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. 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!