1Le Monde Memory Globe
$1,840 - $2,300, Le Monde
This past summer, Elle beauty director, Emily Dougherty, gave a shout-out to the Cruise Critic message boards for helping her track down a spinning globe pendant adorned with colorful jewels. It was then that Le Monde's Memory Globe, a cruise line jewelry store classic, caught the eyes of our office. Available in four sizes (our listed price refers to model SRP25 14K, or the small version) and either yellow or white gold, these eye-catching pendants are a unique way to show your love of cruise travel while quite literally keeping the memories close to your heart. You can even customize them by adding a stone each time you fall in love with a new city. (The necklace comes with two gems and the cost of adding a new gem ranges from $60 to $70.) Be advised that prices for the pendant may range depending on the ship selling.
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2Columbia Drainmaker II Water Shoes
A frequent question cruise travelers ask is "Which water shoes are best?" You can continue replacing $5 wet-socks that lose their soles in a day, or you can invest in one pair for the long run. Columbia's Drainmaker II is the ultimate water shoe, plain and simple. Made for both men and women, it's got the aesthetics -- it doesn't look too different from a trendy sneaker -- and its drainable, quick drying and wet gripping capabilities support your wildest excursions.
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3Mahogany Anchor Cufflinks
Women aren't the only ones who can have fun accessorizing. If you're the type of guy who likes to go the extra mile when special occasions call for a fancy suit and tie, we recommend these mahogany anchor cufflinks. Handmade out of tropical mahogany, walnut and metal, these simple accents add rustic flair to any formal ensemble, whether you're at home or on "island time." As an added perk, this private seller offers free engraving for customization.
Photo courtesy miniFab, Etsy seller
4Brighton Haute Cruise Tote
Platinum cruise line member or not, you can treat yourself to V.I.P. status with Brighton's Haute Cruise Tote. Part of the brand's Fashionista Collection, this French resort-inspired carry-on is cute, roomy, convenient and made for cruising. The woven straw body is accented by braided rope and leather straps, V.I.P. tags, a lined interior with zippered pockets and key leash, a flat bottom for stability and pops of blue as deep as the sea.
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5NautiGirl Lightweight Full-Zip Hoodie
For those chillier nights at sea, we suggest snuggling up in a NautiGirl Lightweight Full-Zip Hoodie. This cozy, figure-flattering throw-over is perfect while sipping wine on your balcony or strolling the outer decks at night -- especially if you tend to get more goosebumps than everyone else around you. What makes this hoodie so special? The meaning behind the name: A NautiGirl is a confident, compassionate, smart, adventurous woman with a passion for maritime travels. For the man, baby or dog in your life, the company also brands NautiBoy, NautiBaby and NautiDog.
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