Smart phones have revolutionised the way that modern society finds information and communicates with each other. They have undoubtedly made life immensely easier, and now you can use them to make your next cruise adventure better than ever! Here are our top 10 picks:
1. Pack the Bag
This app is great for anyone who hates the pre-departure stress of packing and ‘to-do’ lists. Letting users select from over 650 items across 26 categories, Pack the Bag app offers comprehensive packing help at your fingertips.
There are a plethora of weather apps out there but none is as reliable as the Weather Channel! The app is simple and user friendly with a handy bookmark feature you can use to save your destinations and ports of call.
Most cruise liners are onto the smartphone phenomenon and have their own individual apps available for download. Use them to keep up to date with all the latest news, information and special offers!
Beauty sleep is important, made all the easier with the White Noise Lite app. Choose from 10 soothing background noises including rainfall, crashing waves and even whirring fan.
Nothing is more useful than a flashlight app when you’re fumbling for the light switch in the middle of the night or are the unlucky victim of a cabin blackout!
Not only does this app let you convert currencies but it also changes temperature, distance, weight and volume. Very useful if you’re visiting foreign countries on your cruise!
If you love to get out and explore the non-English speaking ports then this app is perfect, accurately translating words, phrases and sentences into 80 different languages.
If you haven’t quite found your sea legs then this app is wonderful! It creates a virtual horizon to focus on and lets users choose between different themes and day/night scenarios.
Ever checked your post cruise bill and almost fainted at the balance? If so, this app is for you! It lets you monitor all spending, from small sunscreen top ups to blow out gourmet dinners.
10. Help Call
Be prepared for worst case scenarios with Help Call. While you hopefully won’t need to use it, the app supports 126 countries and gives peace of mind anywhere, anytime.
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