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Old 05-05-2006, 08:09 AM
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I know we need an outlet strip, a night light, etc.

What other random little odds and ends do we need?

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Old 05-05-2006, 08:37 AM
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Some zip lock bags to keep things dry if you go to the beach or snorkeling. A couple of binder clips for the shower curtain to keep it off of you. We bought some water proof plastic pouches to go around our neck for money and cruise card. Extra memory sticks (for digital camera) and batteries for cameras. Sun screen/sun glasses. I found some inexpensive rain ponchos at Wal-Mart in the sporting goods department ($.84/ea), they're clear plastic 4x6x1/2" when folded up, 3 ozs. We have a mesh bag for carrying our snorkeling gear and towels. Hope this helps and enjoy your cruise!
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:03 PM
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Where did you get the plastic pouches for money and your card?
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Old 05-06-2006, 07:07 AM
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I bought a waterproof fanny pack on the ship that I keep my money and sail & sign card in if I go snorkeling etc...

If there is a dive shop in your area they should have them or look for an online dive supply place. I think I paid about $12 for mine.
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For first time cruisers or those who like to participate in many of the scheduled onboard activities, I suggest a highlighter. That way you can highlight those activities on your daily bulletin that you don't want to miss amongst the myriad of choices. Also a travel clock is a convenient item. Many of the ships have telephones that display the time, but they are difficult to see (particularly at night).
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Old 05-06-2006, 08:44 PM
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Two things that come to mind to me, when preparing for a cruise are:

- If you use a hair dryer, make sure there will be one in your room onboard. Otherwise, bring a small one.

- Stainremovers. I brought a few shout pocket packs with me. I also brought a small plastic bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide (which had dual use as a first aid item and stain remover). I used both during my cruise. I don't know if it was the motion of the ocean, but I would stain my clothes when I ate. The same is true with one of my Dinner Table mates. If fact, I lent her some of my stain removers.

- Last but not least. Make a packing list. Then check and double check that you have everything on your list packed away. On both cruises I have been on, there was something I forgot, no matter how carefull I was packing.
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Old 05-07-2006, 02:09 PM
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When you are talking about those "water-proof pouches", do you mean those hard plastic containers that hang around your neck? They are about the size of a soap dish container. They have a hinged top part which latches down onto the bottom, and is sealed with a gasket that goes between the two parts. Is that what you were reffering to? If so, I did see them for sale onboard my cruise ship. I also saw them for sale in camera shops stuffed with items to clean camera lenses. .


Also, I thought of another important thing to bring:

- A light sweater, windbreaker, sweat-shirt or something similar to protect you from the chilly wind. At night, on the top deck, when the ship is travelling at full speed, it gets very windy. It will be very windy and chilly to those who are sensitive to cold temperatures.
 
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