DEAL! Two Pack, DUAL Outlet Type C Travel Plug – Outlet + USB Ports – Use the 220 Outlet on Your Next Cruise – $18.99, $9.50 each!

Pictured: TESSAN European Travel Plug Adapter 2 Pack, US to Europe Power Adaptor with 2 USB 2 AC Outlets, International Charger Converter USA to Most of EU Italy Iceland Spain France Greece Germany (Type C) – See: Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

DUAL Outlet Type C Travel Plug – Outlet + USB Ports

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • US to Europe Plug Adapter: Type C electrical adapter can work in France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Portugal, Poland, Netherlands, Jordan, Israel, Turkey, Iceland, Austria, Finland, and more (Tips: Some Europe countries may need Type G adapter, such as UK,Ireland, Scotland, please check before travel)
  • Power Adapter US to Europe: Max capacity up to 2500 Watt(max 250 Volt, 10 A); Dual USB Ports can charger up to 2.4A, ideal for Cell phone, Tablet and more; This adapter for European outlets can charge 4 devices simultaneously, suitable for the traveler, businessman and students abroad
  • Wall Charger with Phone Holder: TESSAN adapter for Greece has a phone holder on the top to place your phone while charging; The indicator let you know the power is on/off; No surge protection, no cords, Iceland plug adapter can taken abroad cruise ship
  • Please Note: Adapter for European outlets can not convert voltage from 110V to 220V or vice versa; Please make sure your appliance is dual voltage compatible, if your hair dryer, straightener, curler or razor supports 110/120V input only, you may need a power voltage converter
  • Suitable for Any Occasions: TESSAN travel adapter is small size and suitable for bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and college dorm room

 

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This will allow you to make use of a European Type C outlet on your next cruise! Note that this is not a voltage converter. Many electronics are designed to operate in the 220 volt range. For lots more about this see: Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

Check out my in depth hands on review of this adapter!

6/18 8 PM Central: These are on sale for just $18.99. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info and availability.

TESSAN European Travel Plug Adapter 2 Pack, US to Europe Power Adaptor with 2 USB 2 AC Outlets, International Charger Converter USA to Most of EU Italy Iceland Spain France Greece Germany (Type C) – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

TESSAN European Travel Plug Adapter 2 Pack, US to Europe Power Adaptor with 2 USB 2 AC Outlets, International Charger Converter USA to Most of EU Italy Iceland Spain France Greece Germany (Type C)

Available in a one pack: European Travel Plug Adapter, TESSAN International Power Plug with 2 USB, Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also available in a one outlet version: European Travel Plug Adapter, TESSAN International Power Plug with 2 USB, Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

Related… Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

 

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

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Setting Up Your Own Wireless WiFi Hotspot on Your Next Cruise!

Related: Hands on Review: GL.iNet GL-MT3000 Beryl AX Travel Router!

But First… Read Cruise Lines Terms and Conditions

This article will walk you through options for creating your own WiFI hot spot on your next cruise. That can save you some money and make things a little easier around the cabin. You should also ask… can I do this? When you sign up or sign into your cruise line’s WiFi you will be presented with terms and conditions. I suggest reading through those to see if this is allowed or prohibited. This is going to vary by cruise line.

Next… What Are We Doing Again?

Setting up your own WiFi hot spot allows you to have your own mini network. You purchase an internet plan, setup a WiFi hot spot and then share that connection with other devices. The technologies used to do this will result in a small network that will be available in or very near your cabin. These solutions will not give you access throughout the entire ship.

Option 1: Travel Router

Travel routers are generally small devices that allow you to create a small Wi-Fi network.

The problem with traditional Wi-Fi routers is that they don’t know how to handle “captive networks”. Captive networks are networks that require you to log in before you can access the internet. Many publicly available WiFi networks are considered captive networks. That includes most hotels and cruise ships.

Travel routers are (or at least should be) designed to handle captive networks. You basically log in to the router through a web browser and then log into the captive network using the router’s settings.


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Some Travel Router Options:

GL.iNet GL-MT3000 (Beryl AX) Pocket-Sized Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Travel Gigabit Router | WiFi Router | OpenVPN, Wireguard, Connect to Public & Hotel Wi-Fi login Page, RV

TP-Link AC750 Wireless Portable Nano Travel Router(TL-WR902AC) - Support Multiple Modes, WiFi Router/Hotspot/Bridge/Range Extender/Access Point/Client Modes, Dual Band WiFi, 1 USB 2.0 Port

GL.iNet GL-SFT1200 (Opal) Secure Travel WiFi Router | AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Ethernet Wireless Internet | IPv6 USB 2.0 MU-MIMO DDR3 | 128MB Ram Repeater Bridge Access Point Mode

GL.iNet GL-MT300N-V2(Mango) Portable Mini Travel Wireless Pocket VPN WiFi Router - Access Point/Extender/WDS | OpenWrt | 2 x Ethernet Ports | OpenVPN/Wireguard VPN | USB 2.0 | 128MB RAM

There are other options available  – search Amazon for “travel router” – look for something with good ratings and something that can handle captive networks. Specific mention of being compatible with hotel and cruise ship networks is also something I’d look for.


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Option 2: Connectify Hot Spot

Connectify is a program that you install on your compatible Windows laptop. After it’s installed it runs in the background and shares the internet connection that your laptop is using. You handle the captive network business on your laptop browser, so Connectify doesn’t have to specifically handle that.

Set your laptop power plan to always on so the hot spot stays up and going.

Connectify Hot Spot

Other Options to Save on Internet on Your Next Cruise

  • Sometimes cruise lines offer free to discounted internet via their loyalty programs or in certain cabin categories.
  • Sharing a log in. Some cruise lines (I know this is the case for Royal Caribbean) allow you to log in and log out of devices. This allows you to use one account across multiple devices.
  • Get an international plan and access internet on port days.
  • You’re on vacation… don’t get on the internet. 🙂

What Else?

Got another great solution or tip for accessing Internet on cruises?  Leave a comment and let us know.

Related: Using Your Cell Phone Onboard with WiFi Calling!

wifi calling and cruise shipsMy iPhone with Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Royal Promenade int eh Background. See “VZW Wi-Fi”

Related: Use the 220 Outlet on Your Next Cruise

Will My Phone Work on a Cruise Ship?

All About Night Lights for Your Next Cruise!

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Problem Solved… MagSafe Wallet for Your Ship Card!

One thing you always need when you’re on a cruise ship is your… ship card. It functions are your room key, allows you to pay for things, lets you access drink packages, lets you access reservations, acts as an ID of sorts, gets you back on the ship and more.

Beyond your ship card, while you’re walking around onboard, you may not need a whole lot more. Maybe a cell phone.  So, how do you keep track of your card and the few things you may want to carry?

A Lanyard is one option and works for some people. Personally I don’t want anything extra around my neck and I’d like the ability to carry a couple more things (maybe some cash) without having to dig in the lanyard.

Another option is a Phone Card Holder. That allows you to keep your ship card right with your phone. This is a big improvement, in my book, everything in one place, compact and easy to keep track of. But, these are adhesive based and need to be semi-permanently installed on a phone or phone case. My solution up until now was to keep an extra phone case with a phone holder installed for use while cruising.

How about… a MagSafe wallet?  These work with compatible iOS devices and compatible Android devices (with the help of a case). They can be easily affixed (and removed) as needed. Whammo!

Here’s a look at these MagSafe wallets for using on a cruise.


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[2 Pack] Magnetic Card Holder Wallet for iPhone 15/14/13/12 Series with Magsafe, Leather Wallet for iPhone 15 14 Pro Max Plus Model, Mag-Safe Wallet for iPhone 13 12 Pro Max Mini Model  – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Shop around – search Amazon for “MagSafe Wallet”

Android user? An add on case or ring is generally required to make MagSafe Accessories work.  See section on Android toward the end of this article for more information.

If you don’t have a MagSafe capable phone, consider… COCASES Phone Card Holder


A look in the package. I bought a two pack.

For size reference next to a bottle of Sun Bum sunscreen (my standard size reference item on Cruise Packing List)

Onboard Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas

Onboard Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas

This stays on securely but comes off when you’re done using it or want easier access to contents

Conclusions

This is a cheap fix to the question.. where should I put my cruise card? It provides a secure location to keep your card and a little bit of cash so that it’s not floating around who knows where.

Credit for the original idea (the stick on card holder) goes to Emma of Emma cruises. She came up with the original “put your card with your phone” idea. Thanks Emma!  If you have a MagSafe capable phone or phone case, I think this is a great upgrade to the stick on holder.

I’ve used this on multiple cruises and it’s worked well. It’s now a must pack item for me!

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[2 Pack] Magnetic Card Holder Wallet for iPhone 15/14/13/12 Series with Magsafe, Leather Wallet for iPhone 15 14 Pro Max Plus Model, Mag-Safe Wallet for iPhone 13 12 Pro Max Mini Model  – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

If you don’t have a MagSafe capable phone, consider… COCASES Phone Card Holder

Does MagSafe work with Android phones?

The technology the allows magnetic accessories to work is Qi wireless charging. Newer iPhone and Android phones often times have this technology built in. MagSafe is a registered Apple trademark. As such you’re probably not going to see an Android marketed as having MagSafe.

The Android implementation of Qi wireless charging is a little bit different than iPhone. The result is that the magnet can be weaker. A solution to this is to get a MagSafe compatible ring sticker or case. This helps to increase magnetic strength.

See: How to Add MagSafe to Android for some more information

MagSafe capable iPhones do not need these add ons.

Related: Using Your Cell Phone Onboard with WiFi Calling!

wifi calling and cruise shipsMy iPhone with Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Royal Promenade int eh Background. See “VZW Wi-Fi”

Related: FREE… Royal Caribbean Perfect Day at CocoCay Phone Wallpaper

Related: Setting up a WiFi Hotspot on your Next Cruise!

Setting Up Your Own Wireless WiFi Hotspot on Your Next Cruise!

Related: Hands on Review: Airalo e-SIM – use your phone internationally!

Hands on Review: Airalo e-SIM – use your phone internationally!

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Use the 220 Outlet on Your Next Cruise… Type C Travel Plug – 4 x Outlets + 3 x USB Ports – on sale for $14.39

European Travel Plug Adapter USB C, TESSAN International Plug Adapter with 4 AC Outlets and 3 USB Ports, Type C Power Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe Iceland Spain Italy France Germany

European Travel Plug Adapter USB C, TESSAN International Plug Adapter with 4 AC Outlets and 3 USB Ports, Type C Power Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe Iceland Spain Italy France Germany

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • European Plug Adapter: Compatible in most European countries such as Portugal, Poland, Netherlands, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Israel; More country list can be checked in description; NOTE: Not work in UK/Ireland/Scotland
  • European Travel Adapter USB C: Dual USB A ports can charge up to 2.4A, and the USB C port can charge up to 3A; Ideal for charging cell phone, tablet, laptop, earphone in dorm, bedroom and bathroom; Note: The USB-C port is not Quick Charger 3.0, doesn’t support any other devices which need 9~22V charging voltage
  • 7 in 1 US to Europe Plug Adapter: This European adapter can turn 1 EU type C socket into 4 American AC outlets and 3 USB ports, max capacity up to 2500 watt (max 250 Volt, 10 A); 4-side design can charge 7 devices at a time without blocking, compatible with laptops, camera and more devices
  • Travel and Study Abroad Essentials: This International power adapter is mini and lightweight, saving space of your luggage; No need to carry extra adapter or power strip for travel; Suitable for travelers, businessmen and students abroad; Idea for Hotel, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and college dorm room
  • NOTE: This European adapter plug only works on 100V to 250V wide voltage devices. If you want to use your hair dryer, straightener or curling irons, they need to support wide voltage, or you may need a power voltage converter; No surge protection, Iceland plug adapter can taken abroad on cruise ship

 

European Type C Plug Adapter. You get one 3 prong North American Outlet, three 2 prong North American Outlet, two x Type A USB port AND a Type C USB Port.

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “cruise” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

This will allow you to make use of a European Type C outlet on your next cruise! Note that this is not a voltage converter. Many electronics are designed to operate in the 220 volt range. For lots more about this see: Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

6/17 8 AM Central: These are on sale for just $14.39. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info and availability.

European Travel Plug Adapter USB C, TESSAN International Plug Adapter with 4 AC Outlets and 3 USB Ports, Type C Power Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe Iceland Spain Italy France Germany – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

Related… Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

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Hands on Review: Auvon Rechargeable Night Lights + The Problem with Cruise Ship Bathrooms at Night

A lot of cruise packing lists, blogs and videos recommend packing a night light for your next cruise vacation and for good reason cabins can get dark at night, especially interior cabins. A night light can help prevent you from bumping into things.

What About the Lack of Outlets?

The problem is… Traditional night lights take up an outlet. Outlets can be a precious commodity in your cruise ship cabin with some cabins having as little as… 1 outlet. This has generally gotten better with newer ships, but can still be an issue. Even newer ships that have more cabin outlets, the outlets can be placed in such a way as to limit their usability. If two outlets are too close together… you can only use one.

One potential solution to this problem is a 220v night light. These utilize an often ignored and unused 220v outlet that is present in many cabins.

Another solution is a rechargeable night light. Since they’re rechargeable they don’t take up an outlet after they’ve been charged.

This is particularly helpful when it comes to cabin bathrooms. Very often these have 0 usable outlets.

The problem with cruise ship bathrooms at night

A rechargeable night light is also great for one particular trouble spot in your cabin… your cabin bathroom. Some cabin bathrooms are completely dark. Like… completely dark. Also a lot of times the light switch is on on the outside of the bathroom. To avoid being trapped in a small dark box you need to turn on the light before entering and potentially disturb your cabin mate. Also that much light can have a tendency to wake a person up. Okay, so… plug in a night light? Think again, most cabin bathrooms don’t have an outlet. 

An illustration of the dark cruise ship cabin bathroom

This is a video of me going from my bed into the bathroom with no lights on. There’s not much to the video, except for sound as it’s completely black because the room is so dark. The video was taken on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas in a Jr Suite.

A picture to illustrate. This is the bathroom on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas with no lights on.

This is the door to the bathroom. As you can see, the light switch is on the outside of the door. That’s the case with most/all cruise ship cabins we’ve been in. So, let’s say you get up in the middle of the night and stumble your way over to this bathroom door. In order to have any amount of light in the bathroom you need to turn on the switch before entering. That means you’ve flooded your cabin with light and potentially woken someone up. Beyond that, when you get in the bathroom you’ll be in a completely lit room and that can make it more difficult to fall back asleep.

This is a video of me going from my bed into the bathroom with this rechargeable night light on. As you can see… this is a MUCH better experience. The video was taken on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas in a Jr Suite.

A photo with the night light on. This is a much better experience all around. No fumbling for the switch, no flooding the cabin with light. Just a small amount of always on light .

Hands on Review Auvon Rechargeable Night Lights

Front of the box


Check Current Price, Availability and Specs:

AUVON Rechargeable Battery Night Light, Mini Motion Sensor Night Light, Warm White LED Stick-On Closet Light with Dusk to Dawn Sensor, Adjustable Brightness for Wall, Stairs, Hallway, Cabinet (2 Pack) – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Back of the box

It came with a manual and charging cable. I did not receiving a charging box. This can be used with any standard USB charging box.

Auvon USB rechargeable night light

A look at the back. These are magnetic. They also come with an installable base so they can be mounted on non magnetic surfaces. For cruise ship cabins, walls are generally made of metal, so no base is needed.

A look at the controls. The switch on the left let’s you choose between auto, on and off. The button on the right changes the light’s brightness. For the bathroom I set it to on and low light level. Mine easily lasted a week on one charge, leaving it on every night.

Charging the night light


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Turned on

All cruise ship cabin walls are generally made of metal. Here’s the Auvon rechargeable night light above the bathroom light switch on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas

Installed on the bathroom door frame on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas

Sitting below the sink on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas

Conclusions

These are a must-pack item when we travel, especially when we cruise. They are small, have a long battery life and are easy to charge. For cruises in particular these are an easy solution to two problems. First, outlets are generally in short supply. These don’t need an outlet. Second, some cruise ship cabins can be a little hazardous at night. Having these to add a little bit of light to dark spots is a huge help. Especially when it comes to the bathroom.

Check Current Price, Availability and Specs:

AUVON Rechargeable Battery Night Light, Mini Motion Sensor Night Light, Warm White LED Stick-On Closet Light with Dusk to Dawn Sensor, Adjustable Brightness for Wall, Stairs, Hallway, Cabinet (2 Pack) – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

What Are Other’s Saying?

Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “cruise” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Related:

All About Night Lights for Your Next Cruise!

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions. review:auvonnightlight tag:tpru

Deal! Use the 220 Outlet on Your Next Cruise… Type C Travel Plug – Outlet + USB Ports – on sale for $12.58

Pictured: European Travel Plug Adapter, TESSAN International Power Plug with 2 USB, Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany – See: Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

European Travel Plug Adapter, TESSAN International Power Plug with 2 USB, Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • US to Europe Plug Adapter: Compatible in most European countries such as Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,Greece, Hungary,Portugal, Poland, Netherlands,Spain, Turkey, Italy; More country list can be checked in description; Note: not work in UK/Ireland/Scotland
  • 3 in 1 European Plug Adapter: This adapters for European can turn 1 Europe Type C socket into American outlet and 2 USB ports, charge up to 3 devices at a time without blocking; Ideal for traveler, business man and foreign student use in airports, hotels and dorm room
  • European Adapter with USB: 2 USB ports can detect charged devices and deliver optimum charging speed up to 2.4A max per port, meet various charging demands for your EU journey; ideal for cell phone, tablet, earphone, camera, etc
  • Compact Size: With only 3.1oz lightweight design, portable size allows this Europe power adapter easily put in your pocket, effectively saving space of your suitcase, backpack, handbag; No surge protection, no cords, making it fully cruise ship approved
  • Note: This Type C plug adapter is only compatible for 100V to 250V wide voltage devices. If you want to use your travel fan, electric shaver, hair dryer, straightener, or electric toothbrush, they need to support 100V to 250V dual voltage, otherwise you need a voltage converter

 

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “cruise” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

This will allow you to make use of a European Type C outlet on your next cruise! Note that this is not a voltage converter. Many electronics are designed to operate in the 220 volt range. For lots more about this see: Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

Check out my in depth hands on review of this adapter!

6/12 3:30 PM Central: These are on sale for $12.58. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info and availability.

European Travel Plug Adapter, TESSAN International Power Plug with 2 USB, Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also available in a two outlet version: European Travel Plug Adapter Converter | TESSAN International Power Plug Converter with 2 USB | Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger | for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

Related… Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

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DEAL! Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Luggage Tags – on sale for… $4.99

Cruise Luggage Tags for Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Cruise Essentials in 2023-2024

I highly recommend cruise luggage tag holders. These are sturdier and more secure than tape or staples. Having these also means you don’t need to carry along… tape or staples. These also keep your tags dry (and readable) in the event of rain. Because your tags are more likely to stay on, you’re less likely to have delayed luggage on the ship. Size of these varies based on cruise line. Look for one that’s compatible with your cruise line.

If you’re flying to your embarkation port I don’t recommend putting cruise tags on your luggage until after your flight. That’s especially true if you’re taping and stapling vs using luggage tags. Luggage tag holders would probably make the flight okay, but, to me, there’s no sense subjecting these to the wear and tear of airline luggage handling.

Print and fold (or cut) your printable luggage tags at home, put them in holders and pack. Put on the night before you cruise and you’ll all set.

6/12 9:30 AM Central: These are on sale for just $4.99. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check sale page for current info and availability.

Cruise Luggage Tags for Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Cruise Essentials in 2023-2024 – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Related… Recommendation: Get Luggage Tags for Your Next Cruise (smoother embarkation, less chance of delayed luggage!)

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

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DEAL! GL.iNet GL-MT3000 Beryl AX Travel Router – on sale for $83.90, save 24% + free shipping & Hands on Review!

Related: Hands on Review: GL.iNet GL-MT3000 Beryl AX Travel Router!

GL.iNet GL-MT3000 (Beryl AX) Travel Router

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 【DUAL BAND AX TRAVEL ROUTER】Products with US, UK, EU Plug; Dual band network with wireless speed 574Mbps (2.4G)+2402Mbps (5G); Tethering Compatible; 2.5G Multi-gigabit WAN port and a 1G gigabit LAN port; USB 3.0 port; Wi-Fi 6 offers more than double the total Wi-Fi speed with the MT3000 VPN Router.
  • 【VPN CLIENT & SERVER】OpenVPN and WireGuard are pre-installed, compatible with 30+ VPN service providers. Simply log in to your existing VPN account with our portable wifi device, and Beryl AX automatically encrypts all network traffic within the connected network. Max. VPN speed of 150 Mbps (OpenVPN); 300 Mbps (WireGuard)
  • 【OpenWrt 21.02 FIRMWARE】The Beryl AX is a portable wifi box and mini router that runs on OpenWrt 21.02 firmware. It supports more than 5,000 ready-made plug-ins for customization. Simply browse, install, and manage packages with our no-code interface within Beryl AX’s Admin Panel.
  • 【PROTECT YOUR NETWORK SECURITY】Our pocket wifi, unlike other vulnerable portable wifi hotspot for travel purposes supports WPA3 protocol–Preventive measures against password brute-force attacks; DNS over HTTPS & DNS over TLS–Protecting domain name system traffic and preventing data eavesdropping from malicious parties; IPv6–Built-in authentication for privacy protection, eliminating the need for network address translation.
  • 【VPN CASCADING AT EASE】Surpassing the mediocre performance of most VPN routers for home usage, the Beryl AX is capable of hosting a VPN server and VPN client at the same time within the same device, enabling users to remote access local network resources like Wi-Fi printers or local web servers, and accessing the public internet as a VPN client simultaneously.
  • 【PERFECT PORTABLE WIFI ROUTER FOR TRAVEL】The Beryl AX is an ideal pocket Wi-Fi device perfect for international travel. With its compact size and travel-friendly features, the portable Wi-Fi router is the perfect companion for travelers in need of a secure internet connectivity on the go.

 

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “cruise” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

For the security conscious, this is designed to work with VPN services like NordVPN and others

6/11 12 PM Central: This is on sale for $83.90. That’s a 24% discount from list. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info and availability.

GL.iNet GL-MT3000 (Beryl AX) Pocket-Sized Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Travel Gigabit Router | WiFi Router | OpenVPN, Wireguard, Connect to Public & Hotel Wi-Fi login Page – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

More About Travel Routers:

Travel routers are generally small devices that allow you to create a small Wi-Fi network.

The problem with traditional Wi-Fi routers is that they don’t know how to handle “captive networks”. Captive networks are networks that require you to log in before you can access the internet. Many publicly available WiFi networks are considered captive networks. That includes most hotels and cruise ships.

Travel routers are (or at least should be) designed to handle captive networks. You basically log in to the router through a web browser and then log into the captive network using the router’s settings.

Setting Up Your Own Wireless WiFi Hotspot on Your Next Cruise!

Setting Up Your Own Wireless WiFi Hotspot on Your Next Cruise!

Related: Using Your Cell Phone Onboard with WiFi Calling!

wifi calling and cruise shipsMy iPhone with Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Royal Promenade int eh Background. See “VZW Wi-Fi”

Related: Use the 220 Outlet on Your Next Cruise

Will My Phone Work on a Cruise Ship?

All About Night Lights for Your Next Cruise!

GL.iNet GL-MT3000 (Beryl AX) Pocket-Sized Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Travel Gigabit Router | WiFi Router | OpenVPN, Wireguard, Connect to Public & Hotel Wi-Fi login Page, RV

All information provided is deemed accurate at time of publishing, but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

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DEAL! WEKAPO Packable Beach Blanket – save money on chair rental! – $23.19 w/20% off coupon

WEKAPO Beach Blanket Sandproof, Extra Large Beach Mat, Big & Compact Sand Free Mat Quick Drying, Lightweight & Durable with 6 Stakes & 4 Corner Pockets

WEKAPO Beach Blanket Sandproof, Extra Large Beach Mat, Big & Compact Sand Free Mat Quick Drying, Lightweight & Durable with 6 Stakes & 4 Corner Pockets

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  • 100% Nylon
  • ✔ LARGE AND COMPACT-7‘x7′(210cmX210cm) will comfortably fit 1-3 adults. Come with 6 metal stakes in a pouch for 4 anchor loops so you will have 2 spare ones just in case.
  • ✔ SIMPLE DESIGN & DOUBLE ANCHORED-WEKAPO blanket is designed as simple as possible so it has eliminated 5 sticking out sand pockets and added 4 corner pockets that can be used for storage or sand anchor. If it’s windy day, it can be nailed down on beach by metal stakes coming with our blanket.
  • ✔ SAND PROOF AND WATER RESISTANT-This beautifully colored blanket is made of durable ripstop nylon. Just shake the blanket and it easily gets rid of all the sand once. Not only is this wonderful fabric breathable and light-weight, but watch as water beads up and rolls off. The little water that may stay behind will dry VERY FAST.
  • ✔ SUPERIOR QUALITY- Triple stitched for maximum strength and durability. All pieces of this blanket are made with lasting use in mind.
  • ✔ MULTIFUNCTIONAL – Use it as a Picnic Blanket, for relaxing during vacation, hiking/camping or simply for hanging out with friends or family in a garden/backyard – a truly multifunctional camping accessory!

 

6/11 8:30 AM Central: These are on sale for $28.98. Apply the 20% off coupon, available on the product page, and the price drops to just $23.199 at checkout. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info and availability.

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DEAL! Magnetic Card Holder Wallet (great to hold cruise card) – $8.99

Magnetic Card Holder Wallet for iPhone 14/13/12 Series with Magsafe, Leather Wallet for iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max/Plus/14 Series, Mag-Safe Wallet for iPhone 13 Pro/Pro Max/Mini/13/12 Series, MidnightBlack

Magnetic Card Holder Wallet

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  • Compatibility: Our magnetic wallet is compatible with iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini. The wallet features built-in magnets that will not hold with other iPhone models or Non-Magsafe cases.
  • Strong magnet features on the wallet allow it to effortlessly snap into place on the back of your iPhone (Phone compatible with Magsafe), easy attachment and faster wireless charging. You can even pile it on top of a magnetic case to achieve a look that’s unique to you.
  • Excellent workmanship with premium synthetic leather exterior and anti-slip interior lining. Keep its shape and assure cards will not slip out. The leather wallet has a shield so it’s safe for your credit cards.
  • Our minimalistic wallet is designed with both style and function in mind, no need your bulky wallet anymore. Just insert your credit cards into the iPhone magnetic card holder wallet and you’re ready to go! Slim fit allows your iPhone and wallet to slide in or out of pockets easily.
  • What You Get: 1 PACK Magnetic Leather Wallet. (Note: Each magnetic wallet supports holding 1-3 credit cards securely.)

 

6/10 10 AM Central: These are selling for $8.99. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info and availability.

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These are great for holding cruise cards when onboard!

See… Problem Solved… MagSafe Wallet for Your Ship Card!

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

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DEAL! Heavy Duty Magnetic Hooks – help organize your cruise cabin – on sale for $8.99

BAVITE Heavy Duty Magnetic Hooks, Strong Neodymium Magnet Hook for Home, Kitchen, Workplace, Office and Garage, Hold up to 100 Pounds,32mm(1.26inch) in Diameter - 4pack

BAVITE Heavy Duty Magnetic Hooks, Strong Neodymium Magnet Hook for Home, Kitchen, Workplace, Office and Garage, Hold up to 100 Pounds,32mm(1.26inch) in Diameter – 4pack

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  • High Quality: our products are made of the best quality magnetic materials with strong magnetic force at the bottom.The magnetic hook is 32mm(12.6in) in diameter.
  • Three layer Coating: Ni + Cu + Ni three-layer coating design, smooth surface, can prevent rust and scratch fingers, safe to use!
  • Versatile Use:the hook is small in size and easy to carry. It can be used to organize your private space anytime and anywhere that wherever there are iron or steel.
  • Points For Attention: 1.we recommend that magnets be kept out of the reach of children 2.Magnets are fragile, please use according to instructions.3. Please don’t hang anything beyond the range of tension.

 

There are a few items that can really help to organize your cabin for a more enjoyable vacation. Since cabin walls are made of generally made of metal. Magnetic hooks will attach to walls and ceilings for organization. Here are the ones we use

6/8 3 PM Central: These are on sale for just $8.99. Prices and availability can change quickly. Check product page for current info.

BAVITE Heavy Duty Magnetic Hooks, Strong Neodymium Magnet Hook for Home, Kitchen, Workplace, Office and Garage, Hold up to 100 Pounds,32mm(1.26inch) in Diameter – 4pack – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

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Cruise Port Days… Should You Take Your Passport Off The Ship?

WHALEZON 5 Pack Clear Passport Cover, Transparent Plastic Passport ProtectorPictured: WHALEZON 5 Pack Clear Passport Cover

Cruising with a Passport vs Birth Certificate?

Most cruise lines will allow you to sail with an official copy of your birth certificate and government issued photo ID if you’re a US citizen and you’re starting and ending your cruise from a US port. Add on a marriage license if your name has changed because of marriage. Double check with your cruise line for your specific itinerary and their policies.

Here’s the problem… If your trip doesn’t go as planned and you’re stuck in a foreign port, you cannot fly internationally with a birth certificate. You’ll be forced to find an embassy or consulate to resolve the issue.

A passport is superior to a birth certificate. Having a passport gives you lots more flexibility if you run into problems.

Should You Take Your Passport Off The Ship on Port Days?

I think the quick official answer is yes. You should keep your passport on your person when traveling in a foreign country. However, I did practice this for years.

I used to think… What are the odds that I’m not going to make it back on the ship vs the odds that I’m going to lose my passport?  Which is the bigger risk?  I normally decided that losing the passport was the bigger risk and left it in the room safe. This wasn’t a great situation.

I realized, we also bring our birth certificates and… as US citizens passports aren’t usually even checked upon re-entry. If you’re not a US citizen, you’re normally going to get back to your embarkation country to work it out from there. I also realized one of the fears that was keeping me from taking my passport to the beach wasn’t that it would get lost it was that it would get damaged. So I got a high quality waterproof pouch and now take our passports when we get off the ship. The only time I don’t take my passport off the ship with me is on private islands.

What About Passport Cards?

I hear some cruise podcasts and from cruise Youtubers talking about passport cards as if they are the same as a passport book. They are not.

As of this writing US passport cards are not valid for international air travel, so leaving your passport book in your cabin safe and taking your passport card with you isn’t a great solution either. It’s not useless but it’s not a 1:1 replacement. Let’s say you got left in Cozumel. Your path to the US with a passport card would probably require you to fly to a city on the US border and then walk across.

From the US State Department: “We began issuing U.S. passport cards in 2008 to meet the needs of U.S. citizens who travel from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and Caribbean countries by land or sea. The passport card cannot be used for international air travel”

See: What is a Passport Card?

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

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DEAL! Chef Craft Travel Corkscrew – on sale for $4.05

Chef Craft Select Travel Corkscrew

Chef Craft Select Travel Corkscrew

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Compact and easy to carry or store
  • No knife, so it can be taken onto airplanes
  • Safety sheath turn into handle
  • Simply screw into cork and use handle to pull out
  • Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning

 

6/8 8:30 AM Central: These are on sale for $4.05. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info and availability.

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Also Consider: Mini Wine Opener | Travel Portable Pocket Air Pressure Pump Wine Bottle Opener | Assemblable Design Corkscrew 7S Quick Bottle Opening | for Home, Restaurant, Party,Wine Lovers – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

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The Most Powerful Tool for Finding Cruise Deals…

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Once upon a time we were looking for a suite on Royal Caribbean. We were close to moving up a level in Royal’s Crown and Anchor Society and we were considering a suite to, among other things, make the jump more quickly. The problem was that in order to get suite pricing I had to drill into every search result to get actual costs. I started looking for a tool to more easily find suites pricing.

I found that and so much more when I stumbled across cuiseplum!

cruiseplum allows you to search by almost every aspect of your cruise… cruise line, cabin type, length, ports visited, ports NOT visited, price per day, embarkation month, embarkation DAYdebarkation day, embark part, depark port and lots more.

cruiseplum also shows you an historical pricing chart for your sailing. We’re booked on Celebrity Ascent after it starts sailing. The chart above is from that sailing.

After entering your criteria you’re presented with a list of results. You can sort that list by total cabin price, and cabin price per day and more. When you find a sailing you’re interested in you can look at the historical pricing for that cruise.

The other thing you can do is create a bookmark to a specific cruise. Most cruise line websites don’t allow you to easily bookmark a specific sailing, You have to go through the search process to get back to it.  I have a field in my reservation tracking spreadsheet were I put the cruiseplum link so I can easily click on it to see current pricing.

Cruise plum also maintains a hot deals list, a last minute deals list, a list showing today’s price drops, suite search and a search to help solo cruisers find deals.

cruiseplum is a game changer that helps you more easily find the cruise you’re looking for and find deals.

cruiseplum.com

Also: Problem Solved… MagSafe Wallet for Your Ship Card!

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Deal! Anker Power Bank, 10,000mAh Portable Charger – on sale for $16.63

Anker Power Bank, 10,000mAh Portable Charger (PowerCore PIQ), High-Capacity Battery Pack for iPhone 15/15 Plus/15 Pro/15 Pro Max/14/14 Pro/Samsung/Pixel/LG (Cable and Charger Not Included)(Black)

Anker Power Bank, 10,000mAh Portable Charger

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  • Never Run Out of Power: The 10,000mAh capacity enables this power bank to charge your iPhone 14 twice and your iPad mini 5 up to 1.3 times.
  • Dual Charging: The USB-C port supports two-way fast charging for added convenience.
  • Extremely Safe to Use: With a fireproof casing*, high-density polymer cell, smart circuit, and temperature control, this power bank provides reliable protection while charging your devices.
  • Simultaneous Charging: With the ability to charge two devices at once at up to 12W max, this power bank is perfect for those on the go with multiple devices.
  • What You Get: Anker 323 Power Bank (PowerCore PIQ), 1.9 ft (60 cm) USB-A to USB-C cable, welcome guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty, and friendly customer service.

 

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

6/6 1 PM Central: These are on sale for just $16.63. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info and availability.

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Related: All About Night Lights for Your Next Cruise!

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

All About Night Lights for Your Next Cruise!

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DEAL! Carnival, NCL, Princess, MSC Cruise Luggage Tags – on sale for $4.49

Premium Cruise Luggage Tags Holder for Carnival, NCL, Princess, MSC Cruise Ships Essentials in 2023-2024 by GOSGOONE, Clear Wide Cruise Tag Holders with Zip Seal & Reusable (4 Pack)

I highly recommend cruise luggage tag holders. These are sturdier and more secure than tape or staples. Having these also means you don’t need to carry along… tape or staples. These also keep your tags dry (and readable) in the event of rain. Because your tags are more likely to stay on, you’re less likely to have delayed luggage on the ship. Size of these varies based on cruise line. Look for one that’s compatible with your cruise line.

If you’re flying to your embarkation port I don’t recommend putting cruise tags on your luggage until after your flight. That’s especially true if you’re taping and stapling vs using luggage tags. Luggage tag holders would probably make the flight okay, but, to me, there’s no sense subjecting these to the wear and tear of airline luggage handling.

Print and fold (or cut) your printable luggage tags at home, put them in holders and pack. Put on the night before you cruise and you’ll all set.

6/6 10 AM Central: These are selling for just $4.49. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check sale page for current info and availability.

Premium Cruise Luggage Tags Holder for Carnival, NCL, Princess, MSC Cruise Ships Essentials in 2023-2024 by GOSGOONE, Clear Wide Cruise Tag Holders with Zip Seal & Reusable (4 Pack)

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Related… Recommendation: Get Luggage Tags for Your Next Cruise (smoother embarkation, less chance of delayed luggage!)

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

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DEAL! Cruise On Towel Bands, 4 Pack – on sale for $11.99 + Bands or Clips?

Towel Bands (4 Pack) - The Better Towel Chair Clips Option for Beach, Pool & Cruise Chairs

Towel Bands (4 Pack) – The Better Towel Chair Clips Option for Beach, Pool & Cruise Chairs

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  • The towel chair clip is a dinosaur & big clamps are for your garage; Bands are your towels new best friend
  • Lounge pool side in comfort knowing our towel holder is constantly battling the wind… and winning
  • Large towel clips take up valuable luggage space – bring bands instead of a giant suitcase
  • Our natural latex holders will never rust, break, or lose strength like old school towel clips
  • NOTE: Perfect for TEMPORARY use (beach, cruise & pool towels) & NOT for PERMANENT use like patio furniture

 

We use these exact towel bands on they work great. In my opinion these (or beach towel clips) are a must have for any cruise or beach location. They don’t take up a lot of room and save a lot of frustration by keeping beach towels in place.

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

6/6 8 AM Central: These are on sale for just $11.99. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info and availability.

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Towel Bands Or Clips? We have used both towel bands and clips extensively on cruises and beach vacations. In my opinion having one or the other is a must have. As to the question of which works better… we’ve landed on bands. They take up less room and are easier to pack. They also seem to be more secure when installed.

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New Updates, Update #85 Just Went Live… The Cruise Packing List – What and Why?

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One thing we love about cruising is that it’s always changing and always different. That view out your balcony is a great example of this. Along those lines we’ll continually refine our cruise packing lists so that it continues to be the most comprehensive list available.

We’ve just finished update #85 of our cruise packing list resource. Check out our complete packing list!

Got a tip?  We’d love your help! Got a great packing idea, gadget or tip? Let us know!

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Problem Solved… MagSafe Wallet for Your Ship Card!

One thing you always need when you’re on a cruise ship is your… ship card. It functions are your room key, allows you to pay for things, lets you access drink packages, lets you access reservations, acts as an ID of sorts, gets you back on the ship and more.

Beyond your ship card, while you’re walking around onboard, you may not need a whole lot more. Maybe a cell phone.  So, how do you keep track of your card and the few things you may want to carry?

A Lanyard is one option and works for some people. Personally I don’t want anything extra around my neck and I’d like the ability to carry a couple more things (maybe some cash) without having to dig in the lanyard.

Another option is a Phone Card Holder. That allows you to keep your ship card right with your phone. This is a big improvement, in my book, everything in one place, compact and easy to keep track of. But, these are adhesive based and need to be semi-permanently installed on a phone or phone case. My solution up until now was to keep an extra phone case with a phone holder installed for use while cruising.

How about… a MagSafe wallet?  These work with compatible iOS devices and compatible Android devices (with the help of a case). They can be easily affixed (and removed) as needed. Whammo!

Here’s a look at these MagSafe wallets for using on a cruise.


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[2 Pack] Magnetic Card Holder Wallet for iPhone 15/14/13/12 Series with Magsafe, Leather Wallet for iPhone 15 14 Pro Max Plus Model, Mag-Safe Wallet for iPhone 13 12 Pro Max Mini Model  – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Shop around – search Amazon for “MagSafe Wallet”

Android user? An add on case or ring is generally required to make MagSafe Accessories work.  See section on Android toward the end of this article for more information.

If you don’t have a MagSafe capable phone, consider… COCASES Phone Card Holder


A look in the package. I bought a two pack.

For size reference next to a bottle of Sun Bum sunscreen (my standard size reference item on Cruise Packing List)

Onboard Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas

Onboard Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas

This stays on securely but comes off when you’re done using it or want easier access to contents

In action during a Royal Caribbean 70s Disco Party

Conclusions

This is a cheap fix to the question.. where should I put my cruise card? It provides a secure location to keep your card and a little bit of cash so that it’s not floating around who knows where.

Credit for the original idea (the stick on card holder) goes to Emma of Emma cruises. She came up with the original “put your card with your phone” idea. Thanks Emma!  If you have a MagSafe capable phone or phone case, I think this is a great upgrade to the stick on holder.

I’ve used this on multiple cruises and it’s worked well. It’s now a must pack item for me!

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[2 Pack] Magnetic Card Holder Wallet for iPhone 15/14/13/12 Series with Magsafe, Leather Wallet for iPhone 15 14 Pro Max Plus Model, Mag-Safe Wallet for iPhone 13 12 Pro Max Mini Model  – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

If you don’t have a MagSafe capable phone, consider… COCASES Phone Card Holder

Does MagSafe work with Android phones?

The technology the allows magnetic accessories to work is Qi wireless charging. Newer iPhone and Android phones often times have this technology built in. MagSafe is a registered Apple trademark. As such you’re probably not going to see an Android marketed as having MagSafe.

The Android implementation of Qi wireless charging is a little bit different than iPhone. The result is that the magnet can be weaker. A solution to this is to get a MagSafe compatible ring sticker or case. This helps to increase magnetic strength.

See: How to Add MagSafe to Android for some more information

MagSafe capable iPhones do not need these add ons.

Related: Using Your Cell Phone Onboard with WiFi Calling!

wifi calling and cruise shipsMy iPhone with Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Royal Promenade int eh Background. See “VZW Wi-Fi”

Related: FREE… Royal Caribbean Perfect Day at CocoCay Phone Wallpaper

Related: Setting up a WiFi Hotspot on your Next Cruise!

Setting Up Your Own Wireless WiFi Hotspot on Your Next Cruise!

Related: Hands on Review: Airalo e-SIM – use your phone internationally!

Hands on Review: Airalo e-SIM – use your phone internationally!

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Deal! Luxtude Compact Power Bank with Flashlight – $15.99

Luxtude 5000mAh Small Portable Charger MyColors, Lipstick Power Bank with Flashlight, Compact Mini External Battery Pack, Girls Portable Phone Charger for iPhone, Android, iPad, Samsung, etc. (1 Pack)

Luxtude 5000mAh Small Portable Charger

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  • STYLISH & IDEAL GIFT – 1 pack small power bank portable chargers with chic stylish fabulous design, the best and fantastic gift for your family, girls and friends, and also can be used as a spare flashlight at night. Choose MyColor, Choose MyLife Style.
  • HIGH CAPACITY – Luxtude 5000mAh portable phone charger provides at least one full charge for iPhone, Android, Samsung, etc., great for full day travel or backup supply.
  • REMARKABLE PORTABILITY – Ultra-compact small tubular portable power bank (4.02*1.26*1.26 inch), slides easily in your palm, pocket, purse and bag, Unrivaled portability portable charger for iPhone, Android, Samsung etc.
  • FAST CHARGING AND RECHARGING – With smart IC, it delivers the fastest quick charging for devices (up to 5V/2.4A). With 5V/2A cell phone wall charger (not included), this portable phone charger can be fully recharged within 3 hours.
  • LUXTUDE ADVANTAGE – Luxtude group is one of the earliest portable charger power bank manufacturers in the world with 10 million+ global users since 2003. Rich experience brings confidence of quality and safety

 

This pulls double duty as a compact power bank for charging your devices on the go AND a flash light.

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

6/5 12 PM Central: These are selling for just $15.99. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info and availability.

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Related: All About Night Lights for Your Next Cruise!

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

All About Night Lights for Your Next Cruise!

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Deal! TSA Approved Leak Proof 3 Oz Bottles by United Scientific, 6 Count – $9.99, $1.67 each

United Scientific™ BNM090-PK6 Leakproof 3oz (90mL) Travel Bottle | HDPE bottle with lined Polypropylene lid | TSA Approved | Pack of 6 Bottles

United Scientific™ BNM090-PK6 Leakproof 3oz (90mL) Travel Bottle | HDPE bottle with lined Polypropylene lid | TSA Approved | Pack of 6 Bottles

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  • Leakproof Travel bottle that meets TSA 3-1-1 guidelines
  • Easy To Refill, Clean And Store. Clean these durable toiletry containers conveniently by soaking them in warm soapy water or or by using the dishwasher (top rack only).
  • Perfect for both domestic and international travel. Can also be used in any laboratory, classroom, or enviornmental laboratory.
  • Unit count: 6.0

 

I’m a big fan of these style bottles for toiletries and such.

6/5 10 AM Central: These are selling for $9.99. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info and availability.

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For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

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Deal! TSA Approved Travel Bottle Set – on sale for $12.98

Depoza 16 Pack Travel Bottles Set - TSA Approved Leak Proof Silicone Squeezable Containers for Toiletries, Conditioner, Shampoo, Lotion & Body Wash Accessories (16 pcs/White Pack)

Depoza 16 Pack Travel Bottles Set – TSA Approved Leak Proof Silicone Squeezable Containers for Toiletries, Conditioner, Shampoo, Lotion & Body Wash Accessories (16 pcs/White Pack)

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  • Useful Travel Accessories – This is a practical travel container set inside a zipper box, which includes 4 travel bottles, 4 travel jars, 2 spray bottle, 2 spoons, 1 funnel, 1 cleaning brush, and 1 label, as well as 1 transparent makeup bag. The diverse containers allow you to bring different beauty products and cosmetics according to your needs.
  • Leak-proof travel bottle – The leak-proof design prevents liquid from leaking or spilling, providing protection for your luggage and clothes. The ball-shaped design ensures that no liquid gets trapped in the corners of the bottle, and helps you use up the last drop of your personal care products without wasting any. We offer leak-proof travel bottles for you.
  • Wide mouth design for easy filling and cleaning – Unlike most travel bottles, this bottle’s wide mouth design makes it easier to pour thicker liquids and allows for easy cleaning with a brush on the inside of the bottle.
  • No-drip valve – The bottle cap features a no-drip valve that prevents leaks and makes sure you always dispense just the right amount
  • Lightweight and Portable – All travel accessories are packed in a handy bag, fits in any small space, easy to take on the go and save your toiletry space. Perfect for travel, vacation, plane trip and camp

 

6/5 8 AM Central: These are on sale for just $12.98. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info and availability.

Depoza 16 Pack Travel Bottles Set – TSA Approved Leak Proof Silicone Squeezable Containers for Toiletries, Conditioner, Shampoo, Lotion & Body Wash Accessories – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

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DEAL! Save an Outlet on Your Next Cruise… 2 x Rechargeable Night Lights – $14.44, $7.22 each

From my Hands on Review of these great night lights

AUVON Rechargeable Battery Night Light, Mini Motion Sensor Night Light, Warm White LED Stick-On Closet Light with Dusk to Dawn Sensor, Adjustable Brightness for Wall, Stairs, Hallway, Cabinet (2 Pack)

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Living Smart with Mini Motion Sensor Night Lights. Many AUVON customers use them as a visual aid for stairs and other potential obstacles or hazards. These mini led nightlights are also chosen for young children who are afraid of nightmare and darkness, as well as nursing mothers making late-night visits to their infant’s room
  • 2nd Gen Rechargeable Night Light. No worries about buying and changing non-recyclable AAA batteries frequently. A two-hour charge for this rechargeable battery night light can last up to 180 days when choosing Auto+Medium Mode. It’s with a magnetic strip for mounting in addition to double-sided 3M adhesive pads for places with limited electricity access. As it can stand on any flat surfaces, you could place it wherever you love for lighting the way.
  • Passive Infrared Technology. It uses an expensive passive infrared motion sensor to detect movement within 3-5 meters for automatic turn-on, and will automatically turn off after 20 seconds of no movement.
  • 5 Useful Modes. 2 Brightness Modes and 3 Lighting Modes are included for a battery night light. You can choose the desired brightness from the high or medium by simply pressing a button on the top of it while choosing lighting modes from AUTO, ON or OFF for different occasions and provide you the best using experience.
  • What You Receive: 2* AUVON Night Lights, 1* USB Cable,1* User Manual, up to 24 Month Warranty and Lifetime Technicalm Support.

 

Rechargeable, motion sensing. Because they’re rechargeable you won’t be taking up a precious outlet in your cruise cabin. This also allows you to put a night light in one of the darkest places in your cabin (on many ships) that a lot of times doesn’t even have an outlet… that bathroom. See: All About Night Lights for Your Next Cruise also Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet

6/4 8 AM Central: These are on sale for just $14.44. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info and availability.

AUVON Rechargeable Battery Night Light, Mini Motion Sensor Night Light, Warm White LED Stick-On Closet Light with Dusk to Dawn Sensor, Adjustable Brightness for Wall, Stairs, Hallway, Cabinet (2 Pack) – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

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Related: All About Night Lights from Your Next Cruise

All About Night Lights for Your Next Cruise!

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

AUVON Rechargeable Battery Night Light, Mini Motion Sensor Night Light, Warm White LED Stick-On Closet Light with Dusk to Dawn Sensor, Adjustable Brightness for Wall, Stairs, Hallway, Cabinet (2 Pack)

Deal! Use the 220 Outlet on Your Next Cruise… Type C Travel Plug – 2 x Outlets + 3 x USB Ports – $8.49 on LIGHTNING DEALS

European Travel Plug Adapter, US to Europe Plug Adapter, International Itly Travel Plug Adapter with 2 Outlets 3 USB Ports(2 USB C), Type C Power Adapter to Italy Spain France Portugal Iceland Germany

European Travel Plug Adapter, US to Europe Plug Adapter, International Itly Travel Plug Adapter with 2 Outlets 3 USB Ports(2 USB C), Type C Power Adapter to Italy Spain France Portugal Iceland Germany

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  • 【5 in 1 European Travel Plug Adapter USB C】- The adapters for europe provides 2 standard Amercian outlets, Max Capacity Up to 2500 Watt (max 250 Volt, 10 A); 3 USB Ports can charge up to 3.1A, allowing you charge 5 devices simultaneously. ideal for cell phone, tablet, power bank and other electrical chargers, ideal for Cell Phone, Laptops, Camera, Power Bank ect
  • 【US to Europe Plug Adapter】- This European power adapter compatible with most European areas such as Italy, Spain, France, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Turkey, Iceland, Israel. More country list can be checked in description. ( NOTE: NOT WORK in UK/Ireland/Scotland)
  • 【2 x Travel Adapter USB C】- Added extra 2 USB C ports for your devices, the USB C port can charge up to 5V/3A. USB-A ports can charge up to 5V/2.4A Max, all USB Ports Output is 5V/3.1A, 15.5W max which is 30% faster than other travel adapter. With smart charging technology, it can auto-detects your devices and can reach faster charging efficiency, perfectly fit for your iphone, ipad etc
  • 【European Travel/Cruise Essentials-Lightweight & Compact】- This International plug adapter is mini size: 2.2*1.1*1.5 in, 2.4 oz, it’s easy to carry and use. Indicator can let you know the power of this European travel plug adapter is on/off. No need to carry extra adapter and for your traveling, can save your suitcase space. The travel power adapter with NO surge protection, it’s absolutely a must have Travel and Cruise Ship accessories.
  • 【Note】- This is not a voltage converter, this type c plug adapter is only compatible for 100V to 250V wide voltage device, especially your hair dryer, straightener, electric toothbrush or razor need to support 100V to 250V dual voltage, otherwise you may need a power voltage converter.

 

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “cruise” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

This will allow you to make use of a European Type C outlet on your next cruise! Note that this is not a voltage converter. Many electronics are designed to operate in the 220 volt range. For lots more about this see: Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

Check out my in depth hands on review of this adapter!

6/3 11 AM Central: These are on sale for $8.99. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info and availability.

European Travel Plug Adapter, US to Europe Plug Adapter, International Itly Travel Plug Adapter with 2 Outlets 3 USB Ports(2 USB C), Type C Power Adapter to Italy Spain France Portugal Iceland Germany – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

Related… Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

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DEAL! TP-Link AC750 Travel Router – now… on sale for $25.99!

TP-Link AC750 Wireless Portable Nano Travel Router(TL-WR902AC) - Support Multiple Modes, WiFi Router/Hotspot/Bridge/Range Extender/Access Point/Client Modes, Dual Band WiFi, 1 USB 2.0 Port

TP-Link AC750 Wireless Portable Nano Travel Router(TL-WR902AC) – Support Multiple Modes, WiFi Router/Hotspot/Bridge/Range Extender/Access Point/Client Modes, Dual Band WiFi, 1 USB 2.0 Port

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  • Travel Sized Design: Conveniently small and light to pack and take on the road, creating Wi Fi network via Ethernet.Processor : Single-Core CPU.
  • Dual Band AC750 Wi Fi: Strong, fast connection for HD streaming on all your devices
  • One Switch for Multiple Modes: Perfect for Wi Fi at Home, your hotel room or on the road
  • Flexible Power: Micro USB port to an adapter, portable charger or laptop
  • Industry leading 2 year warranty and unlimited 24/7 technical support

 

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “cruise” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

6/3 10 AM Central: These are on sale for $25.99. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info and availability.

TP-Link AC750 Wireless Portable Nano Travel Router(TL-WR902AC) – Support Multiple Modes, WiFi Router/Hotspot/Bridge/Range Extender/Access Point/Client Modes, Dual Band WiFi, 1 USB 2.0 Port – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also Consider: GL.iNet GL-MT300N-V2(Mango) Portable Mini Travel Wireless Pocket VPN WiFi Router – Access Point/Extender/WDS | OpenWrt | 2 x Ethernet Ports | OpenVPN/Wireguard VPN | USB 2.0 | 128MB RAM – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

More About Travel Routers:

Travel routers are generally small devices that allow you to create a small Wi-Fi network.

The problem with traditional Wi-Fi routers is that they don’t know how to handle “captive networks”. Captive networks are networks that require you to log in before you can access the internet. Many publicly available WiFi networks are considered captive networks. That includes most hotels and cruise ships.

Travel routers are (or at least should be) designed to handle captive networks. You basically log in to the router through a web browser and then log into the captive network using the router’s settings.

Related: Hands on Review: GL.iNet GL-MT3000 Beryl AX Travel Router!

Setting Up Your Own Wireless WiFi Hotspot on Your Next Cruise!

Setting Up Your Own Wireless WiFi Hotspot on Your Next Cruise!

Related: Using Your Cell Phone Onboard with WiFi Calling!

wifi calling and cruise shipsMy iPhone with Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Royal Promenade int eh Background. See “VZW Wi-Fi”

Related: Use the 220 Outlet on Your Next Cruise

Will My Phone Work on a Cruise Ship?

All About Night Lights for Your Next Cruise!

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