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Must Have Accessories for Your Next Cruise Holiday

Don’t get caught short on your next cruise holiday. Our experts reveal the top cruise ship accessories that need to be on your packing checklist.

Let’s face it, there’s not a lot your cruise ship doesn’t already have onboard. But you should still make room for these must-have accessories if you want to travel in comfort and style.

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Waterproof cases

Waterproofing gear for your camera, phone and smart devices is an absolute must. Whether it’s a day on the deck, at the beach or scuba diving, it pays to protect your camera from any mishaps.



One of the perks of cruising is that you are not subjected to the strict 100ml rules of air travel. So bring along your favourite toiletries for the trip – full-sized bottles. Be sure to pack them securely in a toiletry bag so they don’t accidentally spill inside your luggage.



Sunburn is the curse of any cruise ship holiday. So make sure you have enough sunscreen for everyone you’re travelling with. You will be able to buy more onboard and at different ports, but it’s better to be safe than sorry (and lobster red).


Laundry Bags

While some cruise ships provide laundry services onboard, it’s not a given. So have a laundry bag for your dirty garments to keep them away from your clean, sweet smelling clothes.


Fitness Tracker

What better way to keep an eye on your fitness than with your own personal fitness tracker. Measure your steps around the promenade deck. Check your heart rate while sweating it out in the aerobics classes and boot camp sessions. And you can even check that you’re getting enough quality sleep while at sea.


Kid-Friendly Digital Camera

Travelling with kids? See the adventure through their eyes with a kids’ digital camera. There’s a huge range of camera available for little kids and older kids, that won’t break the bank. Designs are easy to use, shockproof and sometimes even waterproof. (Who says they’re just for kids…?)



Planning on getting some much-deserved quiet time? Invest in some noise-cancelling headphones and enjoy the sweet sound of silence. Better yet, get some for the kids so they can play all the games and movies they want without making a sound. Choose designs that are easy to fold and pack so you don’t have to worry about space.



There’s only so much zooming a smartphone and camera can do! So get yourself some binoculars and you won’t miss any of the amazing sights. If you’re heading on a cruise where there’s bound to be some wildlife watching, this cruise ship accessory will become your best mate. Pick up a pair for the kids too, so you can all play “Eye Spy” on the top deck.

What are the cruise ship accessories you simply can’t do without? Download our handy cruise packing checklist PDF and Excel spreadsheet

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