30 New Amazon Must-Haves I Wish I Bought Sooner

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Looking for new Amazon items to bring on a cruise? I found some amazing new cruise essentials, fashion finds & travel gadgets that I am loving right now! In fact, I wish I found these Amazon cruise essentials sooner!

From cruise dresses to genius cruise items, here’s an Amazon haul of new Amazon finds for cruisers! Whether you’re a first time cruiser or seasoner cruiser, you’ll love these genius cruise items.

These are some of my favorite new Amazon find that I brought on a recent cruise. These trending items are perfect for Caribbean cruises, summer vacations or for everyday.

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Amazon Cruise Travel Items I’m Packing Now

1. Crochet Bag

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Crochet pool & beach bag

This versatile and fashionable crochet bag perfect for poolside, beach, or casual outings. It’s ideal for carrying essentials like sunscreen and sunnies. However, it can equally be worn as casual a summer handbag or tote.

hatisan Crochet Bags for Women Summer Beach Tote Bag Aesthetic Tote Bag Hippie Bag Knit Bag (A-Khaki)

Recommended: Crochet Bag (check price & 4.5* Amazon reviews here)

2. White Swimsuit Cover Up

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White cover up with 3/4 length sleeves

This white swimsuit cover up provides coverage and style, great for transitioning from pool to buffet. It can be worn as a beach dress on port days as well.

BMJL Women's Swimsuit Coverup Swim Beach Cover up Swimwear Lace Bathing Suit Cover ups Dresses(S,White)

Recommended: Swimsuit cover up beach dress (see other colors available-the pink is gorgeous!)

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Lace white cover up & men’s tropical shirt

This lace style cover up is another favorite swimsuit cover up, which I have in white and black.

Eomenie Women's Contrast Lace Bathing Suit Cover Up V-Neck Swimsuit Coverups Loose Swimwear Beach Dress Beachwear White

Recommended: Lace swimsuit cover up

3. Body Glide Anti-Chafe Balm

This travel essential isn’t talked about much – but if you know, you know. For men and women, Body Glide anti-chafe balm is great for preventing chafing and irritation, especially useful during active days on and off the ship.

Body Glide For Her Anti Chafe Balm | Chafing stick with added emollients | Great for dry, sensitive skin and/or sensitive areas | Use on chest, bra, butt, groin, arm, and thigh chafing | 1.5oz

Recommended: Body Glide anti-chafe for her & Body Glide for men (original)

4. Waterproof Waist Pouch

This waterproof waist pouch is perfect for keeping valuables safe and dry during water activities like snorkeling or lazy river adventures.

I’ve had this cruise essential for over a year and haven’t used it as often as I should. After my recent Caribbean cruise, this will always be on packing list!

AiRunTech Waterproof Pouch with Waist Strap (2 Pack) | Accessories Best Way to Keep Your Phone and Valuables Safe and Dry | Perfect for Boating Swimming Snorkeling Kayaking Beach Poo(Gray+Black)

Recommended: Waterproof waist pouches (check price & over 13000 4.5* Amazon reviews)

Related: How to Keep Your Belongings Safe on a Cruise Vacation

5. Waterproof Phone Case

A waterproof phone case protects your phone from water damage, a must-have for beach days and water excursions. I bring this on every cruise vacation for my cruise card, ID & small bills on port days.

Hiearcool Waterproof Phone Pouch, Waterproof Phone Case for iPhone 15 14 13 12 Pro Max, IPX8 Cellphone Dry Bag Beach Cruise Ship Essentials 2Pack-8.3'

Recommended: Waterproof phone case (this brand has almost 100,000 reviews)

Related: How to Carry Your Cruise Card (cruise lanyards & alternatives)

6. Small Leather Jewelry Organizer

Keep your jewelry organized and secure while traveling, with compartments for necklaces, rings, and bracelets. I love this small jewelry box – it makes a great gift for cruisers, Mother’s Day etc.

LETURE PU Leather Small Jewelry Box, Travel Portable Jewelry Case for Ring, Pendant, Earring, Necklace, Bracelet Organizer Storage Holder Boxes (Blue Velet)

Recommended: Small jewelry case (check price & different colors on Amazon here)

7. Towel Bands

Towel bands are a lightweight and space-saving alternative to towel clips, perfect for securing towels on your lido deck chairs.

Towel Bands (4 Pack) - The Better Towel Chair Clips Option for Beach, Pool & Cruise Chairs

Recommended: Towel bands (available in different color combinations & highly rated)

8. Clear TSA Toiletry Organizer Bags

I’ve tried a couple different clear TSA bags (for the 3-1-1 liquids rule) and these are the best! These clear toiletry pouches are the perfect size and shape for keeping liquids organized during flights and for general packing organization.

MODENGKONGJIAN TSA Approved Toiletry Bag, 3 Pcs Clear Toiletries Bags Quart Size Travel Makeup Cosmetic Bag for Women Men, Carry on Airport Airline Compliant Bag (Black)

Recommended: Clear toiletry organizer bags

9. Pill Box Organizer

I’ve gifted this pill organizer box to many, as it is the perfect size to use when traveling and to keep in your everyday handbag. The travel pill organizer has compartments and small magnets to close easily.

FYY Daily Pill Organizer, 7 Compartments Portable Travel Pill Case, [Folding Design] for Purse Pocket to Hold Vitamins,Cod Liver Oil,Supplements and Medication-Blue

Recommended: Pill box organizer (I purchased the small size)

10. Weekender Bag with Shoe Compartment

This popular weekender carry-on bag is a fan favorite! With a bottom zippered pouch for shoes or extra clothes, and a laptop sleeve, it’s perfect for air travel or cruises. I bought the 17″ size and it fit easily under the airplane seat.

MINKARS Weekender Bag with Shoe Compartment Travel Tote Overnight Bag, Personal Item Bag for Airlines 17 Inch, Beige

Recommended: Weekender Carry-on Bag (available in 17″ & 20″)

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11. Nautical Stripe Embarkation Bag

This stylish nautical stripe carry on bag is one of my all-time favorites as an embarkation day bag. In fact, it’s so well reviewed that it has over 5000 5* Amazon reviews!

BAOSHA HB-28 Ladies Women Canvas Travel Weekender Bag Overnight Carry-on Duffel Tote Bag (Blue) 16 x 12 x 8 inch

Recommended: Nautical stripe carry on bag

12. Large Beach and Pool Bag

A great cruise and beach essentials, this large blue stripe beach bag is well loved for good reason! Large enough for 3-4 pool towels, water bottles, sunscreen & more, this zippered beach bag is also water repellant.

SHYLERO Beach Bag and Pool Bag. Has Airtight Pouch, Key Holder. Beach Tote is Zippered, Waterproof (IP64) - L22xH15xW6

Recommended: Large beach and pool bag

13. Silicone Hot Tool Mat

Great for travel, this silicone mat and travel pouch provides a safe and heat-resistant surface for hot hair styling tools, a practical addition to your travel kit (and for home use).

1Pack Silicone Heat Resistant Mat Pouch for Hair Straightener, Curling Iron, Flat Iron and Hot Hair Tools Pink

Recommended: Silicone hair tools mat & travel pouch (5* amazon reviews)

14. Pressure Relief Earplugs

Pressure relief earplugs have become a must-have on our flight essentials list! My husband used to suffer from severely blocked ears (sometimes for days).

These airplane pressure relief earplugs help alleviate ear discomfort during flights, ensuring a more comfortable travel.

Mack’s Flightguard Airplane Pressure Relief Earplugs – 26dB NRR, 33dB SNR – Comfortable, Safe, Travel Ear Plugs for Flying Air Pressure Ear Pain, Ear Popping and Noise Reduction

Recommended: Pressure relief earplugs

15. IWalk Portable Charger

The IWalk portable charger is the most convenient phone charger to have handy when you’re on the go! This is always in my handbag!

iWALK iPhone 15 Portable Charger 4500mAh 20W USB C Small Power Bank Fast Charging Battery Pack Compatible with iPhone 15 Plus,15 Pro,15 Pro Max,Samsung S23/24 Series,Huawei,iPad Pro/Air,AirPods,White

Recommended: IWalk portable charger

16. Travel Sized Makeup Mirror

This travel makeup mirror is the perfect size, even if you’re packing carry-on only! I love the quality rechargechable LED lighting.

FUNTOUCH Rechargeable Travel Makeup Mirror with 72 Led Lights, Portable Lighted Beauty Mirror, 3 Color Lighting, Dimmable Touch Screen, Tabletop LED Folding Cosmetic Vanity Mirror

Recommended: Portable travel makep mirror with LED lighting

Cruise Travel Fashion Finds

I’ve recently found some great fashion items on Amazon, from ladies dresses to men’s tropical shirts. Here are some we’ve worn on recent cruises.

17. Tropical Shirt (for men)

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Going on a Bahamas or warm weather cruise? This tropical shirt adds a fun and summery vibe, perfect for Caribbean nights or private island excursions.

COOFANDY Mens Casual Button Down Shirts Hawaiian Floral Shirts Short Sleeve Summer Top

Recommended: Tropical shirt for men

18. Quarter Zip Cable Knit Sweater (men)

This beautiful quarter zip cable knit sweater is perfect for day or evenings on an Alaskan or European cruise.

Askdeer Men's Quarter Zip Sweater Cable Knit Sweater Mock Neck Polo Sweater Soft Casual Pullover Sweater with Ribbing Edge Khaki

Recommended: Cable knit sweater (available in several colors)

19. Sperry Boat Shoes

I’m often asked about the best shoes for men on a cruise. A pair of Sperry boat shoes are great worn during the day with a pair of casual shorts or in the evening with a pair of Khakis or chinos.

Sperry’s hold up well over time and always look good!

Sperry Men's Authentic Original 2-Eye Boat Shoe, Brown Buck, 9

Recommended: Sperry boat shoes

20. Criss Cross Sleeveless Sundress with Pockets

One of my favorite casual sundresses is this comfortable halter top maxi dress (for reference I’m 5 foot, 2 inches & it’s not too long).

ANRABESS Womens Summer Casual Halter Maxi Dress Split Side Long Beach Sundress 2024 Travel Vacation Outfits with Pockets Blue Small

Recommended: Maxi sundress with pockets

21. Short Sleeve Long Flowy Dress

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Versatile and comfortable, this short sleeve long flowy dress is suitable for both casual and semi-formal occasions onboard.

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Recommended: Long flowy dress with ruffle short sleeve

22. Floral Dress with Crisscross Neckline

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Stylish and flattering, this blue and white dress great for casual and smart casual evenings onboard or exploring ports of call.

GRACE KARIN Women's Halterneck Dress Floral Print Sleeveless Summer Maxi Dress White Blue S

Recommended: Floral criss cross neckline dress

23. One Shoulder Cocktail Dress

While black tie cruise formal nights are less common these days, gala or chic evenings are as popular as ever. This one shoulder cocktail dress is flattering, comfortable and packs wrinkle free.

PRETTYGARDEN Women's One Shoulder Ruched Bodycon Dress 2024 Summer Cutout Slit Wrap Party Cocktail Midi Dresses (Black,Small)

Recommended: One shoulder elegant cocktail dress

24. White Dress for White Night

Although not an official cruise dress code, it’s not uncommon for cruises to have a White Night or White Party theme during a cruise. I always pack a white dress or outfit, which can be worn either way.

This white embroidered dress is classic and elegant, and can be worn on beach vacations, cruises or out at home during the summer.

BerryGo Women's Embroidery Button Down Cotton Dress V Neck Spaghetti Strap Maxi Dress White-M

Recommended: White embroidered dress

25. Floral Halter Dress

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Stylish and breezy, featuring a floral pattern and side slit, this halter style dress perfect for warm weather cruising.

KILIG Women 2024 Summer Beach Maxi Dress Casual Floral Long Hawaiian Tropical Wedding Guest Dress with Pockets (Floral Z16,Small)

Recommended: Halter style floral dress (see different patterns & colors)

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Cruise Fashion Jewelry

As a bonus ere are some of my favorite cruise and travel jewelry pieces. I’ve had each of these and the quality is great for the price, perfect for travel (or even to be worn everyday).

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Final Thoughts

Investing in these cruise essentials and fashionable items can enhance your cruise experience, from staying organized to looking stylish onboard.

Whether you’re lounging by the pool, exploring new ports, or enjoying themed nights, having the right items can make your cruise more enjoyable and memorable.

Happy Cruising!

Ilana

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