How to Pack for a Cruise

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Not your average packing list!

Going on holiday is SO exciting!  The anticipation of the trip, planning your activities, watching the weather report!  Packing....not always so much fun!  Sometimes is can cause a little anxiety - especially if you have never been on that type of holiday before! There are a TON of great cruise packing lists out there... but this isn't your average packing list - this list doesn't have how many shirts, shoes and shorts... this is about the "other" things you will want to pack - the things you wouldn't typically think of!!
Sweater Bags provide extra shelf space!
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Create Extra Unpacking Space

Space is limited in cruise ship cabins.  Create additional space by bringing  sweater bags to hang in the closet.  This will give you lots of extra folding space.  Great for kids clothes or smaller items like undergarments, socks, bathing suits, shorts, etc.  
Small bathrooms on cruise ship can be a problem!
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Small bathrooms on cruise ship can be a problem!

The bathrooms on cruise ships are really tiny and the storage space is extremely limited.  Use a  shoe bag to hand over the door to hold small toiletries like hair brushes, toothbrushes, hair products, deodorant, etc.   
Find your friends & family easy!
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Find your friends & family easy!

On the larger ships it can be hard to find your friends and family members!  Use walkie talkies to keep in communication!   
Only 1 outlet - no problem!
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Only 1 outlet - no problem!

Beware of the Single Outlet!

Many cabins have very limited outlets for charging devices!  With multiple people and iPads, iPhones, Gameboys, E-readers.... there is a lot of charging to be done!  Bring a good  power strip so you can do all of the charging you need to!   
Best beach bag EVER!
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Best beach bag EVER!

Bring a GREAT Beach Bag

A good  beach bag is KEY!  These Scout bags are fabulous.  The sand doesn't stick to them and they have a ton of great storage space!  
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There are a few things that we like about these soft sided rolling duffel bags.  First, they hold a ton!  Second, they fit nicely under the beds for storage and don't take up any of your valuable cabin space. Third, they are super easy to transport.  Even our 9 year old can roll it through the airport! 
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Going To Disney?

Don't miss out of the  Top 11 Things to Buy BEFORE You Go To Disney!  Let's just say that it is no bargain to get into the park and they certainly don't give you any breaks once you are in!  Here are some items that we have found to bring with us and have saved us from totally breaking the bank on our Disney vacations!!

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