Cruises are a popular way for people to holiday. Whilst many people prefer to fly to various destinations around the world, there isn’t much to do on a crowded and stuffy plane, and don’t forget that there are some folks that would not step foot on a plane even if you paid them to!

For those that seek a relaxing holiday from start to finish, going on cruises is definitely one way of holidaying that ticks all the boxes! Cruise ships have a wide range of activities for people of all ages to get involved with, and they are so luxurious you would wonder why people bother with alternative ways of going on holiday!

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But as with any other type of holiday, the experience can be somewhat enhanced by getting a helping hand from technology. On that note, here are some of 2014’s best travel gadgets that cruise-goers can get their hands on.

SteriPEN Adventurer Opti UV Water Purifier

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Although you might be used to having access to clean drinking water on a daily basis, if your cruise ship docks at some far-flung corner of the globe that you want to go out and investigate for the day, and the drinking water on land is somewhat questionable, you need to take a SteriPEN Adventurer Opti UV Water Purifier with you!

You simply hold the device in your cup of water for approximately 48 seconds and it purifies it for you; extremely simple and easy to use by anyone!

USB & Wind-Up Dynamo Torch

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Sometimes when you are on land, you might end up travelling to a dimly-lit part of town. If that’s the case, you should make sure that you are fully prepared by lighting up the way with this handy USB & Wind-Up Dynamo Torch!

It has five LED lights and be operated by using the winder (a minute’s worth of winding is the equivalent of 15 minutes worth of light), but if you’ve got your laptop on your cruise ship with you or there are USB chargers on board, you can get 6 hours worth of light from a single charge via USB!

Apple iPad Air

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Although you might have booked an awesome cruise through Cruise1st.ie, for example, and there is plenty for you to see, do and take part in on your cruise adventure, there are times where you might want to just sit back and relax.

At this point, many people might read a book or even use an ebook reader, but I’d recommend using an Apple iPad Air instead. Why? Because Apple’s latest tablet incarnation is extremely lightweight, especially in comparison to its predecessors, and not only can you read books, in colour, on the iPad Air, but you can also use your favourite apps, check your email and go online via the cruise ship’s Wi-Fi.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40

Let’s face it; everybody wants to have some photos of their cruise adventures, and what better way is there to accomplish this task than to use the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 digital camera!

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