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Top 10 Ocean Voyage Essentials


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Power Strip
Plugging in this many things would be impossible if not for the power strip you thought to pack.
Plugging in this many things would be impossible if not for the power strip you thought to pack.
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This one may seem a bit unnecessary, but savvy cruisers will tell you that you'll be glad y­ou thought to pack a power strip in your carry-on bag. Most cruise ship cabins are short on electrical outlets. There may be one in the bedroom and one in the bath and you can't be guaranteed of its placement. A power strip will ensure you can easily power up or recharge your own alarm clock, a reading lamp, an iPod and speaker set or your cell phone. If you really want to go the extra mile, bring along a 10-foot (3-meter) extension cord to use with the power strip. This way you can tuck it under the bed and out of sight. Another thing a power strip and extension cord will allow is the luxury of operating your own small coffee maker. As any java addict will tell you, having a fresh cup of your favorite blend as soon as you wake up is worth the extra space it takes up in your luggage.