Cruise tip: Bring duct tape (it helps with everything!)Gloria Tebelman/Rd.com, Istock/MariuszBlach
Duct tape can have a variety of helpful uses once you’re onboard. Use it to fix your broken suitcase, take lint off of a formal dress, or keep drawers from rolling open when the ship hits rough waters. Here are some more things you should always pack so that you’re ready for anything.
Cruise tip: Book a lower deck room to avoid nauseaGloria Tebelman/Rd.com, Istock/MariuszBlach
Prevent seasickness by booking an inside room on the lower deck, preferably in the ship’s center (this is where it is most balanced). If you already feel nausea coming on, order a green apple and crackers from room service, as the fruit is said to be an extraordinary cure for seasickness. Other remedies for nausea include adding a bit of ginger to your meal or sitting on the deck and fixing your gaze on a point of the horizon. Here are some other techniques to keep yourself from getting sick on a cruise.