This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page. Your first cruise is always exhilarating. Whether you’re visiting some far-off destination where you’ve never seen or tried-and-true ports of call here in the U.S., packing for a cruise can be complicated — especially for first-timers who aren’t 100% sure what to expect. Of course, the destination will dictate the clothing and accessories you bring, but here are a few essentials you should always stash in your bag for any cruise vacation. Let’s start with a fun cruise essential! On many lines — especially family-friendly Disney, Royal Caribbean and Carnival, excited travelers adorn their cabin doors with decorations or magnets. It gives their stateroom a bit of flair and helps them — and their kids — easily spot the cabin upon approach. You can go to sites like Etsy or Amazon to purchase personalized magnets with themes like Mickey Mouse, nautical or mermaids. Or, just buy a pack of pretty fridge magnets to use for this pur...