Pack the perfect travel toiletry bag for a cruise
1) Think big and then think bigger
You've heard of the phrase, go big or go home, well when it comes to cruising, this is the mindset you want to take with you. As a guide, the average cruise lasts 10 days and with plenty of trips, stop-offs and new destinations to visit, you will want to pack a full choice of beauty products. Plus, unless you're in a suite or premium cabin, you don't always get the same bathroom amenities you do in a hotel. Investing in a large wash bag big enough to accommodate all your travel essentials, including your favourite full size products will ensure you have everything you want and need with you, so you don't have to waste time hunting down those items you couldn't fit.
2) Make sure your wash bag is leak-proof
This may seem obvious but time and time again we hear about leaks and spillages causing havoc in suitcases. After all, having invested all that time thinking and packing your cruise wardrobe, who wants to spend the first two days of their dream cruise attempting to remove shampoo leaks out of clothes? Make this one less problem to worry about by choosing a travel wash bag that is leak-proof and will contain the mess if a lid comes loose.
When we asked the public, 74% of women said that spillages was their top concern when preparing for a trip.
3) Pack a carry-on (but don't risk a confiscation)
Whether you are joining your cruise in the UK or flying to your departure point, make sure you keep your travel essentials close to hand. It's good to know your airport regulations before you travel and to pre-pack and organise your hand luggage liquids in your wash bag the night before. This way you can breeze through security and avoid anything being confiscated. Make this even easier by using a re-usable TSA compliant airport pouch designed to comply with the airport rules - good for you and the environment.
Part of the pleasure of cruising is having baggage delivered to your cabins, but it's worth knowing that there can sometimes be a delay in the cases arriving, especially on large ships. Pack a 'carry on' bag with items that will allow you to kick off your cruise experience as soon as you board, as well as essential items such as medication.
Detachable airport security pouch - part of the Emma 3 in 1 Hanging Beauty Bag in Leopard Tan
On board your cruise must-haves
4) Transform the bathroom storage
Cabin bathrooms on cruise ships aren't the most spacious and storage can be very limited. Therefore, a travel essential for any length of cruise is a hanging wash bag where you can create a bathroom cabinet on the go.
Our 'Emma' hanging wash bag has a 'hang anywhere' hook, and unfolds to display a number of transparent pockets which allow you to store your beauty items for easy access whilst keeping larger bottles safely stored in a roomy case.
Getting onboard storage right can be the difference between feeling relaxed and chilled on a cruise to feeling cramped and cluttered. Bringing the correct hanging wash bag will ensure you not only can keep everyday items such as your toothbrushes safely stored but also allow you to prep and preen for dinner in a beautifully organised style.
When on day trips
5) Use versatile wash bags
Day trips onshore are part of the fun of cruising and its important to keep items such as your cruise card and other travel documents secure and to hand when you're on a trip. Pop everything in a clear travel pouch, that will easily fit in your bag so there is no risk of panic as you rummage around your bag at the last minute trying to find crucial documents.
Detach a section of the Amy 3 in 1 makeup wallet to keep travel documents to hand
You may even have an overnight stay onshore planned. If so, take a small wash bag with you to pack your overnight essentials with you. A great solution for this is to invest in a large beauty bag with detachable compartments which allows you to select the best size compartment for your night away.
Our Emma 3 in 1 hanging wash bag is the perfect, versatile wash bag for taking on a cruise. It features detachable compartments allowing you to prepare and pack perfectly for your trip. It has a 'hang anywhere hook' turning it into super effective bathroom storage and can be packed separately or together depending on your luggage requirements. See more here. Designed to help you #TravelWell
Do you have any more tips for packing your beauty products for a cruise? Let us know in the comments.