The Best Things to Pack on a Cruise and Why

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The Best Things to Pack on a Cruise and Why
Make sure to protect yourself from the sun's rays. The promenade decks are completely open and there is little shade or protection from the sun. Maxi dresses are great for staying cool, while protecting your legs from harsh sunlight.
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We love this surf vest - perfect for the pool and for a day at the beach when your boat docks.
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In warmer climates, pack pants that are cropped and light. These skimmer pants from J.Crew are perfect for staying cool and looking chic.
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It's important to wear appropriate shorts on a cruise ship. Short shorts may bring unwanted attention which is why these 7" chino shorts are a perfect compromise.
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There is certain etiquette on most cruise ships and walking around in your bathing suit is frowned upon. Instead, wear this gorgeous Marc Jacobs bathing suit cover-up!
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Sunglasses are key on any cruise ship especially warm weather cruises. It's important to find the right amount of tint that will protect your eyes from UV light while still looking fashionable.
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These sandals are the perfect mix of comfortable and cute. With a small heel, you can wear these by the ship's pool right into a nice dinner.
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Shield your eyes and scalp with this gorgeous hat by Eugenia Kim. The scalp is the #1 place for sun burns to occur and is often forgotten when applying sunscreen.
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Scarves are perfect for the transition from day to night. Throw a scarf around your shoulders (while wearing your maxi dress) and you'll instantly feel warmer on the deck of the ship.
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Spring approaching marks the unofficial start to cruise season. Millions will arrive on coastal cities across the country embarking on tropical, scenic, and relaxing vacations. With limited space, packing for a cruise can be incredibly challenging, which is why we've got a few tips on how to packing light and more efficiently.

Pack items that are easily convertible. Dresses are perfect for keeping cool during the day and when night falls you can easily throw a scarf over your shoulders in lieu of a bulky sweater. Make sure to pack shoes you can wear all day. We suggest a sandal with a small heel that are comfortable, yet chic.

Click through our picks for the best items to pack on your cruise vacation and learn quick tips to make your trip even more enjoyable.

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