Friday, July 22, 2011

Shower Essentials For Your Cruise

Regular Cruise Diva Blog readers may recall our story last November about An Updated Paper Luggage Tag Solution. We've used those Cruise Luggage Tag Holders from Favors by Serendipity* when boarding a half dozen cruise ships since then and they never fail to draw favorable comments from our fellow passengers about how useful they are. Not only useful, they are sturdy and hold up so well that we plan to use them many more times.

In addition to recognizing the need for luggage tag holders, the creative folks at Favors by Serendipity have obviously taken note of the old cruise director's joke about cruise ship cabin showers being less than spacious—"Don't drop the soap, there isn't room in the shower to bend over to retrieve it"—and have come up with a couple solutions to make those tight showers a bit more cruiser-friendly.

First is the Cruise/Travel Shower Caddy, designed to be perfectly sized for cruise ship showers, whether you bring your own travel size products, or use the ones provided. Custom designed to hold travel size bottles, it's lightweight and flat so it doesn't take up room in your suitcase (or the shower). It also doesn't interfere with any existing shelving, thus doubling or even tripling your toiletry storage space.

The Cruise/Travel Shower Caddy features:

   • 3 Velcro straps that fit any horizontal bar
   • 3 pockets for travel size products
   • 2 pockets for other essentials
   • Side tab with Velcro for razor or shower puff
   • Sturdy loops to be used with suction cup hooks (hooks included)

The Shower Caddy is machine washable and comes in a reusable vinyl pouch. Cruise Diva installed it in her shower at home following the directions (mount on a smooth clean surface by moistening the cups and pushing directly onto wall, then press hooks down for a strong seal) and it's stayed put for days, even fully loaded as illustrated above. To remove, you just raise the hooks to release the seal.

Also in the above photo is the second new product from Favors by Serendipity, the Soap Pocket On-A-Rope. We knotted it to hang it from the Shower Caddy suction hook for illustration purposes, but the rope is lengthy enough to hang freely well below the caddy. In your cruise ship shower, simply find a place to hang the rope, keep your soap in the soft mesh Soap Pocket, and when you lather up you will never drop it again (cruise directors will just have to find something else to joke about in the future). Leave your soap in the pocket after your shower since it dries well between uses.

Both the Shower Caddy and Soap Pocket On-A-Rope are well made and the Cruise Diva family plans to use them on all our future cruises.

*Favors by Serendipity has been in business since 1975 creating everything from handcrafted items to wedding and party favors.

4 comments:

Tina said...

This product is great, they really get what works for cruisers!

Anonymous said...

I've been on cruise ships where the only way to deal with minuscule showers was to soap the walls and spin around. What do you do with all that stuff while taking a bath? All you need is a bar of soap.

Easy-2-Save said...

Thank you for the tip! We are looking into our first cruise so I am glad I found your blog.

wesbert said...

Please check out http://www.myshowerline.com for another product that works great in cruise ship showers.