3 Gadgets Every Cruise Traveler Should Have

Portable Battery Charger

MyCharge portable battery charger.

There’s no worse feeling than seeing your phone’s battery hit “low”. This admittedly first world tragedy is made even worse when you’re in the middle of a nine hour excursion. Thankfully, with the help of a portable charger, you can give your phone a little extra boost of charge to tide you over until your next true charge. These portable devices vary in size and power, with everything from a slim pocket version that can give you a jolt of charge or a bulkier version that can deliver a full charge. Either way, these handy devices can be a lifesaver while away from the electric comfort of your stateroom wall sockets.

Mike uses: MyCharge Razor Max $59.99

credit card holderCredit Card Holder For Cell Phone

While you may not need a credit card during your cruise, these adhesive pockets are the perfect “home” for your stateroom key and other onboard identification. These new age wallets come in a variety of designs and easily attach to your phone with a non-damaging adhesive strip. For a generation of cruisers who are always holding their phones, these wallets negate the need to fish through your pocket for your stateroom key.

Mike recommends: CardNinja Ultra-slim Self Adhesive Credit Card Wallet for Smartphones $6.95

portable intlInternational Power Adapter

While almost every cruise ship features outlets for the most popular plug types, why would you let valuable real estate sit unclaimed? An international converter can be used to turn a UK outlet into a usable source of energy for your US outlet devices. Some of these converters even feature one or two USB outlets, easily allowing you to charge up to two or three devices from an outlet that would otherwise be useless.

Mike uses: FosPower FUSE WorldWide Universal AC International Adapter $14.95


Note: Mike’s recommendations are based solely on personal use of the exact or similar product. No compensation was provided by any source for a positive review or recommendation.




Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.