There are so many great travel products out there, so how do you know which ones are really the best?
It seems like every year there are more useful gadgets, devices and tools you can take on a cruise, from carry-on bags to chargers to devices. Suffice to say, there are a lot of choices.
I polled Royal Caribbean Blog readers in our wonderful message board community to get an idea of what products they can’t go on a cruise without.
Please note that I have linked to every item on Amazon that contains an affiliate link. This affiliate link costs you absolutely nothing extra, but I get a small commission if you buy it.
If you’re looking to increase your travel arsenal before you depart on your first cruise of 2023, consider one of these reader favorites.
$24.99 at Amazon
Did you know that Royal Caribbean will confiscate surge protectors or power strips?
If your family is anything like mine, you’ll have plenty of electronics to charge on your cruise, and a USB hub is essential.
A USB hub will take up one electrical outlet in your cabin, while providing six new USB outlets that you can use to charge everything at once.
$11.99 on Amazon
When you print your Royal Caribbean baggage tags, you must attach them to your baggage. Since they are made of paper, it is easy for them to tear or tear accidentally.
The plastic sleeves ensure that your luggage tags are much less likely to be ripped off, and they’re reusable for many cruises to come.
$22 at Amazon
If you’ve ever tried to get up at night in your Royal Caribbean cruise cabin after all the lights are out, you know how dark the room can get (especially if you’re an inside cabin).
Battery-operated nights mean you can easily move around the room without keeping a light on that makes it harder to fall asleep (or having to turn on one that blinds you).
Plus, these are motion-activated. So the light is off unless you need it.
$11.99 on Amazon
One of the best tips for your cabin is to buy magnetic hooks to use to add extra storage to your room.
The walls of your cubicle are metallic, which means you place magnetic hooks just about anywhere.
Storage space on Royal Caribbean ships is notoriously low, and magnetic hooks provide convenient ways to hang clothes and accessories.
$12.53 on Amazon
We keep it real: everyone ends up going to the bathroom and if you’re sharing a cubicle with just about anyone, you’ll want to hide the evidence.
Whether with family or friends, our readers pack a bottle of Poo-Pouri to ensure their cabin bathroom is inviting for all.
$24.99 on Amazon
I had never even heard of this article, but a few readers really recommend packing something like Liquid IV to stay hydrated on board.
The product is a daily electrolyte drink mix that promises to keep you hydrated faster than water alone and tastes better than plain water.
$22.99 on Amazon
Our readers really like to take carry-on luggage with them that they can reuse at any time during the cruise.
A “tote” or “hand luggage” bag allows them to keep their travel documents and essentials with them on boarding day, and it can also be used as carry-on luggage for their flight to the cruise.
$10.84 on Amazon
Between the magnetic hooks and the ziploc bags, these two items would win the most popular travel product that our readers loved.
Ziploc bags have many uses on a cruise. It can keep clothes dry, protect your phone, serve as a travel mechanism for snacks, store wet clothes and more.
$26.99 on Amazon
I had to include packing cubes in this list, even though I don’t personally use them.
Our readers love the idea of packing cubes because it helps to simplify packing, unpacking and repacking while on a cruise.
$99 on Amazon
Since trying AirTags on a cruise, I can see why our readers love these things.
Our readers loved adding these little devices to their checked baggage to keep track of where their belongings were during the boarding process. It was even more useful when flying to their cruise.