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Nautically Inspired Gifts for Cruise Lovers



Nautically Inspired Gifts for Cruise Lovers

I’ve put together a small list of gifts you may wish to give the cruise addict in your life. Alternatively it might be a list you can forward to your nearest and dearest for birthdays or any special occassion. 

I’ve tried to include a selection of gifts inspired from the cruises and cruise lines I have sailed with; You’ll probably spot some ideas picked up from various cruise ships and cruise lines including; Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady, Cunard Queen Mary 2, and P&O Cruises Iona.

If anything takes your fancy, I’ve included a handy little link which takes you direct to the seller’s web page. I’ve consciously tried to include as many small businesses in this list as possible rather than just trawling through Amazon. I don’t earn any commission or have any affiliate links to any of my recommendations.  

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Happy browsing!



Unique jewellery gifts for cruise lovers

If you’re looking for some original, eye-catching, nautically inspired jewellery then I think you’ll find this selection of gifts from Mincanta quite interesting.

(c) Min Canta

You’ll find some more nautically inspired jewellery here with this cute lifebuoy necklace from  which can be personalised …and there’s even a matching bookmark

(c) The Charm Castle on Etsy

Homeware gifts for cruise lovers

If you’re after something for the home, then you can’t go wrong with a nautically inspired cushion.  I particularly like this one from  which can be personalised:

(c) The Picture Gallery on Etsy

Personalised gifts show that you have put some thought and care into choosing a gift. This name frame using the semaphore alphabet  from  is a perfect gift for a family that cruises regularly or spell out a special phrase such as “I love you”. 

(c) glynwestdesign on Etsy

Over the past few months I’ve been searching out Christmas tree ornaments from various cruise lines I’ve sailed with. While you may only be able to purchase specific cruise lines ornaments whilst you’re on ship, you’ll find a selection of cruise ship Christmas tree ornaments here , herehere and here

(c) Molds Plus More on Etsy

Practical gifts for cruise lovers

If you prefer to give gifts which are less gimmicky and more practical, then you can’t go wrong with this following selection. 

This Mermaid bottle opener from Culinary Concepts is from their seashore collection. They also do other nautically inspired collections and there are some lovely products and gifts on offer

(c) Culinary Concepts

These organic  nautically inspired multi use cotton bags  from  tick all the boxes; they are practical, stylish and the theme is spot on for any cruise lover.

(c) LifePirateDesigns on Etsy

Books and Stationery for cruise lovers

When it comes to books for cruise addicts, you can’t go wrong with these suggestions for which are a welcome addition to any cruise lovers library.

The Confident Port Explorer: Your Guide to Onshore Adventures 

The Joy of Cruising: Passionate Cruisers, Fascinating Stories 

Cruising Interrupted: The follow-up to The Joy Of Cruising, formerly known as More Joy Of Cruising

At one point during 2020 I think there were more cruise ships anchored off Torbay than there were in Barcelona.

Ian Williams, A Devon based photographer with over 30 years’ experience in the industry Ian took an interest in capturing photos of the cruise ships anchored off Torbay and Lyme Bay in South Devon during the COVID-19 pandemic. His website also features lots more photos of the cruise ships.

(c) Ian Wiliams

Bring your favourite Famous Ships to life with this entertaining and educational Top Trumps card game! I bought this as a Secret Santa gift last year and I know they were well received and were taken on a subsequent cruise holiday. And it’s a perfect game for two!

These are available from other sellers online, but I’ve chosen the following link because all profits benefit the work of the Royal British Legion


Top Trumps

Gifts for cruise lovers inspired by cruise lines

Inspired by Virgin Voyages: If you have ever sailed with Virgin Voyages and stayed in a Sea Terrace Cabin (or above) you’ll be familiar with the Yellow Leaf Hammocks. Sedona is the closest you’ll get to Virgin Voyages Red, and the perfect colour for a Valentines gift, but there are a whole kaleidoscope of colours to choose from here. 

(c) Yellow Leaf Hammocks

Inspired by P&O Cruises Iona: Natalie Muir is predominantly an oil painter who also specialises in Resin. Natalie recently worked on P&O cruise ship Iona, and you can see the 400+ pieces of resin fluid art she created in the Stairways on board Iona. Alternatively you can buy some of her beautiful resin art and prints here.

(c) Natalie Muir Resin Art

Inspired by Cunard: Inspired by Cunard’s three legendary ships and their elegant sophistication, Pickerings Gin have balanced botanicals emblematic of each Queen’s route today. Shop the whole collection here.

  • Queen Mary 2 tasting notes: Infused with apple, cinnamon, cherry & raspberry leaf – think apple & cherry pie.
  • Queen Elizabeth tasting notes: Lotus Root, Kaffir Lime Leaf, Star Anise & Cardamom make the flavour foundation for this superbly smooth, uniquely spiced gin.
  • Queen Victoria tasting notes: Blood orange, lemon myrtle & olive leaf take the lead in this Mediterranean-inspired gin.

10% of each bottle sold directly from our website or distillery is donated to Cunard’s nominated Charity, the Princes Trust.

(c) Pickerings Gin

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