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Unique Gifts for Someone Going On A Cruise
Welcome to my Cruise Gift Guide!
Great Gifts for Cruisers - Is someone you know going on a cruise? Do you want to give a little something when you tell the family that you're headed out to sea? Whether it's their first cruise or their twentieth cruise, we have great gift ideas to wish them a Bon Voyage. From luggage tags to guidebooks to books, we've got something for everyone. Not every gift has to cost a fortune - we've got included some inexpensive choices that still say, "I'm celebrating with you." Giving a gift is an especially nice gesture when you don't get to go along.
Carry post it notes so you can write down special requests and thank you's for your room steward.
Our daughter made us go on a cruise...
At one point, cruises had the reputation of being for "the newly wed and nearly dead." We don't gamble and we aren't big shoppers so we never thought a cruise would be our thing. Then our oldest daughter was graduating from high school and wanted to go on a cruise so we decided we could do a cruise this one time, for her. We were so surprised to discover that we actually like cruising and that there are a myriad of activities for people with all kinds of interests. That was our first cruise but it certainly wasn't our last.
A little something for your trip...
This cruise ship luggage tag makes a great stocking stuffer or a wonderful gift for a co-worker.
Don't forget to take your bathing suit as a carry on so you can enjoy swimming in the pool on the day you board (when the pools are at their least crowded) instead of waiting for your luggage to arrive.
Take lots of one dollar bills for the bus drivers, luggage haulers and the people who deliver your room service orders. These people are not included in the pre-paid gratuities.
Going on a cruise is a very special event and you'll be glad you took time to remember the highlights of each day.
Bring a highligher to mark the "must do" events on your daily cruise activities sheet each day. It is surprising how much is going on at the same time. Some families find it helpful to have one color for activities that interest the adults only and others that that interest the kids.
I thought this book about the early days of the modern cruise industry was really interesting.
Pack a electrical power strip / bar to take with you. There are only a couple of electrical outlets in the room and you may need more plug-ins for recharging your lap top, digital camera, battery charger, and similar other items.
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Great for Snorkelers....
My best purchase ever was a small water wallet to take to the beach. It's large enough to hold passport, credit cards, and cash, but is no trouble to clip securely around your waist. You don't have to worry about where to put the valuables while you are snorkeling!!
Book spa appointments immediately so that you can get your time. You can always change them later but they fill up quick especially for formal nights.
Type out a sheet with your name, cabin number, and cell phone number. Place it in each of your suitcases -- right on top where it's visible. If your luggage tags are lost, the crew member who opens your suitcase will immediately know where to deliver your bags.
An over the door shoe holder placed on the bathroom door can help keep all you things in one place and they are pretty cheap to buy.
If you are in an inside cabin, bring a night light to put in the bathroom. Interior rooms can be dark, making it hard to find the bathroom at night.
Zip lock bags come in handy for so much: wet suits on the last day for things the kids collect, snacks on excursions, oozing sun screen, etc. A large ziplock bag and two pieces of thin cardboard work well to transport your pictures home. It'd be a shame to spend so much on them, then have them bent in your luggage.