Cuising with Disney is a different animal than taking a trip to the parks. Here are 5 things you might not think to pack for your Disney Cruise Line vacation.
- Battery-Operated Lights – If you’ve never been on a cruise, you might not know that the cabins can be pitch black without the lights on, especially if you are in an inside cabin. You can pack a couple of the battery-powered press-on lights to keep in your bathroom, so if someone has to get up in the middle of the night to go, they can easily find it, without turning on all of the lights and waking the entire cabin.
- USB Splitter – Power strips are not allowed on cruise ships. They can overload the circuit and possibly cause a fire, so they are banned. There are plugs in your room but there might not be enough for all of the electronics we have these days. You can bring a USB splitter that turns one USB plug into 2, 3 or 4 more USB outlets. This is a great way to get your phones charged all at once.
- Suction Cup Toothbrush Holder– This one sounds weird, I know. Cruise cabin bathrooms aren’t the largest spaces, and they really don’t have a ton of counter space. By bringing a toothbrush holder that suctions your bathroom mirror, you can save a bunch of counter space and keep everything tidier.
- Laundry Pods – This might not be something you bring traveling with you normally, but it could come in handy on a cruise. The cruise ships all have laundry facilities and do sell detergent, but it does add an extra cost. If you bring your own pods, they are easy to pack and throw in with the wash. If you find yourself out of clean clothes on a cruise, doing laundry is just about your only option since there aren’t many places to shop while at sea.
- Cups – Yep, you read that right. Disney Cruise Line offers free soft drinks on the pool decks all day and night. But, the cups they have to fill are small. To avoid having to leave your perfect spot next to the pool, bring a large cup with a lid on it, bonus points if it is insulated to keep the ice longer! You won’t be able to fill these cups up directly from the fountain, you will have to use the clean paper cups Disney provides to fill yours, but this will keep your drinks full and cold much longer!
SARAH TICKNER - KANSAS CITY, MO
Sarah is a travel advisor from Kansas City, MO. She grew up as a fan of Disney but only made it to the parks once as a child. But ever since her and her husband decided to get married in Disney, they have made up for her lack of trips as a kid. The obsession really started when she was hired as a Cast Member for the Disney Store. Ever since that time, she has made about 8 trips and stayed at 10 of the Disney resorts, with a goal of staying at all of them someday. Being a Cast Member allowed her to bring Disney Magic to those who may not have had a chance to experience the magic at the parks.