May 18, 2024

Happy Travel & Tour

Specialists Travel & Tours

10 things you need to pack for your next cruise vacation

10 things you need to pack for your next cruise vacation

I’ll let you in on a secret. I love cruises! The endless food options and live entertainment sets the stage for fun. Whether you already booked a cruise or are thinking about it, there is an assortment of adventures for everyone. Many cruises have a wide range of activities for children, which is great for parents looking for a break. From pools and water slides to educational pursuits, there’s something to keep the kiddos busy. For adults, there are a plethora of selections as well. 

According to studies, cruise vacations are bouncing back in popularity. The wonderful thing about your journey is the ability to stop at different ports and explore the area. Most cruises allow for a half a day to a full day to meander the local region, which is a good opportunity to pick up some souvenirs. Here are some items we recommend for your getaway.

Sun protection

Banana Boat® Sport Ultra SPF – $12

Banana Boat Sport Ultra Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 65, 8oz

You’ll be exposed to plenty of sun while on a cruise, so be sure to bring good sun protection, like Banana Boat® Sport Ultra SPF 65. It’s perfect for outdoor activities and is lightweight and breathable, so it won’t clog your pores.

A formal dinner

Mac Duggal’s Floral Embroidered Sleeveless Gown $398 

Floral Embroidered Sleeveless A Line Gown

On formal nights, get all decked out in a stunning Mac Duggal Floral embroidered gown. The elegant mesh design and flattering silhouette is sure to wow. For those that aren’t sure about long dresses, this brand also has a full collection of short dresses that also put on the pizzazz. 

Comfortable slides

ECCO Women’s Corksphere Ankle Strap Sandal – $82

ECCO Women's Corksphere Ankle Sandal

An easy pull-on sandal, ECCO Women’s Corksphere Ankle Strap Sandal offers ample support and traction. The footbed molds to your foot for added comfort. Stylish and fashionable, this shoe is great worn by the pool or for a casual lunch.

Luxury wrap 

Gobi Women’s Midi Length Cable Cardigan – $275

Organic Color Midi Length Cable Cardigan

Don’t forget to bring something warm for cooler nights. Gobi’s Midi Length Cable Cardigan offers sophisticated style and warmth. Made of lightweight organic cashmere, it’s the ultimate cover-up. Versatile and functional, it’s a great wrap for dinners and afternoon lounging.

Casual shorts

SITKA Gear Men’s Everyday Territory Shorts $89

SITKA Gear Men's Everyday Territory Shorts

This performance short is casual and made of a quick-drying fabric. The stretch weave allows for comfort and mobility. Great for poolside, outdoor jaunts, and dinner dates, SITKA’s Everyday Territory Shorts for Men are a staple for your list.

A flirty tank

JJ  Winks Camera Ready Top – $118

Camera Ready Top

The JJ  Winks Camera Ready Top is a great layering piece, whether paired back to a jacket or cardigan or worn alone. Choose from four neutral colors that work with solid and pattern bottoms. The double-layered front offers added coverage and comfort.

A fun beach tote

Vera Bradley Women’s Cotton Vera Tote Bag – $84

Vera Bradley Vera Tote Bag

With over 20 patterns to choose from, the Vera Bradley’s Cotton Tote Bag is a great cruise bag. It offers six interior pockets that allow for easy organization. Best of all, it’s machine-washable and easy to clean. Lightweight and roomy, this is one bag that does it all. 

One piece swimsuit

Carve Designs Women’s Beacon Full One Piece Swimsuit – $62

Carve Designs Women's Standard Beacon One Piece

This one-piece bathing suit is not only great for coverage, it’s also machine washable with a 50+ UPF. Carve Designs One Piece Swimsuit is an athletic suit that’s great for active pursuits in addition to sitting poolside with a good book.

Cross trainers

HOKA Clifton 8 Sneakers $140 to $187

HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 8 Mens Shoes

HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 8 Womens Shoes

With all the delicious foods cruise vacations are known for, you’ll want to stay active and bring  HOKA One One Clifton Sneakers for some active endeavors. With a durable sole and interior foam padding for extra cushioning, these sneakers will keep you going when workouts get tough.

An elegant necklace

Holly Yashi’s Field of Gold Necklace – $80

Holly Yashi’s beautifully hand-crafted jewelry is an essential for your getaway. With its simple design and refined aesthetic, the Fields of Gold piece matches nearly every outfit.