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pen June 7th, 2011 01:04 PM

what has been the best gadget someone has taken with them to make life easier
 
What do people taken on a cruise with them to make life aboard easier. i have been doing lots of research for my up and comming first cruise and have discovered loads of interesting gadgets people take with them, such as extension leads, bungie cord to keep balcony door open, clothes hooks to hang over the shower door From what i have read the list is endless that i am surprised there is room in peoples cases for the clothes:D. With all the new gadgets that are out now does anyone take anything different from the norm? for instance i would take my Sling link Box if the interent was cheaper and faster so i can catch up with the soaps on TV but then i am a sado:D

pen x

kaneals June 7th, 2011 02:38 PM

My Kindle. Love it. Used to always have to bring a selection of books to read, now just download a couple of books. Very handy and less baggage.

Trip June 7th, 2011 02:50 PM

A power strip to use for all the electronics, including my Kindle:) You really should not bring a bungie, because of the air conditioning issues....A garbage bag to use a a hamper for dirty clothes in the closet, then to pack in the suitcase..

Lakers Fan June 7th, 2011 02:54 PM

A pen to make notes of everything I experience .

Trackypup June 7th, 2011 02:55 PM

My Ipad. I had books on it, magazines and music on it, it acted as both a night light and a clock, it housed all of our cruise documentation on it, scanned copies of our passport. Airline Apps told me our flight was delayed before it was posted by the airline. Great wifi reception in the cabin so we never had to go to the Internet Cafe.

pen June 7th, 2011 03:47 PM

I'm buying a ipad to take with me so i can keep in touch with my Children and down load movies to watch off an evening. I gather I will have to pay for the wi fi in my cabin which is ok but i am hoping I will be able to use skype when we are on land. Apart from the ship sinking and me drowning my next worry is my family not being able to contact me. OH has a kindle but i would rather have the old fashioned books to read. wow i am so excited :D


Pen x

ruthlessboss June 8th, 2011 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trip (Post 1374959)
A power strip to use for all the electronics, including my Kindle:) You really should not bring a bungie, because of the air conditioning issues....A garbage bag to use a a hamper for dirty clothes in the closet, then to pack in the suitcase..

A bungie can be used to help hold a suitcase together if it breaks, this along with duck tape. I used it when my suitcase got smashed before it reached my cabin on one cruise. Not likely to happen, but it did.

Snoozeman June 8th, 2011 10:18 AM

This is the most useful:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...ZL._AA300_.jpg
small--rotates 360 so it will fit in the plugs usually located on cabin dresser--can charge USB items (phones)--use as multiplug--surge protector--cheap, half the price I paid a few years ago

Queen of Oakville June 8th, 2011 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trip (Post 1374959)
A power strip to use for all the electronics, including my Kindle:) You really should not bring a bungie, because of the air conditioning issues....A garbage bag to use a a hamper for dirty clothes in the closet, then to pack in the suitcase..

Trip, I came accross a better idea (on this forum, I think!) pack a pop-up hamper. They are sturdy and be kept anywhere there is room. They fold down to take up no room at all in your suitcase.

Trip June 8th, 2011 01:05 PM

Queen, I have one of those on my car for trash on a smaller scale...love em! The only thing I would say is with the trash bag, you just flatten and pack it..

pen June 8th, 2011 06:55 PM

don't yer just hate a messy room. I need a queen's suite i think, so i better start doing the lottery;)

Fern June 8th, 2011 08:24 PM

My Kindle, my "pop-up" hamper, my lighted alarm clock, a power strip, and a small package of duct tape :) .

My sweetie... :D!

ruthlessboss June 9th, 2011 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Queen of Oakville (Post 1375147)
Trip, I came accross a better idea (on this forum, I think!) pack a pop-up hamper. They are sturdy and be kept anywhere there is room. They fold down to take up no room at all in your suitcase.

So, it's full of dirty clothes, but what do you do to take the stuff home? I go with the plastic bag and pack back into the suitcase to keep the soiled clothes away from anything clean.

Queen of Oakville June 9th, 2011 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ruthlessboss (Post 1375279)
So, it's full of dirty clothes, but what do you do to take the stuff home? I go with the plastic bag and pack back into the suitcase to keep the soiled clothes away from anything clean.


All the dirty clothes go together one suitcase. It really doesn't matter for me though, because when I travel, EVERYTHING gets washed upon return.

aspengal June 11th, 2011 12:35 PM

stuff
 
Tie between highlighter for marking events in the Daily and lanyard to hold sea pass.

parisyes1 October 30th, 2011 01:26 AM

Take quart and gallon ziplocks
 
These weigh nothing and take up little space.
They have saved us many a time.

KDGodwin October 30th, 2011 03:46 AM

Just ordered that cool charger for our upcoming cruise! It was $11.99 on Amazon. That's a great deal, and a great gadget!Thanks for the tip Snoozeman!
Quote:

Originally Posted by Snoozeman (Post 1375111)
This is the most useful:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...ZL._AA300_.jpg
small--rotates 360 so it will fit in the plugs usually located on cabin dresser--can charge USB items (phones)--use as multiplug--surge protector--cheap, half the price I paid a few years ago


lannp October 30th, 2011 11:50 AM

Battery-operated tea lights. Last year my sister got up several times during the night to use the bathroom, she would turn on the light then open the bathroom door wide and of course light up the cabin disturbing me.
After hearing me complain about it a friend suggested I try these. So when I cruised with my cousin this year I left one on the bathroom counter at bedtime. It gave enough light to light up the bathroom but not disturb me when the door opened. In the morning I would turn it off and stow it on the shelf and it lasted most of the week. (I brought a pkg. of 2).

johnthed0g October 30th, 2011 11:56 AM

Beware of downloading things, charges at sea can be HUGE...thousands $$$


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