Hey Friends! If you follow me on Twitter I have talked a little about a trip Andrew and I have coming up. Well tomorrow we are leaving for Ft. Lauderdale and Sunday we are setting sail on the Regal Princess going to The Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Maarten! I am so blessed to be asked by Princess Cruises to take this trip and so lucky that I get to bring Andrew with me. We sure could use a vacation, so this timing was great! Neither of us have been on a cruise, so this entire experience will be lots of firsts. I wanted to share my cruise packing list with you guys. This obviously isn’t everything I am taking but it’s a lot of the important things!
During the day/Pool and Port: We have 3 port days so those days will be swimsuits, cover-ups, and sandals! I snagged 3 swimsuits. 2 from Target mix and match and this adorable one piece from Nordstrom that is SUPER flattering! The one pictured above but I got it in teal. I also snagged two adorable cover ups. The above white one is beyond comfortable and so great because it will go with all of my swimsuits. I also have a black one I got at Old Navy last summer!
During the day relaxing time/spa: The gray shorts above are from Nordstrom and quite possibly the most comfortable shorts I have ever put on. Between that and a ton of Lululemon items I am covered for lounging and relaxing either in our room, on the balcony, around the ship or in the Spa. Oh yes, there will be a spa day! My favorite Lululemon pieces to lounge in are the swiftly tech racer back tanks, tracker shorts and loose long sleeves.
Night time fun/dinners: We have two formal nights on the ship, as well as 5 semi formal nights. I purchased 4 dresses for the trip. Two of the ones above and 2 others. All from Nordstrom. I also plan to use a few dresses I already had. The Lilly Pulitzer one above screamed cruise to me. The pattern is so fun and playful! The longer dress is great for a formal night. This dress here is also a fabulous formal night dress. I love the black lace.
Accessories: For a trip like this I honestly didn’t pack too many accessories. One small cross body purse, a tote for day time, 2 pairs of earrings that go with pretty much anything, one necklace, and one pair of classic sunglasses. I also packed a wrap because I hear the deck can get cool at night. These things can all be interchanged so easily with every outfit. I think the key is packing accessories that are subtle enough and also go with everything.
Of course I have sun screen, my iPad, bug spray, and all the essential toiletries.
Have you been on a cruise? Is there something I am missing from my cruise packing list?