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What are the most unusual items you pack for a cruise?

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Everyeone have special items that they pack for a holiday. What is the special item (or quirky) item that you pack for a cruise?

I am not talking about what you normally would pack or need to pack. I am talking about things that you should be able to do without but you bring it anyway as you deemed it being essential or important.

DW packs a small thermos for hot water in the cabin. We have never considered asking for hot water from room service. They should have themos but I would imagine they are usually used to fill coffee so it would have residual smell and taste.

Not to mention any names, I knew someone who admitted to packing a french press to make their own quality coffee, assuming they must also pack the raw coffee.

What's yours?

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