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Old 02-24-2010, 10:05 AM   #1
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Top 10 things to bring for your stateroom

Ok, we have all seen advice on what to bring, but what would your top 10 things to bring for your stateroom. With a family of four, I'm trying to keep my packing small. Or at least as small as I can that is..
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Ok, we have all seen advice on what to bring, but what would your top 10 things to bring for your stateroom. With a family of four, I'm trying to keep my packing small. Or at least as small as I can that is..
I cruise often, although not on DCL.
If you are all staying together in your cabin (or even if you have connecting), one of MY top 10 is:

Over the door shoe hanger (clear).
You can put your brushes, sun tan lotion, medicines, toilitries, hair products, camera batteries, etc, ALL in the over the door hanger.
It makes the room much less cluttered and you can find everything.
I usually get connecting staterooms and my children also have one for their room.

I bring a refillable mug and smuggle alchol so that is another on my Top 10
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I bring a refillable mug and smuggle alchol so that is another on my Top 10

No need to "smuggle" alcohol on DCL..... you are allowed to bring it on and to drink it at your discretion.
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No need to "smuggle" alcohol on DCL..... you are allowed to bring it on and to drink it at your discretion.
True on DCL, but most other cruise lines will confiscate it if they spot it in your luggage. They xray everything going on the ship, so the odds are pretty good that they will find it.

One of the things we always bring is a small roll of masking tape. We use it to keep DW's contact lens cleaner from tipping over if the seas are rough. We also have used it to keep closet doors closed if the velcro strips aren't working as well as they should.
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Lysol and a small fan to drown out the sound.
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Lysol and a small fan to drown out the sound.
Lysol makes a sound? What are you doing with the Lysol anyway, that you'd need to drown out the sound?
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Some other things we bring :

1.Lg Solo plastic cups
2. Very sm Brookstone iphone player for itunes music in cabin
3. Air Freshner for bathroom ( lysol, travel size )
4. Downey Wrinkle Release spray...really works.No ironing on my cruise !
5. mini bottles Tanquerey, lime, plastic knife, macadamia nuts
1st day I order diet cokes, H2o, and tonic H2O from room service ( I get diet cokes up on deck 9, but sometimes I like to have some in the room to save me a trip.

Leaving this Sat....hope the weathers ok !!
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In the minority here.
Nothing.
Stateroom had everything we needed.
Hair dryer was fine. Plugged the videocamera battery charger in the outlet behind the TV and the digital camera charger in the plug on the hair dryer.
Put dirty clothing in suitcases that we had stored under the bed.
All our shoes fit on the floor of the closet, put our toiletries on the shelves in the bathroom. All our clothing fit in the drawers or closet.
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:14 PM   #10
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The best things we brought were a power strip and wheeled duffles that fit under the bed (although I understand you can have them store your luggage). We went from a Cat. 4 to a Cat 6 and because our luggage fit under the bed we felt like we had more room.
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Old 03-06-2010, 01:07 AM   #11
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In the minority here.
Nothing.
Stateroom had everything we needed.
Hair dryer was fine. Plugged the videocamera battery charger in the outlet behind the TV and the digital camera charger in the plug on the hair dryer.
Put dirty clothing in suitcases that we had stored under the bed.
All our shoes fit on the floor of the closet, put our toiletries on the shelves in the bathroom. All our clothing fit in the drawers or closet.

I'm with you! When we first cruised in 2001, I pretty much took our whole household with us...

Now I find I don't really need all of those things... a little sunscreen & wine & we're set! Helps that DS is now 18, but I don't need the over the door shoe holder anymore either. Traveling lighter & it feels great. Well...except for the shoes!! Haven't gotten over that one... LOL



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In the minority here.
Nothing.
Stateroom had everything we needed.
Hair dryer was fine. Plugged the videocamera battery charger in the outlet behind the TV and the digital camera charger in the plug on the hair dryer.
Put dirty clothing in suitcases that we had stored under the bed.
All our shoes fit on the floor of the closet, put our toiletries on the shelves in the bathroom. All our clothing fit in the drawers or closet.
Ditto, I'm bringing as little as possible. It's just me and DH and the outlets/blow dryer/storage space, etc. will have to do. Don't imagine I'll be anything less than thrilled with the entire experience
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I don't know if I can think of ten things!

Ditto on the power strip.

Highlighter to keep track of which activities you really don't want to miss that day.

Hair dryer.

Clothespins to hang wet items on the clothesline in the bathroom.

If you have a child that uses a sippy cup or bottles or if you plan to bring an insulated cup - some dish soap!!! Our daughter still takes a bottle at bedtime. You can get a sterilizer at Guest Services but I still like to wash her bottles with soap. For the life of me, I couldn't get any soap! They won't bring it from the kitchen because their policy is "not to deliver chemicals to the staterooms" and I was told to use the very fragrant shampoo which left a strong, albeit pretty, residue/stench on her bottles. Maybe a dollar store carries a travel size?

Though I didn't for our first cruise, I will bring one of those pocket organizers next time. It'll save some shelf space for clothing as it's limited.
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:56 PM   #14
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Clothespins to hang wet items on the clothesline in the bathroom.

I did not know there is a clothsline in the bathroom, Cool..

Also highligter.. good idea.
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If you have a child that uses a sippy cup or bottles or if you plan to bring an insulated cup - some dish soap!!! Our daughter still takes a bottle at bedtime. You can get a sterilizer at Guest Services but I still like to wash her bottles with soap. For the life of me, I couldn't get any soap! They won't bring it from the kitchen because their policy is "not to deliver chemicals to the staterooms" and I was told to use the very fragrant shampoo which left a strong, albeit pretty, residue/stench on her bottles. Maybe a dollar store carries a travel size?
You might try Palmolive wipes as well.
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