Holiday Gifts for Cruise Travelers
shopping season is underway, and a cruise is a fantastic gift for someone you care
about. But if your budget doesn’t stretch quite that far, here are some ideas
for smaller gifts that will be appreciated by the cruise fan in your life (even
if that cruise fan is you).
operated fan. A breeze from
a small fan can be refreshing in a cruise ship cabin, especially if it has no
window or the window doesn’t open. Make sure the fan is battery operated; on
most ships, outlets are not plentiful and power strips are not allowed.
operated tealight candle.
The glow of small faux candles can serve as a nightlight, or help set a serene
or romantic mood.
Dry bag. Dry bags help keep electronics and
other valuables dry during beach visits, waterfall hikes, kayaking adventures, and other activities near or on the water.
tracker. It’s fun to
track steps taken while exploring a cruise ship or a port. Be sure to select a
tracker that doesn’t require an internet connection; Wi-Fi is now available on most
cruise ships, but access often comes with a fee.
mug. Standard cruise
ship coffee cups are fine, but an insulated mug may do a better job of keeping
a cup of coffee or tea hot while enjoying a sunrise or moonset on a balcony or up
message board (with a
marker and eraser). Passengers can leave messages for each other on handy whiteboards that cling to cabin doors, which are usually made of metal. Note that
most cruise lines don’t allow message boards that leave marks on the door or
extend into the passageway.
with filtration. Water
on a cruise ship is safe to drink, but a water bottle with a built-in filter can
be helpful on shore excursions. As the bottle is filled, the filter will remove
particulates and pathogens.
e-reader. A cruise is a
great time to catch up on reading, but books can take up a lot of luggage
space. A slim e-reader saves space, and waterproofing means there are no
worries about using it around the ship’s pool.
tote bag. A tote bag comes
in very handy for carrying belongings around on the ship and on shore
If you’d like
more gift ideas for friends and family members who love to cruise, talk with Anita,
your professional travel advisor.
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