Wondering what to wear on a cruise, from casual to classy. Here's a breakdown on what cruise attire you should pack for your big trip.
Planning a cruise for the first time can seem a little overwhelming, but once you are aboard you will realize you have made the best decision ever. Cruises are a great way to see new sites and have some serious relaxation time.
Wondering what to wear on a cruise, from casual to classy? Here's a breakdown on what cruise attire you should pack for your big trip.
1. Pack According to Your Itinerary
After you have researched whether you want to go to Alaska, or the Mediterranean and taken the time to explore the many destinations for cruises from Miami, you will likely have chosen your destination.
After booking your cruise, you will want to be sure to be practical in what you bring to wear, depending on where you are going. Take into consideration what time of year it is and what the weather will be like. You won't pack the same stuff for a Caribbean cruise as you would for an Alaskan cruise.
Also plan on bringing a couple of outfits for each day, depending on what is planned for that day, if you are going on a shore excursion you may get hot and sweaty and will want to shower and change into something clean when you get back to the boat.
2. A Day at Sea Cruise Attire
Usually, on cruises you will have one to two days at sea, these are perfect days to spend some time exploring the boat, seeing a show, and soaking up the sun.
For these casual days at sea, you will want to pack a swimsuit for wearing in the pool or soaking up rays on a deck chair while listening to the sound of the water lapping by.
You will also want to bring a hat, some sunscreen so you don't get sunburned, and some flip flops. If you plan on catching some of the activities indoors, then shorts and a tank top will help keep you cool and covered.
3. Shore Excursions
Depending on what you have booked for your excursion you may be doing a lot of walking so good pair of walking shoes or supportive sandals are a must.
Wear something comfortable and appropriate for the activity you have planned, and be sure to bring a bathing suit in case there is an opportunity to take a swim at a beach.
4. Port Stops
If you don't have a shore excursion planned and are just wanting to get off at the port to see the sites, a maxi dress will be cute and comfy while exploring.
You can go from shopping to dining at a restaurant and not feel overdressed or underdressed in this perfect port stop outfit.
5. Casual Dinner Wear
When on a cruise ship there are two styles of dinner you can attend, there is the buffet and the dining room. While there is no dress code for the buffet you will have to adhere to some rules for the dining room.
A summer dress, skirt or trousers, and blouse are all perfect items to wear, avoid light color jeans and sneakers.
6. Formal Dinner Night
Usually, there is at least one formal dinner night where you will be encouraged to get dressed up, and there are often photographers present to take formal pictures as well.
For these nights, you can go all out with a full-length gown, cocktail dress or a formal skirt or pantsuit. Nothing is too grand for the dinner.
7. Be Prepared for All Occasions
When it comes to packing for a cruise you will want to be prepared for anything. Bring extra outfits to change into each day, clothes for when you are hot, and cover-ups for when it might be chilly. Bring extra footwear so you can have options, especially after a long day of walking if your feet are sore.
Are You Getting Excited?
Hopefully, after reading this you are ready to pack your cruise attire and are counting down the days until you set sail.
Have fun, and if you are looking for any more fashion tips or advice, please visit our blog!