What to Pack For a Cruise

Hi Deborah,

I love your site! I am going on a  cruise soon and want to bring some shorts. Can you suggest what type of shorts to bring for walking around the ship and going ashore that are classic and appropriate?

Thanks,  Anne


Hi Anne,

Here is a cute, practical outfit that is right on for your cruise. You can’t go wrong with navy and white, and those stripes are classic and slimming too. Roll up the sleeves on a navy button up shirt for a preppy look, or if it’s hot, throw on a white short sleeve top plus some cute nautical jewelry.

For gals who don’t want to wear shorts why not try a midi or maxi skirt? They are casual and comfy. All it needs is a tank or stretchy t-shirt. A floppy hat, statement necklace and great bag make this outfit!


Maxi skirt for a cruise

Happy Cruising.

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  1. Ramona Gains says:

    I am 82 and fabulous. going on my first cruise in December to the caribbeans. I would like to know what you would suggest that I pack to wear, I like my arms covered in cool weather . I do wear jeans and shorts, I heard I should take an evening gown for the captains dinner,and to take a hat. Is this true? I don’t want to over or under dress.

  2. Pam McWilliams says:

    I’ll be 50 in May and I have a question for you girls. My daughter and I are attending the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 19th. I have researched the attire for the awards show and it describes country chic. I still don’t know what to wear. People are advising me to wear boots but I’ve never wore cowboy boots and don’t want to feel silly. I’m 5’10 and I don’t wear heels either and even if I tried I know I would fall on my face and royally embarrass my daughter and probably be shown as a ‘blooper’ on national TV. Do you have any ideas for me? I’m in panic mode. Thank you so much ahead of time for any advice you can give me.

  3. SharmilaT. says:

    hi…ur site is fabulous!!! I get most ofmy stylequeries solved!!
    I am travelling to the east coast –NY,Boston, DC, and florida, for about 3 weeks,in July, and of course in a dilemma,as to what to wear. I need help. Can u please guide me?
    I dont usually wear shorts,and am 45, 5 ft 7, quite thin.Eagerly awaiting your reply!!

    • Hi Sharmila,
      That’s a huge question. All those places have different temperatures (ie: Florida extremely hot in July) and you probably have many different outings you need clothes for in your travels. My best advice if you don’t wear shorts is to packs lots of sundresses, and cropped pants that end just above the ankle + tops. if you like colored jeans throw in a pair too. Add a casual jacket to dress things up when you want to and also a sweater or wrap for chilly nights. Have fun!