12 Essentials For Kids On A Cruise

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When traveling with kids, you’ve got to pack an arsenal. Here are my top picks for what you should bring on a cruise to keep the kids happy.


  • Babiator Sunglasses 1 of 12
    Babiator Sunglasses
    We love these bright neon green shades from Babiator. They come in two sizes: 1-3 and 3-7.
    available at Babiator
  • iPad 2 of 12
    When it comes to taking the plane to get to the cruise, the iPad is a miraculous invention. Load it with their favorite games and movies.
    available from Apple
  • Healthy Snacks 3 of 12
    Healthy Snacks
    Make sure to pack plenty of healthy snacks like these organic orchard fruit bites from Annie's. You'll be really glad you did.
    available from Annie's
  • Mermaid Plushie 4 of 12
    Mermaid Plushie
    Don't leave home without their favorite lovie, like this Anemone mermaid from BlaBla. She'll be ship-ready too!
    available from Blabla Kids
  • Kid’s Camera 5 of 12
    Kid's Camera
    They'll love having their own camera to take fun shots with. Get a camera that's kid-tough like this one from Vtech.
    available from Amazon
  • Skip Hop Rolling Luggage 6 of 12
    Skip Hop Rolling Luggage
    You're sure to get a helping hand when they have their own luggage. How great is this rolling luggage from Skip Hop?
    available from Skip Hop
  • Water Bottles 7 of 12
    Water Bottles
    Have cool water bottles on hand for outdoor excursions. Make sure they're leak proof so you can throw them in your bag.
    available from Amazon
  • Baby Baggu Bags 8 of 12
    Baby Baggu Bags
    These "baby Baggu" bags are collapsible and perfect fot taking home souvenirs. At only $7 a bag, everyone can have their own!
    available from Baggu
  • Medibuddy First Aid Kit 9 of 12
    Medibuddy First Aid Kit
    Have a first aid kit like these kid-friendly Medibuddy kits on hand for bumps and burns. Kit includes band-aids, sting relief cream, burn relief cream, antiseptic wipes, stickers, antibiotic cream, and its very own case.
    available from Amazon
  • Storybooks 10 of 12
    Bring some of their favorite books for reading or story time. The little ones will love being lulled to sleep with Goodnight Ocean.
    available from Amazon
  • Swimsuits 11 of 12
    Don't forget their suits! This ruffly polka dot number is adorable for her and you can't go wrong with classic trunks for boys.
    available from Zappo's
  • Tea Collection Clothes for Kids 12 of 12
    Tea Collection Clothes for Kids
    Load up on easy, breezy clothes like this swingy dress and this cool tee from Tea Collection.
    available from Tea Collection


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