6 Fun-to-Pack cruise items from Amazon (that you don’t really need)

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Cruise items from Amazon
Cruise items from Amazon

You don’t need these cruise items from Amazon, but they’re FUN!

Your cruise adventure is just on the horizon! But before you set sail, there’s one more stop on your itinerary: Amazon. Yep, you heard that right! Packing for a cruise can be serious business, but it can also be a treasure hunt for those little extras that’ll elevate your voyage from “meh” to marvelous!

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For many people, the cruise packing process is also part of what makes cruising special. As you plan and anticipate your cruise vacation, it’s so satisfying to set aside a few plastic bins in your closet to add little cruise items to. Shopping for cruise items from Amazon sometimes feels like a hobby for me. Can you relate?

Most of the time, I pack carry-on only for a cruise. That means, my packing list consists of MOSTLY the essentials, and I think carefully about everything because space in my suitcase is precious. But, sometimes, some “splurge” cruise items from Amazon are fun to pack! These items make my cruise more FUN, and whether you’re a new or seasoned cruiser, you might enjoy adding these FUN cruise items from Amazon to your packing list!

We’re not talking about your run-of-the-mill sunscreen and swimsuits (although, obvi, pack those too!). We’re diving deep into the fun, frivolous, and frankly fabulous extras that’ll transform your cruise from a voyage into an unforgettable adventure (well, maybe that’s a bit dramatic!).

Be sure to read to the end because we have a bonus item (this one is NOT from Amazon) along with a special discount code for you.

Here are 6 “fun to pack” cruise items from Amazon to try on your next cruise:

#1 – Shimmery Body Oil

Yes, you heard that right! Ditch the boring lotions and potions, because this cruise concoction is about to transform your beach glow into dazzling, goddess-level radiance. I’ll be honest, I don’t always pack shimmery body oil into my toiletry bag. But when I do, I feel a little extra fancy on formal nights.

Why I like it: when wearing off-shoulder tops, it’s great to spread across your collarbones and neck for that Caribbean glow! And, it elevates your tan helps your legs from looking dry and ashy.

A quick spritz of shimmery body oil instantly adds a touch of luxury to your evening look. Just add a flowy dress and sandals, and you’re ready to conquer the dance floor.

Oil Cruise Items From Amazon

#2 – Beachy Perfume

Imagine this: You’re lounging on a deck chair, the turquoise sea shimmering before you. A gentle breeze carries the scent of your beachy perfume, instantly whisking you away to a hidden cove fringed with palm trees. Every inhale is a mini vacation, a reminder that you’re surrounded by sun, sand, and the carefree spirit of the sea.

Scent is very personal. There are very few perfumes that I like, and I suppose, given my lifestyle, it’s no surprise that I’m drawn to one that smells like, well – the beach.

Bobbi Brown “Beach” is reminiscent of old-school sunscreen from the eighties. It has a fresh, easy-to-wear scent that I LOVE!

Not crazy about this one. Try these:

Sol De Janeiro body mist – the price is right, and you’ll feel like you’re on the beach in Rio! With scents like “pistachio and salted caramel” and “black amber plum”, these warm exotic sprays SCREAM tropical vacay!

Vacation Eau de Toilette – this one is pricey but fun. The product description says it smells like Pool Water, Swimsuit Lycra, Sea Salt. Well, you’ll just have to try it!

Finally, this Vanilla Coconut option smells warm and Caribbean, without being too overpowering!

One thing we like the MOST about these cruise items from Amazon is that the scent you choose can also be worn at home, and remind you of those tropical breezes and fun-filled days!

#3 – A Fun Hat

Just as we need to protect our skin, we want to protect our eyes & delicate scalps too! Sometimes though, I feel the need to pack something impractical, a floppy beach hat! These wide-brim hats take up a ton of space in your suitcase, but admit it- you want one! They’re fun in photos, AND they keep you safe from harmful rays. Win-win! Here’s an entire collection of hats for guys and gals to get you started!

NEW Hat cruise items from Amazon

Don’t underestimate the power of a fun hat. It’s a sunshield, a style statement, a conversation starter, and a memory maker all rolled into one. Pack your SPF, your swimsuit, and your sense of adventure, but don’t forget the perfect hat. It just might be the treasure you find that makes your cruise truly unforgettable! Protect that noggin, and look good doing it!

#4- Towel Clips

One thing that makes cruise travel unique is that your “hotel” is a moving vessel. Sometimes, that movement, along with the ocean air, makes for windy conditions on a cruise. It’s not so great when you’re trying to keep your towel in place by the pool. Packing towel clips can be a good way to add a little flair to your chair, AND hold those towels in place, especially if you step away for a quick dip in the pool or a trip to the buffet. These cruise items from Amazon are CHEAP and so fun to shop for!

Towel Clips - cruise items from Amazon
Towel Clips – cruise items from Amazon

Here’s a few of our favorites:

Fun, margarita inspired towel clips, a parrot/flamingo combo pack and some more minimalist towel bands.

#5- A Fancy Beach Bag

You gotta pack a fun beach bag. Think of it as your portal to poolside paradise, a treasure chest brimming with joy and good vibes. Okay, well- maybe it’s brimming with phone chargers, sunscreen and bottled water, but you get the idea! This cruise item from Amazon doesn’t always make it to my packing list if I’m traveling light, but there are oh-so-many choices and it’s fun to match with your outfits. Here’s some inspo on Amazon to get you started.

Beach Bags - cruise items from Amazon
Beach Bags – cruise items from Amazon

#6- Super Glam Formal Wear

I love a little black dress. I probably own 5 of them. But, sometimes, they just get old! One thing that made me fall in LOVE with cruising is traditions like formal nights. As time passes, cruise traditions soften, and some people choose to skip them altogether. Sometimes, I feel that way too, but on some occasions, it’s fun to go ALL OUT and dress to the NINES! Because let’s be real, cruises are the one place where embracing the extra is practically mandatory.

Dress - cruise items from Amazon
Dress – cruise items from Amazon

While casual comfort-wear is crucial for port days and poolside lounging, there’s something undeniably magical about embracing sparkling sequins, a fabulous tailored suit, glam gowns, and head-turning accessories on a cruise. So, why, you ask, should you consider taking your cruise style up a notch?

Forget the mundane routines of everyday life & work. Cruises are a chance to experiment with your style, push boundaries, and unleash your inner fashionista. Wear that daring dress you’ve been eyeing, rock those statement earrings that never get a chance to sparkle, or swap your comfy jeans for a flowing skirt that swishes like the tide.

Showing up in something extra glamorous on a formal night can be FUN, especially the planning and shopping part!

Here are some of my favorite “extra glam” cruise items from Amazon for women and men that won’t break the bank! We included men’s and plus size outfit ideas too.

BONUS ITEM: Custom Magnets

Ever notice that EVERY cabin door looks alike on a cruise ship? How the heck are you supposed to find yours?

That’s where the humble fun door magnet comes in, ready to elevate your cruise from ordinary to extra-nautical-ordinary!

Picture this: You stumble back to your cabin after a whirlwind day of shore excursions, sunburns (the good kind!), and piña colada-fueled fun. But instead of the same old door, you’re greeted by personalized magnets. A mischievous pirate winks at you from one corner, while a sassy flamingo struts its stuff on the other. Maybe a destination-specific pic with YOUR name on it greets you, or a grumpy sloth hangs upside down, declaring, “Beach, please!”

Magnets - Cruise items from Amazon
Magnets – Cruise items from Amazon

Here’s why you might wanna have some fun with magnets:

Find your cabin faster: Say goodbye to endless hallway wanderings! A colorful, eye-catching magnet will make your cabin easily identifiable, even after that extra margarita (or two).

Express your crew’s personality: Whether you’re a family of sun-worshipping parrots, a squad of beach-loving mermaids, or a pack of adventurous pirates, let your magnets tell the story! It’s a fun way to bond and show off your group’s unique brand of nautical craziness.

Here’s that cruise magnet discount code! Our friends at https://magicaldaycreations.com/ make CUSTOM magnets (or pick from theirs!). Use code CTT10 on their website for 10% off your order!

Your turn to get EXTRA! Extra fun!

So, there you have it, cruisers! Some frivolous fun for your next cruise. Remember, the beauty of packing for a cruise isn’t about bringing everything under the sun. It’s about bringing the things that spark joy, fuel adventures, and make your voyage truly unforgettable. So ditch the guilt over that pink sequined dress and embrace the flamingo towel clip. Grab some fun to pack cruise items from Amazon, without shame!

Because ultimately, the best memories aren’t weighed by baggage but by the smiles and the feeling of pure, unadulterated fun at sea! Now go forth, pack with panache, and make your cruise the most epic voyage ever! Fair winds and following seas! ☀️

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