If, like me, you try to be organised before a holiday, then I'm sure you get out your 'cruise' luggage well in advance. Apart from anything else the sight of the suitcases, open on the spare bed, increases the anticipation. I won't insult seasoned cruisers with a complete suggested packing list. They could no doubt tell me what to bring. And new cruisers can find endless packing suggestions by searching the internet.
This list is just a reminder of a few suggested extras which could enhance your cruise and save you money in case you haven't thought of them. Can you add to the list?
1. Small empty plastic bottles
To fill with drinking water, before you go ashore
2. A portable washing line from the pound shop
Brilliant for drying small items in a convenient sunny spot in your cabin
3. An extension lead
You can never have too many power points.
4. Washing powder/tablets for the launderette or handwashing
The ones in the cruise shop can be expensive.
5.Anti bacterial wipes
Not all shoreside toilets are hygienic.
6. Plastic ponchos
Easy to fit in a handbag or back pack.
7. A roll of silver foil
In case you want to save some room service items for later. Foil is ideal for wrapping small items of food and storing them in your cabin fridge.
Handy for securing banging draws or wardrobe doors in lively night-time seas. Also useful for repairing broken suitcases.
9. A corkscrew
10 Holiday reading
(At this point I can't resist mentioning my own recently published novel, called 'Different Genes' which is now available in print and for kindle. This are the links Printed Book Ebook
Please feel free to add to my list in your comments.