No matter how many times you check and re-check your cruise vacation packing list, inevitably you’ll wind up forgetting something at home. Sometimes, it’s something small, like dental floss. Other times, it’s a more significant item, like your eyeglasses. But no matter what you forgot, you feel a little sense of disappointment once you realize you didn’t bring it, which can start your whole trip on a bad note.
On top of that, you may not even think to bring certain items until after you’ve boarded the ship. Then, when you notice everyone walking around with a really handy item that you don’t have, you’ll wish you had thought of it sooner.
Good news: Your memo has arrived. If you have a cruise planned in the near or distant future, here’s a handy list (courtesy of Cruise Radio) of all the little things you should add to your packing list. Best of all, you can find some of them at your local dollar store, so you won’t need to spend a fortune!
Add these items to your bag now, and thank us later.
1. Highlighter pen
This is a random addition that most people don’t think to bring. The cruise ship will hand out itineraries of the day’s activities With a highlighter handy, it’ll be easy to quickly select what you want to do and keep it prominently displayed so you don’t ever run the risk of missing Bingo at 4 p.m. Plus, they don’t take up much room at all in your suitcase.