9 Essential Items “This Is Your Captain Speaking” Gavin McLeod from The Love Boat Would Surely Recommend For Your Next Cruise!

Ahoy, future cruisers! Are you ready to set sail on the adventure of a lifetime?

A cruise is an incredible experience that you'll remember forever. Whether you're a first-time cruiser or a seasoned sailor, packing the right essentials is essential to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip.

So, let's take a look at the top nine items that Gavin MacLeod, aka Captain Stubing, would suggest taking with you on your cruise!




1. First and foremost, don't forget your passport and other necessary travel documents! You don't want to be stuck onshore while your ship sails away. So, pack them in a safe and easily accessible place, like this waterproof waist bag that fits snuggly around your waist, so everything is hands-free. Place small souvenirs in your waterproof bag for safe keeping during shore excursions. Captain Stubing would highly recommend this handy waterproof waist bag so that you'll be ready to embark on your voyage.


2. What about footwear? With all the walking around the ship and onshore excursions, you'll want to make sure you pack comfortable shoes that won't hurt your feet. Trust what Captain Stubing would recommend; your feet will thank you too!


3. And sun protection? As we all know, the sun can be quite intense on the deck of a cruise ship and during onshore excursions. And while sunscreen is an absolute must, a classic wide-brimmed straw beach hat can offer additional protection for your face, neck, and shoulders.

But let's not forget about style! A wide-brimmed beach hat is a classic and timeless accessory that can elevate any beach or pool outfit. Whether you're wearing a cute sundress or a simple swimsuit, a straw hat adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to your look. Plus, it's perfect for those days when you don't feel like doing your hair - simply pop on the hat, and you're good to go!

With a wide variety of colors and designs to choose from, Gavin Macleod and his crew would say, choose one that fits your personality and style. From classic beige to bold colors, there's a straw hat out there for everyone. It's lightweight and easy to pack, making it the perfect accessory for travel. Plus, it's durable and can withstand the wear and tear of beach days. Keep cool and comfortable all cruise long! Get your stylish beach hat today and enjoy all the benefits it has to offer!


4. Now, let's talk about the cruise lanyard! When you're onboard a cruise ship, you'll be carrying around a lot of important documents and cards - your onboard ID card, room key, credit card, and more. It can be a hassle to constantly dig through your pockets or bag to find these items, and worse still, what if you lose your credit card or room key, especially when you're trying to enjoy all the fun activities onboard and on your excursion. That's where a cruise lanyard comes in handy. You can keep all your important cards and documents easily accessible around your neck, so you can focus on having fun and making memories.

A cruise lanyard isn't just practical - it's also stylish and light weight! There are a variety of designs that have an extendable/retractable steel cable, and styles to choose from. Plus, they come in a variety of fun colors, so you can find one that fits your style and personality. Take a look!


5. And while you're at it, don't forget your swimsuit! But how do you carry all your shore excursion items? Now, here's why Gavin MacLeod would love to see a burlap beach bag on this list! A natural burlap beach bag is not only a stylish accessory, but it's also incredibly practical for your cruise. You can use it to carry your beach essentials, such as your sunscreen, towel, and snacks, to and from the pool or beach. Plus, the durable burlap material is perfect for withstanding the wear and tear of your trip. This meticulously crafted lined beach bag, with leather reinforced handles, makes a statement piece wherever you go. Enjoy the sunshine and the warmth knowing everything you need is in one place! Come sea!


6. Another critical item to pack is your medications. Make sure to bring any necessary medications and prescription drugs, along with a copy of your prescription. This way, you can enjoy your trip without worrying about your health.


7. To capture all the memories of your trip, don't forget to bring a camera or smartphone with a good camera. You'll want to take photos of all the incredible destinations and activities you'll experience, so make sure to have a reliable way to snap some shots!


8. Bringing some cash for onshore purchases and a credit card for onboard expenses is a must. You don't want to miss out on any fun activities or souvenirs because you don't have the right payment method. That cash will come in handy when you want to tip your steward. Place your cash in a stylish thank you card, large enough to have unfolded bills, yet small enough to be handheld to hand over to your steward or prop up in the stateroom counter waiting for your steward to enter. Just the perfect thank you gift!


9. Even in tropical destinations, it can get chilly on the deck of a cruise ship, so bring a light jacket or sweater to stay warm and comfortable. And last but not least, Captain Stubing would highly recommend a sustainable and practical way to stay hydrated on your next cruise. Look no further than a reusable stainless steel water bottle- a must-have accessory for any eco-conscious cruise lover.

First and foremost, let's talk about sustainability. Single-use plastic water bottles are a major contributor to plastic pollution in our oceans, and as cruise enthusiasts, we have a responsibility to protect our beloved ocean environment. By bringing a reusable stainless steel water bottle on your cruise, you're taking a small but important step towards reducing your plastic footprint and protecting the environment.

But a reusable water bottle isn't just sustainable - it's also practical! Staying hydrated is important on a cruise, and having a reusable water bottle means you can easily refill it at water stations throughout the ship. You won't have to worry about constantly buying single-use plastic water bottles or searching for a water fountain. Plus, a stainless-steel water bottle can keep your drinks cold for hours, so you can enjoy a refreshing sip of water even on the hottest days.

And let's not forget about style! There are a variety of colors to choose from, so you can find a reusable stainless steel water bottle that fits your personality and style. From bold colors to neutral colors, there’s one for everyone!

But a reusable water bottle isn't just handy onboard the ship - it can also be useful during onshore excursions. You can fill up your bottle with water before leaving the ship, and not have to worry about finding a place to buy drinks or wasting money on single-use plastic bottles.

A reusable stainless steel water bottle is a must-have accessory for any eco-conscious cruise enthusiast, and one that Gavin MacLeod would surely endorse. It's sustainable, practical, stylish, and can make your cruise experience even more enjoyable. So why not treat yourself to a reusable water bottle today and enjoy all the benefits it has to offer? With a reusable water bottle, you can stay hydrated while reducing your plastic footprint and protecting our oceans - all while enjoying your amazing cruise experience!



So, there you have it, folks - the top nine essential items Captain Stubing would surely recommend to pack for your next cruise, including the practical and stylish cruise lanyard! As a true Gavin MacLeod follower, you won't want to miss out on these must-have items. With these items on hand, you'll be ready to embark on a fantastic journey at sea!