17 Cruise Essentials Seasoned Cruiser Won’t Pack

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SKIP THESE 17 Cruise Essentials & WHAT to pack instead. (Secrets From Seasoned Cruisers)

In this video Sheri from CruiseTipsTV, discusses 17 ‘cruise essentials’ (items) that experienced cruisers have stopped packing for their trips. These items range from over-the-door shoe hangers to big suitcases, highlighting a shift towards more practical, space-efficient, and digital alternatives. The advice draws from the CruiseTipsTV Facebook community, emphasizing changes in preferences for cruise essentials and offering insights into the evolving packing strategies of seasoned cruise-goers.

Your essential cruise packing should evolve as you gain more experience

Imagine your cruise packing list as a garden. Over the years, you’ve planted various tools and gadgets, thinking each one is essential for the perfect trip. But as seasons change, you realize some plants (items) are taking up too much space or not serving their purpose. So, you start pruning – replacing bulky cameras with smartphones, oversized toiletry bags with TSA bags, and heavy books with e-readers. Just like gardening, packing for a cruise becomes an art of selecting only what truly enhances your experience, making room for growth and new discoveries.

Quick Notes About What You’ll Find In This Video

  • 🚢 Over-the-door shoe hangers are replaced by magnetic storage solutions.
  • 📷 Big, bulky cameras give way to smartphones and compact cameras.
  • 🔍 Binoculars are debated for their necessity.
  • 🧴 Large toiletry bags are swapped for TSA bags or small pouches.
  • 📚 Physical books are being replaced by e-readers like Kindle.
  • 👟 Waterproof sneakers are preferred over hiking boots for Alaska cruises.
  • 🌊 Towel clips are substituted with towel bands for space efficiency.
  • 🔌 USB hubs are the new go-to over power strips and non-surge protectors.
  • 🎩 Formal wear is becoming optional, with a shift towards casual dining attire.
  • 🧳 Shift towards medium-sized luggage to avoid cumbersome large suitcases.

Keywords You Should Know Before Packing Cruise Essentials

  • DSLR camera is a digital single-lens reflex camera
  • TSA bag: A clear, quart-sized bag required by the Transportation Security Administration for carrying liquids in carry-on luggage.
  • USB hub: A device that expands a single Universal Serial Bus (USB) port into several so that there are more ports available to connect devices to a host system.
  • E-reader: An electronic device designed specifically for reading digital e-books and periodicals.
  • Waterproof sneakers: Shoes designed to prevent water from entering, recommended over hiking boots for certain cruise destinations like Alaska for their water resistance and comfort.
  • Towel bands: Elastic bands used to secure towels to chairs, mentioned as a space-saving alternative to towel clips.

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