Posted December 26th, 2012, 10:35 PM
Pillow, blanket (I think I confused the room guy last week, he kept putting my blanket on dd's bed. No, she had her own!), kindle/books, nook, dvd player, movies, zune. (we didn't bring the dvd player/movies this time since we have dd. But always did in the past. Perfect for passing time during bingo before shows.) So the power strip is a must! Baggies-YES (for snacks at ports and for the way home) or during the shows.
My camera battery will last a week and my sd cards are 64 and 8 gigs. I'm not going to fill it up in a week (I haven't filled it up in a year), so no need to bring extra.
I do bring a first aid kit but that stays in the suitcase.
I also refuse to do laundry on vacation. However, a spilled beer on my suitcase landed me doing a load...$5.
I'm not sure why you'd need most of that stuff, but if you have a use for it, then go for it!
A backback/tote is a must for us! I do recommend a small bag/tote if traveling with short ones. Diaper, wipes, oral gel, sippy cup, room key, wave phone...
We also always pack extra under clothes/socks! dh takes 2-4 showers a day on the ship, me 2-3.
Also, toothbrush/paste, make up and jewelry, a folder to hold the funtimes/anything paper related you want to save/photos.
My worry is someone new to cruising would see this and think they need the stuff.
Funny story with the bottle opener. Dh doesn't really drink. While at port he bought a 6 pack of beer. He assumed they were pop tops. NOPE. He's thinking and looking. Finally, I give up. I use the belt clip on my bag. PERFECT!
"A bungie cord to hold open the sliding door to the balcony and/or hold the drapes open" NEVER needed this. The drapes have cords to pull them back and the doors stay open, no issues.
btw, you can use the cord from the drapes/curtains to 'child' proof the icebox...Otherwise dd wanted to play with the beer bottles.
Thanksgiving 2003, Carnival Conquest, Happy Honeymoon
Labor Day 2005, Carnival Valor, Grad school graduation gift, (safe at sea while Katrina hit New Orleans)
Thanksgiving 2007, NCL,
Thanksgiving 2009, Carnival Victory
Dec 14 2012, Disney Magic, First cruise with dd!