Looking for the perfect cruise gifts for the world traveler in your life?
Your loved ones might cruise for holidays, anniversaries, and other special days. Your best friend might get the girls together and celebrate a big birthday. The digital nomads in your life might decide to celebrate PRIDE in style on a luxury getaway. No matter the occasion, there are tons of thoughtful gift options out there.
Here are a few cruise gift ideas to get you started.
1: Travel Gear
Odds are, the special people in your life who travel often need new accessories from time to time. After all, jet-setters really put their luggage, adaptors, and travel accessories to the test.
Give a minimalist, travel-sized bag designed to fit a phone, wallet, and keys, or a chic leather passport holder. Invest in a new suitcase for them and packing cubes to make packing and organizing easy. You can even throw a few travel gear basics into a larger gift basket.
2: Travel Gadgets
Travel gadgets are always a must-have no matter where in the world they are headed. Consider practical gifts like a portable charger so they don’t have to worry about draining their battery, a set of bluetooth headphones to listen to their favorite music, or a waterproof smartphone case to keep their phone protected against the elements. For the readers on your gift list, consider an e-reader. They can bring as many books as they want on vacation and have more room in their bag for souvenirs.
You can’t go wrong with stylish, UV-protection sunglasses for days at the pool or touring sunny cities. If they’re taking a summer vacation to the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, give them a new swimsuit, a colorful sarong, or goggles and masks for swimming and snorkeling. If they’re headed to lands of fjords, snow-capped mountains, and hiking trails, new hiking boots or water-resistant shoes make a great gift.
If they have a cruise booked but haven’t reserved airfare yet, why not pick up the tab for their flights? You can customize their air itinerary based on their preferred airline and still earn them airline points with Flights by Celebrity.
5: GoPro or Camera
Most travelers use their smartphones to snap photos, but being too connected to a device can take you out of the present moment on vacation. Instead, give them a disposable camera or two and encourage them to catalog their memories spontaneously. They’ll recall favorite moments when the film is developed.
Or, gift them a water-resistant camera or GoPro to capture their adventurous memories during shore excursions. They’ll bring home incredible footage of their experiences, whether they’re snorkeling clear Caribbean waters with dolphins in the near distance or marveling at European architecture and its distinct, Old World beauty.
6: Celebratory Packages
Memories made on vacation last a lifetime. Celebrity Cruises creates experiential workshops, culinary cruises, and packages for the celebratory moments in our lives. For an anniversary, birthday, or wedding celebration, choose between three tiers of Celebration Packages to commemorate their biggest achievements and happiest days.
For example, the Premium Package includes a mimosa breakfast delivered to their stateroom, reservations for two at a specialty restaurant of your choice, and a personalized cake. When evening rolls around, they will receive a bouquet of rose, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and a bottle of champagne.
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7: Cruise Gift Cards and Certificates
Treat your loved one to a cruise with a full cruise gift certificate. Cruise fare, government fees, taxes, and fuel supplement charges come included, so all they have to do is pack.
Or choose a gift card option that ranges from $25 to $500 that they can use toward a new booking. They never come with fees attached and have no expiration date. They can save their gift card for a special occasion cruise, like a birthday celebration, family reunion trip, or upcoming anniversary.
8: Flowers to Their Suite
Receiving a floral arrangement is a special feeling no matter the reason. As they step into their suite or stateroom, they’ll be greeted with a fresh bouquet of colorful flowers.
Decorate their suite or stateroom with roses in romantic red, vibrant yellow, or sweet pink. Send along a vase of carefully-curated tropical flowers to brighten their morning. They’ll think of you as they enjoy an unhurried breakfast in bed, or as they get ready for the day’s adventures onshore.
9: Fine Wine and Platters
Once you’ve said “bon voyage” to your sweetheart or loved one, they probably won’t be expecting more thoughtful surprises. It’s the perfect opportunity to send them a bottle of champagne or an elegant cabernet to enjoy on their balcony. You can choose from dozens of award-winning wines and fine spirits from our collection.
If they’re foodies who prefer an elegant platter of savories and sumptuous desserts, send along culinary delights like a gourmet tapas platter and a cheese board, or dial up the romance with a dozen chocolate-drizzled strawberries and tempting tiramisu.
Before you embark on your own cruise adventure, remember that duty-free shopping on your ship (and in many port cities) can sweeten the deal on incredible gifts for the entire family back home. On board, you’ll find exclusive items like luxury watches and high-end fragrances. Stroll through the art gallery and bid on a one-of-a-kind piece at auction for the artists and fine art aficionados in your life.
For the foodie in your family, bring back spices and local rum from the Caribbean, or fresh Kona coffee beans straight from the Big Island. They’ll savor sweet chocolate from Mexico, treasure tiny trinkets you pick up across Western Europe, and cherish locally crafted Alaska souvenirs.
11: Onboard Credit
Not quite sure what the in-laws like to do while they’re on a cruise? Maybe you’re more interested in giving your loved one an experience rather than a physical gift? Onboard credit is the perfect solution.
With the gift of extra onboard credit, your friend or family member can reserve a once-in-a-lifetime dinner at a specialty restaurant with an innovative menu crafted by a Michelin-starred chef. They can embark on a thrilling shore excursion they may otherwise have missed out on, or indulge in an extra glass of wine with dinner. Onboard credit or the gift of an amenities package will elevate their luxury vacation to new heights.
12: A Cruise
Onboard credit or a bouquet of flowers might not feel like a big enough statement to show how much you love the cruise enthusiast in your life. Go big by gifting them a cruise.
The gift of a cruise vacation will last far beyond the moment they open their ticket. You’ll make it possible for the special cruiser in your life to enjoy days of relaxation at sea, immersion in new cultures, and memories they’ll never forget.
Ready to spoil your loved ones with these thoughtful cruise gift ideas? Start browsing cruise itineraries around the globe on celebritycruises.com for more inspiration.