January 21, 2018
Me and 180 guests. 20 days.
So, what are some of the things I bring on a 20 day cruise?
Good Italian espresso, sweetened condensed milk for amazing coffee, and satchets to make a cup at a time, since we don’t have Keurig machines in our cabins. #CruiseFail
Great British lemon and Ginseng tea. Honey.
A compact essential oil diffuser for the cabin. Why live like an animal when your room can smell of lavender or peppermint?
Snacks, snacks, and snacks. 3 days after eating ship food, you are done. Bored. You have to get creative with what is on board. A cup of noodles is amazing on day 10.
Sunscreen 50+ for us Super Sensative Skin Queens.
External hard drives with all my movies on them, or series. Panama Canal cruise was a Game of Thrones Marathon (a HUGE thanks to Cassandra for the goods) and the Grand European Cruise was The Wire marathon.
Drugs and an excellent first aid kit. Not stoner drugs but good old Mexican Azithromycin, Amoxicillin and Cipro….JUST in case something goes sideways. A trip to the ship’s doctor can cost over $500 a pop. I’m a strong believer in self-medicating. Sinus meds, netipot and plenty of sterile salt for irritating. Sea sickness pills, kaeopectate, Pepto, anti inflammatories, rehydration pills, alcohol wipes, thermometer, advil-PM, muscle relaxers, and other goodies that I usually only take to third-world countries, like a suture kit… Probably not needed on a ship, but what the heck.
A tennis ball for my back and an electrode kit (size of a nano-pod) just in case that muscle seizes up again.
Clothes is just an afterthought. Bathing suit and sarong, because I detest pants!
Excellent conditioner because the ship’s water destroys long hair!
Refillable water bottle and individual packets of tea and workout clothes.
Oh, plenty of candy to bribe the ship’s Guest Services Manager when my guests are rude, and for my cabin steward, because they are the ones to get shit HANDLED for you!