Up Your Cabin
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.
you leave home
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.
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.
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.
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.
– 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.
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.
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.
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.
your professional travel advisor, for more useful tips about making the most of
the cabin space on your next cruise.
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