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Cruise Packing List

Fashion · Travel · January 29, 2016

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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?

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  • 30 thoughts on “Cruise Packing List

    1. Kristin Cook

      Love that pretty maxi-dress! I would love to go on another cruise and eat all the yummy foods, bask in the sun, and take in the beauty of the islands! Have an amazing time (or put me in your suite case…that works too).

    2. Simi

      Love the white coverall. Think of taking a cruise later this year. This is gonna come in handy. I cannot wait to read about your adventures.

    3. Beth

      I love your choices! I would recommend that you make sure your shoes for the formal nights are comfortable, especially since you will be wearing them for several nights in a short amount of time.

    4. Danielle Greco

      This makes me want to go on another vacation!! I really want to go on the cruise ship, oasis of the sea! It looks amazing. Ok, you can’t go wrong with Kendra Scott earrings! So cute!
      Danielle Greco-

    5. Sandy Mangis

      I would love to go on a cruize, but the one I want to go on is in Alaska, not sure if the swimsuits would be the thing I would take. If I only had the body to wear them. That was many many years ago.


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