We’ve all been there. You overpacked for a cruise and now your cabin feels like a utility closet. But here's the good news! With these space-saving hacks from the travel experts at AAA, you can make the most of every square inch, for a cruise-cabin experience that feels downright luxurious.
1: DRY ESSENTIALS QUICKLY AND CONVENIENTLY WITH THIS PORTABLE CLOTHESLINE
Many cruise lines offer onboard laundry services, but they can be expensive and time consuming. The Smooth Trip No-Pin Laundry Line transforms your tiny bath into a quick wash-and-go station for swimsuits and other everyday essentials.
Why It Works: With its multisurface suction grips and flexible 72" cord, this lightweight clothesline is durable, portable, and easily attaches to any bathroom surface. The best part? Dual twist-grip technology holds clothes securely as they dry—no clothespins required!
2: STORE YOUR STUFF VERTICALLY WITH THESE MAGNETIC HOOKS
Want to get the most out of your cruise-cabin space? Don’t forget about the walls! This set of four ultra-strong Cruise Cabin Magnetic Hooks easily hold purses, shopping bags, toiletry organizers, bathrobes, jackets, and other would-be clutter.
Why It Works: Featuring heavy-duty, neodymium rare earth magnets, these hooks attach easily to any metal surface and can support up to five pounds of weight. Plus, the rust-resistant nickel finish ensures you won’t leave behind any damage to walls and other surfaces.
3: KEEP DRESS CLOTHES CRISP WITH THIS CLOSET-SAVING GARMENT BAG
Cruises dinners and events call for dressing up, but you can’t waste precious closet space on outfits you only plan to wear once or twice. Instead, keep your dress clothes smartly organized with the Olympia Vector Garment Carrier.
Why It Works: Made from durable polyester and EVA foam padding, this garment bag is both protective and spacious. Use the adjustable/detachable straps and multiple organizer pockets to keep your dress outfits crisp without crowding the closet.
4: PROTECT YOUR LUGGAGE PRE-, MID-, AND POST-TRAVEL WITH THESE ID TAGS
Frequent cruisers know a lot can happen from the port of call to the stateroom. But thanks to these safe-ID Travelon Luggage Tags, keeping sight of your personal effects—and helping cruise personnel track them on your behalf—has never been easier.
Why It Works: Available in packs of two, these brightly colored tags make it easy to identify your luggage from a distance. Plus, their secure design keeps personal information safe from prying eyes as your bags move from place to place.
TIP 5: HAVE TOILETRY ITEMS WITHIN REACH WITHOUT SACRIFICING COUNTER SPACE
Tiny bathrooms are no match for the Deluxe Hanging Toiletry Organizer. With your essential toiletries neatly organized and stowed, you can keep counter space clear or use it for other bathroom essentials.
Why It Works: With its unique, angled opening and hanger hook, this small-but-mighty organizer keeps your various cosmetics and toiletries on display and out of the way. Built-in accessory pockets and two removable water-resistant pockets keep everything within reach.
TIP 6: STAY CONNECTED AND CRUISE COMPLIANT WITH THIS POWER STRIP
Since most cruise cabins don’t offer much in the way of connectivity, a power strip will be your best friend. But not all power adaptors are created equal. Cruise lines do not allow power strips with surge protectors, due to increased risk of fire. That’s why many cruise travelers never leave home without the Cruise Power Strip No Surge Protector.
Why it works: This five-outlet strip packs both prong and USB ports for non-surge protection without an extension cord. But more importantly, it adheres to the terms and conditions set forth by Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Norwegian, and other major cruise lines.