Cruises are a fun vacation option if you enjoy traveling and spending time soaking up the sun. With all the luxury they bring, however, there are always a couple of downsides. Small cabins, limited reception or lack of WiFi to name a few.
You can enhance your cruise experience and make it the perfect trip with just a few pieces of technology! The following gadgets will help you make the most of your cruise of experience and bring an extra level of comfort and accessibility to your vacation.
Staying safe while traveling is a major concern for many cruisers. You don’t want to lose important things like your passport or credit card. And you definitely don’t want to have your financial information or identity stolen while visiting a port city.
RFID accessories such as a money belt, wallet or billfold can help keep your cards and information secure. These items prevent passersby from scanning your cards and compromising your bank account when you’re unable to catch fraudulent activity.
If you’re taking a Panama Canal Cruise, Bahamas excursion or Caribbean experience, odds are you’ll end up in the water at some point. Although your phone might be waterproof, it’s likely not made to be submerged for long.
Instead of relying on quick snaps with your phone, consider investing in an inexpensive underwater camera. This way you can take pictures of sea life that swims by or your family enjoying their time at sea without worrying about damaging your phone.
Approved Power Strip
This item might not be high-tech but it’s highly valuable. Especially if you’re on a cruise with the whole family, you might need more outlet space in your cabin. Bringing a power strip or multi-outlet cube can help you make more space.
Remember that cruise ships will have rules for what you can plug into your outlets. Check with the cruise guidelines before packing to make sure you’re bringing a power supply that meets regulations.
Wires can be a hassle to pack and keep track of while you’re on your cruise. (Plus you probably want to use that bit of packing space for one more bathing suit!) Instead of worrying about conventional headphones, opt for Bluetooth earbuds.
With your earbuds on, you can enjoy your favorite music poolside, pump your jams while you work out or enjoy your favorite podcast as you sip a cocktail. They’re easy to keep track of and rechargeable so you don’t have to worry about running out of battery.
UV Sanitizer Box
You won’t be on the ship alone — far from it. To help you stay safe from germs and viruses that might make their way around the cruise guests, bring a UV sanitizer box. You can put your phone and other handheld items in the box at night to cleanse them and make sure they aren’t carrying any germs around.
On this note, it’s also helpful to remember to always wash your hands and sanitize surfaces while on your cruise. This is an easy way to prevent yourself from getting sick and missing out on any fun activities.
Portable Luggage Scale
This gadget is most helpful when you’re traveling to your port city. Airlines and cruise lines will both have restrictions about how heavy your luggage is allowed to be. Instead of making it to the airport only to be sent home, you can use this luggage scale to weigh your bags before you leave the house.
It’s also nice for checking your weights after the cruise when your bags are full of souvenirs and extra items.
There are plenty more tech gadgets you can bring on a cruise, but these are the top six that will make your trip much easier. So before you leave the land, grab these items and stow them in your luggage. Your cruise will be so much fun with these tools on board!