We all know there are some crucial items to bring along on your cruise to help make the most of your trip. The obvious things include your swimsuit, sunglasses, and sunscreen. I had the benefit of some tips and tricks from frequent cruisers to help me pack a few extras that made my trip a smooth sail. Here's a list of some quirky items to stow in your bags: - Magnets with a clip: the walls in the cabins are typically metal so you can clip small items to the walls. This can help you keep your papers visible, or your jewelry from tangling. - Line of string: often the cabins are snug spaces. If you want a chance to hang your swimsuit to dry, or any other items, pack some string to have a make-shift clothing line. - Reusable water bottle: not only does this promote some eco-friendly behaviour, you'll also find it more convenient to get a large amount of water at once. We found the bars/restaurants only served smalls cups of water at a time - not very thirst quenching. - Lanyard with card holder: although we forgot ours on our most recent trip, we did see many other guests use a lanyard around their neck to hold their room key. These keys doubled as our payment for extras, our food and beverage card, and our temporary "passport" on and off the ship at the different ports. This is a helpful way to keep it close yet handsfree. What are some other strange items you've brought with you that you'll always bring on your cruise?