Are you all stoked about your first cruise vacation? Are you going on a cruise vacation for the tenth time and yet it feels like your first? It happens – the oceans do that to you, and there’s something about cruising in deep blue waters and having the time of your life right in the middle of nowhere. Whether you are set to sail the South Pacific Cruise, going to the Bahamas, Bora Bora, Caribbean, Key West or wherever it is, clothing is a big part of this plan – and who are we kidding when we say no?
If you think it’s all about short and casual clothes, it is, for the most part; but there are so many other things that you will be doing indoors that need a change of attire, some even with a dress code, etc. Pack your bags meticulously, because it requires your attention. Let’s talk about the “Hows,” and the “Whats” of a cruise vacation.
What To Pack For A Cruise (Checklist)
1. Sun/Maxi Dresses
Carry airy, comfortable and stylish maxi dresses. Bring out those cuts, slits, necks and backless one-pieces; you will need a lot of them on such trips.
You should probably have a pact with yourself that you will not wear anything below your knees because it is your one chance of letting go and sunbathing – so, please don’t hamper it for anything. Plus, shorts are spelled v-e-r-s-a-t-i-l-e, which means you can use them more than a few times.
3. Evening Gowns
Carry a few stylish and elegant evening gowns. There will be a lot of buzz and crazy fun on the cruise in the evenings, and you will be walking in and out of fancy restaurants, live bands, etc. Plan ahead.
Needless to say, what’s a cruise vacation without swimwear, right? Don’t be shy! Do your research and doll up in bikinis like no one’s watching.
5. Sarong/Bikini Cover Up
So, when there are bikinis, there are cover-ups, sarongs, etc. There’s something so sexy about the cover-up that it takes it all to the next level. These are as important, so pay attention, ladies!
6. Flip Flops
You need incredibly comfortable flip flops to move around and walk around the deck. Carry one good pair of flip-flops that are not only functional but stylish too. As for the others, we will talk about them in a minute.
Carry sandals, heels, wedges, etc. that are comfortable and stylish. If you cannot do without pumps or stilettos, carry a pair to wear to fancy dinners. But remember, comfortable footwear is probably the best way to go about it.
Carrying your sunscreen should not even be something that we discuss here, but let’s say it anyway. You can argue all you want about sunscreen being a myth, or you like the tan from all the sun, but listen up and carry the sunscreen. There’s only so much it does, and that’s quite important.
Bring out all your turquoise, coral, white and other beaded jewelry out, because adding one striking piece of accessory adds a zing to your entire cruise outfit. So you don’t always have to keep it simple, silly.
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