Top Cabin Hacks For Your Cruise Trip
There are different ways to see the world. You can plan a road trip with friends so you can explore local sights, you can take a plane to another country and be exposed to a different culture, or you can go out at sea and experience the vastness of the world. Taking cabin cruises is not as common to young travellers as plane trips are, but there is something enchanting about going out on a cruise and not just landing on different places but traveling through big oceans to reach them.
But if there is one thing people can nitpick about this, it is not going through lots of cruise travel insurance items that they are having trouble with, it is the cabin that they will have to stay in for a long period of time. Some cabins do have space problems, and it is quite a contrast to the enormity outside.
So here we list down helpful cabin hacks you can use to make sure you get the cabin experience you deserve.
Create more space for your clothes
If this is your first cruise, you’ll learn that cruise cabins don’t have much hanging space, the most you can get are two hooks for your clothes. So it is a good thing you are surrounded mostly by metal, right? You can buy magnetic hooks before the trip and give yourself more hanging space.
Another way to make space is not to unpack everything and just slide your bag under tables or the bed. If you are traveling with other people, you are bound to compete for drawer space. And if the hooks are proof enough, you are all probably on the losing end. To give everyone equal space, just store items you will need for most of the trip on the drawer. Then leave those you will use for a short time on the bag you have brought.
Here’s a tip: You do not need to bring a lot of clothes, you can always just wash some to wear again. This is a good solution to your space problem, and it will not make your bag bulky to bring.
You will probably be drying bathing suits and clothes most of the time, because what is a cruise trip if you are not going to swim the waters wherever you can, right? The problem is, now that you know that you lack the hanging space, and you really should not leave clothes hanging on balconies to dry, you are a bit stumped on how you can dry your clothes in time for the next expedition out of the ship.
What you can do is to improvise a drying rack. You can cover a chair with plastic so you can drape your clothing over it so it can dry. You can use the shower rod to hang smaller articles of clothing, then leave the door open to avoid humidity in the bathroom so the clothes would dry. Another trick lurking around the Internet is bringing a deflated balloon and blowing it up so that you can drape your clothes over it to dry.
Avoid losing key cards
Most accommodation nowadays uses key cards rather than actual keys, and these are usually much more prone to getting lost. Unless you have a bag with you at all times, it can be hard to hold on to key cards. So what you can do is to put it somewhere you know you will never forget, like placing it in between your phone and the protector you have for it. If it has a hole in it, you can purchase a lanyard and wear it at all times. You can even ask the desk if they can keep it for you so that you would not have to worry about losing it when you go on land.
These are just some of the things you can do to maximise the use of your cabin and to make sure your cruise trip is truly stress-free.