Cruise Diva's FOCUS
Cruise Fashion & Smart Packing
I packed for a
15-night cruise using just one airline regulation size rolling carry
on bag and a backpack-style purse. Once on board the ship, I
demonstrated to my fellow passengers how I accomplished it. Before I
began, they expressed skepticism. Then I began unpacking that small
carry on suitcase and immediately had a room full of believers.
In that rolling bag
and lightweight backpack was the entire wardrobe I NEEDED for a
lengthy cruise. What's more, I had choices and I always felt
fashionably attired. As an added benefit, I didn't have to worry
about my luggage being lost—I had everything with me.
You don't have to go
to the extreme of packing everything in one carry on, but you can
use the same principles to pack less and stretch your wardrobe. Pick
a basic color and build your cruise ensembles around it. Add a
neutral color to mix in and an accent color for a bit of flair.
Viola! You can probably get by with just one pair of evening shoes!!
Get ready to pack less
and still be well dressed. Here's how...
Narrow down your
cruise wardrobe selections a bit by following this advice from the New
York Post --
"There's lots to choose from...
designers including Calvin Klein and Tom Ford predicted the move
toward subdued party clothes."
Following is a
quick look at what's in and out:
Matte jersey and silk
High, demure collars
Simple jewelry (pearls)
Shiny, sheer fabrics
Necklines cut down-to-there
Sequins and rhinestones
Practical Clothing & Packing Information from Cruise Diva:
- Where you'll
find the clothing & accessories preferred by veteran cruisers.
Browse their reversible outfits and online specials.
- THE source for smart and stylish travel
clothing, polos, shorts, swimwear, luggage, accessories & more
for the entire family.
for Secure Travel:
the choice of serious travelers
Your Checked Luggage: Organize!!! Using
packing organizers makes things much easier if security should need
to check inside your bag. If you pack with Eagle Creek Pack-It Cubes
or Pack-It Folders, it is easy for authorities to inspect
bit-by-bit, rather than riffling through a whole pile of clothes. If
you can find problem items quickly, you'll be able to finish an
Your Carry-on: Take less stuff. Expect to have your
carry-on bags thoroughly searched and take as few things as possible.
Put all your little essentials, like 3-oz. containers of liquids and
gels, inside a one-quart zipper top plastic bag and tuck it into an
easily accessible pock of your larger tote or cabin bag--you'll have
to take it out and put it through the x-ray machine separately.
find it's easier to choose a bag without lots of small pockets to
empty and reload in the event your carry-on is selected for the full
of FOCUS Features