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I am proud to be certified by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) as an Elite Cruise Counselor. The Cruise Counselor Certification Program is CLIA's most comprehensive training which requires agents to successfully complete a number of compulsory training courses and exams, attend cruise conferences, and conduct ship inspections. Anita Thompson, Attheta Travel

Monday, September 21, 2020

Prepare to Cruise

 Fixing Up Your Cabin

 Compact but comfortable, cruise ship cabins are quite well-equipped. But, there are a few little tricks for making your cozy cabin feel bigger and more functional.

 Before you leave home

The best way you can make any cruise ship cabin feel larger and more well-organized is to pack as lightly as you can for your cruise. Bring clothes you can mix, match and wear more than once. And, bring only what you know you’ll be comfortable and feel good in; don’t pack clothes or shoes you won’t end up wearing.

 Pack some magnetic hooks or clips (pick strong, study ones). Most cabins are equipped with at least a couple of hooks for hanging bathrobes. But, because cabin walls are magnetic, you can temporarily attach more hooks and use them to hang caps, swimsuits, pajamas, jackets, and more.

 Cruise ship bathrooms don’t have much storage space, so you’ll love this popular fix: an over-the-door hanging shoe organizer that will pack flat in your suitcase. Hang it on your cabin’s bathroom door, and the pockets designed to hold shoes become the perfect place to store lots of other things: brushes and combs, cotton swabs, shampoo, lotion, medication, and more.

 If you have a cabin with a balcony, you’ll enjoy the fresh sea breeze. If you don’t, bring a small plug-in air freshener (“sea breeze,” or any scent you like) to keep things smelling good.

 Cabins – especially those on the inside of the ship – can be very dark at night. Bring a battery-operated tealight or two; they make great nightlights, and you can use them for a little mood lighting, too.

 Cruise ship cabins can be stingy with electrical outlets, and most of us have a few electronic devices to plugin. Many ships allow you to plug in a power strip, as long as it does not have a surge protector.

 Once onboard

As soon as you enter your cabin, look around: are there things you don’t need? If you know you won’t use the ice bucket and extra glasses – even furniture, such as a coffee table or side chair – just ask your room steward to take them away.

 Then, check under the bed. You’ll probably find unused space that can accommodate your suitcase or shoes. And, the beds in many cabins that can be reconfigured to provide more space; ask your cabin steward to help.

 Ask Anita, your professional travel advisor, for more useful tips about making the most of the cabin space on your next cruise.

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