Cruise Critic's 2013 Gift Guide: Luggage
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Travelpro National Geographic Explorer Luggage Line
$77.45 - $106.99, Travelpro
Tired of searching for your bland black bag on airport conveyer belts? Through a partnership with National Geographic, Travelpro has come up with a series of hardsided four-wheel spinner suitcases designed to stand out in a crowd. Pick a polar bear motif for your next Alaska cruise, or show your sophistication with the collage mode that presents passport stamps, maps and images from National Geographic photographers from around the world.
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Hadaki Coated Jewelry Roll
Keep your formal night finery organized with a bright and bold fold-over jewelry roll that has three zipper pockets and other compartments to keep everything in its place. The velveteen interior keeps your stash from scratching; we particularly like the jewelry ring that's perfect for storing your bling while you swim or snorkel. (The coated cotton print prevents soakage.) Based in New Orleans, the company offers products that are hip and eco-friendly.
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12-Bottle Wine Suitcase With Wheels
$395, Wine Vine Imports
One of the highlights of a European river cruise is all that delicious local wine you'll sample along the way. Bring home a case, without the fear of broken bottles, with a suitcase specially designed for oenophiles. This crafty crate has spaces for 12 bottles, offset by cushy foam padding to ensure your vintages make it home in one piece. The wheels and extendable handle make rolling it to the counter easy -- and save the cost of shipping.
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Trip Transformable Suitcase
Whether you're standing in an airport security line or waiting to embark on your next cruise vacation, the endless queues can be exhausting. Thankfully, the Dutch design company Travelteq has come up with a solution to rest your tired bones. Its Trip transformable suitcase is the size of a carryon, yet has the strength and capability to turn into a small chair with a foam seat. The handle also has extra-long telescopic tubes for back support and easy walking.
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F1 Go Clean Sandals
$18, Flight 001
Of all the souvenirs you want to bring home from your trip, leftover sand from your sandals is not one of them. Isolate those pesky particles with Flight 001's drawstring bag. Made of heavyweight nylon, the mod-looking bag promises to keep stains and foot odor from permeating the rest of your suitcase. Each bag can handle a men's size 11, so now you have the perfect place to stash those smelly "mandals."
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