM
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Have only been on one cruise before and am awaiting my second in August. On my first there were 3 of us and I got the bunk. I found the room to be very dark at night and on cloudy days and the first couple of trips to the bathroom, down the ladder, was exciting. So, this time I'm taking a nightlight although I won't be in a bunk.
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Always carry a power strip of some sort and we have a handy nylon tote bag that folds into itself when not being used. Great for going to the beach.



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Old June 15th, 2002, 10:57 PM
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Post it notes
Travel alarm clock (that glows in the dark)
Small reading light
Woolite
Plastic ziploc baggies
A pack of card or small travel game

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Deborah is right - Post-it notes are a must. Perfect for leaving messages for cabin steward and cabin mates. We couldn't have done without them while on the Triumph.

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Old June 16th, 2002, 07:25 PM
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Default Handy Dandy items

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small personal fan (preferably with a spritzer)
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Ziploc baggies, neosporin and bandaids, pepsid ac, and NOW post it notes
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Old July 11th, 2002, 03:01 PM
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ear plugs, and thought not an "item" a healthy dose of a sense of humor! I also like to bring wipes, I find them useful.
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Old July 11th, 2002, 09:58 PM
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Kuki,

You forgot to mention the new thong and the antlers.... ;-)

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Masking tape to delint usually any clothes, hats, bags etc that are black or dark in color
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I find it handy to carry a light windbreaker and/or small umbrella whenever going ashore.
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Old August 4th, 2002, 10:10 AM
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Bring a half dozen clothespins to weigh down the shower curtain. We found them to be very helpful last month on Royal Carribean. My mother was jealous she hadn't packed any for her cabin. Just put them along the bottom and that darn curtain won't touch your body or become stuck to you. Yuch!
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One thing I was really glad I brought with me on my last cruise was a hanging shoe rack with pockets. It folds flat in the suitcase and was great hanging in the closet with my shoes. My hubby said I brought too many shoes with me, but they were all in one place and out of the way. You could even bring an extra one to hang over the bathroom door with shaving gear, etc. in it. I got mine at the dollar store and just threw it away after the cruise. Shoes cause clutter. I loved mine hanging nicely.
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Old August 8th, 2002, 08:48 AM
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Cheri ...

I've been taking shoe organizers for years ... two for longer trips. They're also great for storing small items that tend to grow little feet ... belts, evening bags, etc.

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