There are so many great travel products out there, so how do you know which ones are really the best?
It seems like every year there are more gadgets, gizmos and useful tools you can bring on a cruise, from handbags to chargers to gadgets. Suffice it to say, there’s a lot to choose from.
I polled Royal Caribbean Blog readers on our wonderful message board community to find out which of these products they can’t go on a cruise without.
Please note that I have linked to every item on Amazon that contains an affiliate link. This affiliate link costs you absolutely nothing extra, but I do make a small commission if you buy it.
If you’re looking to beef up your travel arsenal before you head out on your first cruise of 2023, consider one of these reader favorites.
$24.99 at Amazon
Did you know that Royal Caribbean will confiscate surge protectors or power strips?
If your family is anything like mine, you’ll have a lot of electronics that need to be charged during your cruise, and a USB hub is critical.
A USB hub will take an electrical outlet in your cabin, while providing six new USB outlets that you can use to keep anything charged at once.
$11.99 on Amazon
When you print Royal Caribbean baggage tags, you will need to attach them to your baggage. Since they are made of paper, it is easy for them to accidentally tear or tear.
The plastic sleeves will ensure that your luggage tags are much less likely to tear and they are reusable for many cruises to come.
$22 on Amazon
If you’ve ever tried to get out of bed at night in your Royal Caribbean cruise cabin once all the lights go out, you know how dark the room can get (especially if you’re an inside cabin).
Battery-powered nightstands mean you can easily move around the room without keeping a light on, making it harder to fall asleep (or having to turn on one that blinds you).
Plus, these are motion activated. So the light is off if you don’t need it.
$11.99 on Amazon
One of the best tips for your cubicle is to buy magnetic hooks to use to add extra space to your room.
The walls of your cabin are metal, which means you put magnetic hooks almost anywhere.
Storage space on Royal Caribbean ships is extremely low and magnetic hooks provide convenient ways to hang clothes and accessories.
$12.53 on Amazon
We’re keeping it real: everyone goes to the bathroom eventually, and if you’re sharing a cubicle with just about anyone, you’ll want to cover the evidence.
Whether it’s family or friends they’re cruising with, our readers pack a bottle of Poo-Pouri to ensure their cabin bathroom is inviting for everyone.
$24.99 at Amazon
I had never heard of this article, but some readers actually recommend packing something like Liquid IV to stay hydrated on board.
The product is a daily electrolyte drink mix that promises to keep you hydrated faster than water alone and tastes better than plain water.
$22.99 at Amazon
Our readers love to take a handbag with them that they can reuse at any point during their cruise.
A “catch all” or “carry on” bag allows them to keep their travel documents and essentials with them on the day of departure, and can double as a carry-on bag for their flight to the cruise.
$10.84 on Amazon
Between magnetic hooks and zippered bags, these two items would win the most popular travel product that our readers loved.
Ziploc bags have so many uses on a cruise. It can keep clothes dry, protect your phone, serve as a travel mechanism for snacks, store wet clothes and much more.
$26.99 at Amazon
I had to include packing cubes in this list, even though I don’t personally use them.
Our readers love the idea of packing cubes because it helps make packing, unpacking and re-packing during a cruise simpler.
$99 on Amazon
Since trying AirTags on a cruise, I can see why our readers love these things.
Our readers loved adding these little gadgets to their checked luggage to keep track of where their belongings were during the boarding process. It was even more useful when flying to their cruise.