Looking for great ways to decorate your cruise stateroom door? This cruise magent post is for you. Different crusie magnets can be used to organize your cruise cabin. Magnets are a great cruise hack.

Cruise Magnets {A Cruise Hack}

A popular item many experienced cruisers pack are cruise magnets.  There are different types of cruise magnets for different uses.




Cruise magnets can be used to:

  • Decorate your cruise cabin door
  • Organize your cabin (stateroom)


Looking for great ways to decorate your cruise stateroom door?  This cruise magent post is for you.  Different crusie magnets can be used to organize your cruise cabin.  Magnets are a great cruise hack.


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Cruise door magnets – decorations

Cruise magnets are the perfect way to decorate the outside of your cabin (stateroom) door.  They are light weight, durable and take up hardly any space in your luggage.  Personalized magnets for cruise ship doors are even more special.


Most cruise ship doors and walls are metal, making cruise magnets the easiest way to decorate.  Cruise magnets are instant stateroom decorations.


Stateroom door decorations are most popular on Disney Cruise Line, however you will also find them on Royal Caribbean cruises, on Carnival Cruise Line, and others.


However, not all cruise lines allow cruise cabin door decorations. It is said that Norwegian Cruise Line no longer allows stateroom door decorations. I looked for confirmation of this on their website, however couldn’t find any information on door decorations. Be aware that there may be different cruise line rules.




Other uses of magnets for cruise ship doors you may not have thought of:





Cruise countdown

Use the cruise magnets on your fridge as a fun way to build excitement for your upcoming family cruise vacation. 

Use personalized  cruise magnets first as a cruise countdown then to decorate your cabin door.
Use cruise magnets first as a cruise countdown then to decorate your cabin door. Photo from CruiseDesignsBB – check out their shop here


Above you can see a few examples of Disney cruise door decorations that can be personalized. Such great ideas to remember their Disney Dream cruise vacation.


Decorate your cruise cabin door – Magnets for cruise ship doors

Cruise door decorations not only up the fun on your cruise but makes it easy to recognize your cabin (stateroom).  When you walk down a long corridor of identical stateroom doors you will be glad you brought your own door decorations.

Kids will absolutely love putting their personalized cruise magnet on their cabin door.

Use personalized cruise magnets to up the fun on your next cruise.
Use personalized cruise magnets to up the fun on your next cruise.



Above is a Disney cruise cabin door decorated with different personalized magnets. The Disney cruise doors with the porthole designs are perfect for mickey ears magnets. It is a lot of fun for the entire family.


I have seen some cruisers put a magnetic small whiteboard on the outside of their door so fellow passengers can leave a hello message. A small magnetic whiteboard can also be used inside your stateroom as a message board.


Cute magnets for cruise ship doors are a great way to celebrate a special occasion or a holiday such as:

  • Family reunion
  • Christmas cruise
  • Halloween cruise
  • Group cruise
  • First cruise
  • New Year cruise
  • Family vacation



A word of caution about decorating your stateroom door with a pineapple magnet, as you may attract unwanted attention. It is said that a pineapple door decoration symbolizes the willingness to swing. I’m not sure if that is true, but I’m not willing to take the chance.




Personalized cruise keepsake

Personalized travel magnets make a great keepsake.  Seeing your cute magnet will bring back fond memories.



The magnets for cruise ship doors that can be personalized often have options to include the ship name, your family name, date, or first names of your family members.




Surprise cruise reveal

What a great way to reveal to your kids or loved one that you are going on a cruise, especially if it is your first Disney cruise.  Wrap up a cruise magnet personalized with the ship name and date.  How great would that be? 



Another fun way to tell the family you are going on a cruise is to set up a cruise countdown on the fridge (see above).  See how long it takes the kids to notice.



Where to buy personalized cruise magnets


You can click any of the below pictures to check pricing and for more information.

Cute cruise magntets to decorate your stateroom door.
Photo from CruiseDesignsBB



Cruise magnets are a great and fun way to decorate your stateroom door.  Find these on Etsy at CruiseDesignsBB
Photo from CruiseDesigns BB. Shop her cruise magnets here.




Photo from CruiseDesigns BB. Shop her cruise magnets here.


There are some really cute cruise magnets for any occasion whether it is a family cruise, Disney cruise, graduation celebration, a birthday cruise or even your first cruise vacation.



If you are considering other cruise door decorations, they must be made of flame retardant materials and not just sprayed with flame retardant, for safety reasons. 






Magnets for stateroom organization



Cruise cabin organization hack – use magnets

Magnets are one of the smallest and most inexpensive cruise cabin organizers you can buy.



Cruise magnets to organize your stateroom

Experienced cruisers often use magnets to help organize their stateroom and to create extra space in their room by creating wall storage.  While magnets won’t take up much room in your bag they can make a big difference in keeping your cabin tidy and clutter free.


There are two types of cruise magnets you should add to your packing list.




Magnetic hooks

Neosmuk Magnetic Hooks, 27 lb+ Heavy Duty Earth Magnets with Hook for Refrigerator, Extra Strong Cruise Hook for Hanging, Magnetic Hanger for Cabins, Grill (Silver White, Pack of 10)






Magnetic clips

Magnetic clips can be used to help keep your cruise stateroom clutter free.  There is a lot of paper delivered to your cabin (stateroom) daily, you can use magnetic clips to keep this organized and off the counters.  Use strong magnetic clips to keep your daily cruise schedules handy and in one place.


8 Pack Fridge Magnet, Magnetic Clips Heavy Duty for Whiteboard, Refrigerator Magnets Decorative Clips, Cute Clip Magnets for Classroom, School, Strong Locker Magnets Clips for Girls, Boys, Adults



Use magnets to make a messaging center in your cruise cabin.  Find other smart wayt to use magnets to organize your stateroom.




While magnets weren’t something you probably initially thought to pack, hopefully this has shown you that magnets can make a big impact in your stateroom. So, go ahead and get yourself some cute magnets for your cruise ship door. This could be a fun new tradition.


Cruise magnets should be added to your packing list as they have so many uses.  See how to use them as a cruise countdown, cabin door decoration and to organize your stateroom.


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