Amazon Prime Day 2017: The Best Deals for Travelers

Amazon Prime Day or Christmas in July for online shoppers is here, and if you have a vacation or cruise on the horizon, Amazon Prime Day is a fantastic way to snag the gear you will need to make your travels successful.

(Disclosure – This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.)

Why Become a Member of Amazon Prime

Not a member of Amazon Prime yet? You can still enjoy the perks of Amazon Prime Day by beginning a free 30-day Trial Membership.

For just $99 per year:

  • Instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes
  • Borrow Kindle books
  • Get unlimited FREE two-day shipping (no minimum order size)

Travel Gear

From packing cubes to luggage, it takes a lot of gear to pack a family for a vacation at sea.

Packing Cubes: I will never travel without these again. Ever! These are the two types of cubes I personally own. I have two sets of each. While I love the versatility – and the great value – of the multi-colored sets, the clear set is fantastic for carting home damp swimsuits and coverups from your pool-side and oceanfront adventures.

American Tourister is the official luggage of Walt Disney World. I have had an American Tourister set since last Thanksgiving, and I have traveled to the beach, Walt Disney World and on a Disney Cruise Line voyage with it. It travels great, and the spinning wheels make for easy rolling, which is key if you have to walk long distances with luggage in tow.

We also invested in a small set of Samsonite hardside luggage similar to this set. I prefer the soft side luggage for road trips and the hardside pieces for air travel. (Have you seen those baggage handlers toss a full size suitcase like it’s nothing?

Cameras and Photo Books

When it comes to cameras, I know enough to know that I am no expert. I do know that more than any souvenir, you will want to preserve the memories of your Disney cruise vacation! Amazon has one of the largest selections of cameras at every price point.

Scrapbook supplies make it simple to preserve your priceless memories. Be sure to load up on these before you cruise, so that they are ready to be used when you get home.








eBooks & Audiobooks

One of the best parts of any vacation is unwinding with a good book or two (or three). For avid readers, I highly recommend Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service. I have been a subscriber for years. For a low monthly fee, readers get unlimited access to titles in the “unlimited” catalog. The regular price is $9.99 per month, but on Prime Day, you can save up to 40% on a prepaid membership.

Kindle Unlimited

Not sure if Kindle Unlimited is right for you… or do you just want to give it a try during your vacation? You can also sign up for a 30-day free trial.

PRIME DAY DEAL ALERT: Save $30 on a Kindle Paperwhite E-reader. All other Kindles are on sale today.

Would you rather listen to your books during your flight to your departure port? Amazon’s Audible audiobook service has you covered. You can choose from a discounted prepaid membership or a 2-download free trial.

40% off AudibleAudible Trial

 DCL Prep School’s Top 5 Packing Essentials

Want a packing list that boils things down to the Top 5 Don’t-Leave-Home-Without-It items? Then my Top 5 list is for you.

DCL Prep Schol Packing List: Top 5 Essential Items You Don't Want to Forget.

15+ Things to Buy From Amazon Before you Cruise

Amazon has almost every cruising essential as well as the items you want just for fun. I created the Pre-Cruise Shopping Guide for novice and expert cruisers alike.

15 Things to Buy From Amazon Before Your Next Cruise | DCL Prep School

Motion Sickness Remedies

If are prone to motion sickness on land or in the air, I recommend talking to your doctor about ways to prevent or combat seasickness. Amazon stocks many over-the-counter and homeopathic remedies to keep you ready for adventure. For my tips, trick and recommendations, check out my Top 5 Ways to Combat Seasickness.Top 5 Ways to Combat Seasickness | DCL Prep School

A Taste of Disney Magic at Home

Do you miss those magical Mickey Waffles now that you are on dry land? Despair no more! Carbon’s Golden Malted Waffle Mix is available on Amazon, for all of your waffle cravings.

PRIME DAY DEAL ALERT: Save 20% on this Mickey Waffle Maker at checkout today.

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Disclosures: This article contains affiliate links. Please read the rules and restrictions prior to signing up for recurring services like Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited and Audible. These are all services I personally subscribe to, but read the fine print to make sure they are right for you. Consult with your physician when deciding on a course of treatment/prevention for motion sickness.

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