So far I have had the opportunity to cruise on the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas and recently the Carnival Triumph. Both cruise ships have extremely different features. I was actually very surprised to see how different the ships were from each other.
Before both cruises I did research, read the cruise forums, and looked up cruise packing lists on Pinterest. After recently sailing on the Carnival Triumph I wanted to share 5 items that I packed that I could not have lived without. Don’t be too surprised, my electronic gadgets did not even come close to the list.
- Over the door shoe organizer– You can stash all sorts of items in all the pockets. I picked up a shoe organizer from a local Dollar Store for a few bucks. After both cruises I used the heck out of the organizer. I stuck shoes, hair products, umbrellas, medicines and so much more in the over the door shoe organizer.
- Personal water filter– I use a Every Drop personal water filter to save from purchasing a drink package and it helps the water taste as close to normal as it can. You can also bring a water bottle that has a water filter in it, but since I would not use it at home, I just get the personal water filter that several people can use, We usually bring it on trips all over the place.
- 3. Power surger– On both cruise ships we only had 2 power outlets in the room. If you are like me and bring a hair flat iron, want to make sure your phone is charged, and keep your camera battery charged all at the same time, you will need a power surger. I just buy the cheapest ones I can find.
- Shampoo and conditioner- On my Royal Caribbean cruise there were no personal products supplied in the bathroom. On the Carnival cruise ship only body wash and shampoo was supplied in a dispenser in the shower. Most people use both shampoo AND conditioner, so make sure you pack at least the conditioner, if not both.
- Bungee cord– On the Liberty of the Seas ship the balcony rooms had a sliding patio door that we could leave open however on the Triumph the patio doors for the balcony rooms is a door with a handle that swings open and automatically shuts by itself. I read several articles that said to bring a bungee cord. I threw one in my bag and it was much used. Mine was a little long so I just tied a couple of knots in it and it worked perfectly to leave the door open and have a nice sea breeze in my room.