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10 Must Have Items For Your MSC Seascape Cruise

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Taking a cruise is one of our favorite things to do! Over the years we’ve compiled a list of must have items to make your cruise more enjoyable. If you are looking to fight sea sickness or just have better connectivity, these suggestions will help!

The Most Requested Item

By far the most requested item we get is the charger we use in our videos. We have been using this one for the last year and love it! If you are going on a cruise, don’t go without this charger!

Power Plug Adapter – 4 USB Ports Wall Charger – Fast Charging Adapter for 150 Countries – Multi Port Electric Plug – Type C Type A Type G Type I f for UK Japan China EU European by SublimeWare
  • [THE PERFECT WORLDWIDE TRAVEL ADAPTOR] – Use this 4 port usb charger to 150+ countries, fits with US UK EU CHINA outlets. This all in one travel adapter comes in one piece, and where many USB Travel Adapter comes in many pieces.

Last update on 2023-02-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

This box will charge 4 regular USB devices at once. It will plug into the single outlet and let you charge one item from a regular plug and 4 USB Items at once. Problems solved! They come in packs of 1 or 2, you really only need 1.

Sleeping On The Cruise

Bose Sleep Buds II

Allie doesn’t like hearing sound through the night while she is sleeping so she wears these Sleep Buds all night. They are noise canceling headphones that eliminate most of the noise. Since she started wearing these at night, her sleep has improved dramatically. If you purchase these, get the version II, they are way better than the version I.

Bose Sleepbuds II – Sleep Technology Clinically Proven to Help You Fall Asleep Faster, Sleep Better with Relaxing and Soothing Sleep Sounds
  • Sleepbuds, not headphones: Designed for sleep, Sleepbuds may look like tiny headphones, but they don’t stream music or podcasts, instead they deliver relaxing and noise-masking sounds to help you fall asleep and stay asleep all night.Note : If the size of the earbud tips does not match the size of your ear canals or the headset is not worn properly in your ears, you may not obtain the correct sound qualities or call performance. Change the earbud tips to ones that fit more snugly in your ears

Last update on 2023-02-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Neck Pillow

We both use a neck pillow on a cruise. They are useful during the day for a nap or at night to sleep. One like this snaps easily to the upper loop on our backpack, so we conserve space by carrying it that way.

SaleBestseller No. 1
napfun Neck Pillow for Traveling, Upgraded Travel Neck Pillow for Airplane 100% Pure Memory Foam Travel Pillow for Flight Headrest Sleep, Portable Plane Accessories, Light Grey
  • PERFECT CHIN SUPPORT TRAVEL NECK PILLOW – This airplane pillow can better wrap your neck and free your chin, prevents the head from falling forward, relieves neck pain during travel.
Bestseller No. 2
World’s Best Feather Soft Microfiber Neck Pillow, Charcoal
  • GREEN IS GOOD – At Wolf Manufacturing, we strive to preserve our planet for the next generation of travelers. By using recycled fibers for our neck pillow filling and minimal packaging that’s made from 100% recycled paper, we can help play our part in protecting the environment.

Last update on 2023-01-07 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Life On The Ship

INUI Portable Charger

Ok, so you bring a lot of electronics with you on the ship. We do too! We also carry a larger charger that will charge two USB devices at once. Great for a tablet, phone or computer. This one doesn’t need an outlet to charger your devices so it really helps out when your battery is running low.

INIU Portable Charger, 22.5W 20000mAh USB C in & Out Power Bank Fast Charging, PD 3.0+QC 4.0 LED Display Phone Battery Pack Compatible with iPhone 14 13 12 Pro Samsung S21 Google LG iPad Tablet, etc.
  • ✅【From INIU–the SAFE Fast Charge Pro】Experience the safest charging with over 38 million global users. At INIU, we use only the highest-grade materials, so we do have the confidence to provide an industry-leading 3 years warranty.

Last update on 2023-02-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Billabong Flip Flop

We bought these for Rob to use on the cruise. They are perfect. Easy to slip on at night when he crawls out of the bed to got to the bathroom, but also stylish enough to wear during the day.

Billabong Men’s Offshore Impact Sandal Flip-Flop
  • Vegan nubuck upper strap with sbr padding
  • Boat friendly non scuff outsole

Last update on 2023-02-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Ginger Chews

If you think you might have a problem with sea sickness on the ship, these could help. Allie uses them and says they do help to settle her stomach if she is experiencing any type of motion sickness.

Prince of Peace Original Ginger Chews, 4 oz. – Candied Ginger – Candy Pack – Ginger Chews Candy – Natural Candy – Ginger Candy for Nausea – 2 Pack
  • SWEET & SPICY. Prince of Peace Original Ginger Chews are an easy and tasty way for you to enjoy ginger on the go.

Last update on 2023-02-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Hanging Toiletries Bag

There isn’t much counter space on a cruise ship. For that reason we suggest a hanging toiletries bag. There is usually a hook to hang it up on the back of the door or the wall.

Bestseller No. 1
Toiletry Bag for Women Makeup Bag Travel Cosmetic Bag, Black Travel Toiletry Bag Women Make Up Bag Hanging Toiletry Bag Travel Makeup Organizer Travel Size Toiletries Bag Toiletry Bags Traveling Women
  • ✈️ YOUR TRUSTED TRAVEL BAG BESTIE: A 5-star holiday needs a 5-star glam squad. Crafted with modern design, premium zippers, durable stitching and 4 spacious compartments travel bag for toiletries, you can stay organized on the go no matter where you go
Bestseller No. 2
Elviros Hanging Travel Toiletry Bag for Men, 3 In 1 Large Makeup Bag Organizer for Women, Water-resistant PU Leather Dopp Kit Shaving Bag for Bathroom Toiletries, Cosmetics (Brown)
  • 3 IN 1 MULTIFUNCTIONAL DETACHABLE DESIGN: This bag can be used as a hanging toiletry bag, a cosmetic bag, or a travel bag through 3 different combinations. ①The whole bag can be easily used with a large-capacity travel bag for toiletries. ②The top and bottom parts are removable by zippers to combine into a new makeup bag. ③The middle of the clear toiletry bag with a metal hanging hook can also be used independently.
Bestseller No. 3
printe Toiletry Bag for Men, Hanging Travel Toiletry Bag, Waterproof Tactical Molle Dopp Kit for Men, Shaving Bag for Bathroom Toiletries Accessories Organizer
  • 【Hanging Toiletry Bag with 10 Pockets】Including a large dry and wet compartments, the large main compartment also features a 360° rotatable hook, 2 zippered pockets, 3 elastic pocket and another compartment to keep bottles upright and organized.

Last update on 2023-01-07 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Water Bottle

Sometimes you just want your own bottle.

Bestseller No. 1
koodee Insulated Water Bottle, 9 oz Stainless Steel Double Wall Vacuum Flask Cola Shape Leak Proof Sports Water Bottle (Purple)
  • 【Safety Certification】Our kids water bottle have been certified by a third-party organization, free of BPA, lead, PAES. Children drink water every day, a healthy water bottle is very important to them. This high-quality stainless steel water bottle is definitely the best growth gift for children!
Bestseller No. 2
LFRNZS ,Kids Water Bottle , Insulated Water Bottle , Stainless Steel Water Bottle ,Water Bottle for School,Sports Water Bottle, Small Water Bottles, 12 OZ White
  • [BPAFREE]: LFRNZS always adheres to the idea of safety and environmental protection, our insulated water bottle is made of premium high grade 304 stainless steel , which is fully resistant to oxidation and corrosion, BPA free, without any metal odor, giving you and your family a healthier and safer way to drink water.

Last update on 2023-01-07 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Electronics on the Ship

We carry an extensive amount of Cameras and accessories on the ship. If you’d like to see all of our photo and video equipment, and how we use it, see our Amtrak photography post.

GoPro Hero 11 Black

The best way to capture video on the ship is with a GoPro. The newest version out as of this writing is the Hero 11 Black. We each have one while we are on the ship.

GoPro HERO11 Black – Waterproof Action Camera with 5.3K60 Ultra HD Video, 27MP Photos, 1/1.9″ Image Sensor, Live Streaming, Webcam, Stabilization
  • Revolutionary New Image Sensor: expansive field of view ever on a HERO camera out of the box. This gives you an extra-large canvas for your creativity by capturing more of the sky and horizon in every shot. Zoom in, crop your shots, change digital lenses, adjust aspect ratios and more while keeping the rich textures and sharpness of your footage.

Last update on 2023-02-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Amazon Kindle Oasis

Allie loves to read on the ship as she enjoys the passing scenery. She’s tried most of the Kindle’s and this one is her favorite. It is easy to hold and easy on the eyes.

Kindle Oasis – With 7” display and page turn buttons
  • Our best 7″, 300 ppi flush-front Paperwhite display.
  • Adjustable warm light to shift screen shade from white to amber.
  • Waterproof (IPX8) so you can read in the bath or by the pool. Your Kindle has been tested to withstand accidental immersion in water.

Last update on 2023-02-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


Rob has a Samsung tablet and Allie carries an iPad with her on the ship. It is good to download a few movies because the internet can get real spotty once you leave port. Samsung tablets will connect easily to the Samsung TV’s on the MSC Seascape for easy streaming.

SaleBestseller No. 1
SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 10.4″ 128GB Android Tablet w/ Long Lasting Battery, S Pen Included, Slim Metal Design, AKG Dual Speakers, US Version, Angora Blue
  • S Pen Included: The S Pen Attaches Magnetically And Is Always Ready To Go, Making It Easier Than Ever To Write Notes And Personalize Photos And Videos
Bestseller No. 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1in 16gb WiFi Black (Renewed)
  • Android 4.4 Kit Kat OS, 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor

Last update on 2023-01-08 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Apple 2022 iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) – Purple (5th Generation)
  • 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone, P3 wide color, and an antireflective coating

Last update on 2023-02-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Robert Marmion
Rob is married to Allie and together they have been traveling the world for the past 2 years. Rob is one of the most published photographers in the world, having published over 750,000 images in the last 15 years. He enjoys doing landscape and astrophotography while on the road.