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6 cruise-approved sun hats you can buy at Walmart — all under $16!

6 cruise-approved sun hats you can buy at Walmart — all under $16!

Looking forward to a cruise you have coming up this summer? Good for you! Cruises make great getaways because you often get to visit multiple destinations. Even better, many of your meals are included, so you can spend money on the things that matter... like souvenirs at all the cool places you dock.

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Packing for a cruise isn't something you should do the night before. If you want to be prepared, you need to think ahead and make a shopping list. Several different outfits with coordinating sandals are essential for the different activities, and so is a sizeable sun hat that protects your face from the sun's rays. The heat can be intense by the pool or on the boat's top deck, so you shouldn't leave your room without a good hat.

If you don't already have a go-to sun hat you love wearing, head over to Walmart. I was recently shopping for a topper for an upcoming vacation, and I was pleasantly surprised to find so many great styles I'm excited to wear all summer long. The best part? I could buy multiple because the prices are so good — I'm talking cute hats starting at just $5! Don't believe me? Check out the six cruise-ready picks below.

The large brim on this hat will provide lots of cover from the sun when you're walking around outside on the boat. One Walmart shopper said, "This hat is a perfect size" while another added "It provides the perfect amount of coverage."

$10 at Walmart

If you want a hat that has a bit of a lower profile, go with a bucket style. Shoppers at Walmart give this one 4.9 out of 5 stars, and it's already sold out in one color, which means the black is sure to go quickly, too.

$15 at Walmart

Yes, this crisp, clean white sun hat is really less than $10 and shockingly, it currently has a perfect 5 out of 5 star rating. People who purchased this topper say it's lightweight, fits nicely and isn't scratchy on their head.

$9 at Walmart

Okay, there's absolutely no reason not to nab this cool fedora while it's on sale for just $5. It's available in tan and white, and can be worn with lots of different summer outfits including dresses and matching pant sets.

$5 at Walmart

On the hunt for a sun hat that looks a little different than everyone else's? This two-tone style definitely fits the bill. The interwoven white and tan threads make it extra unique, ensuring your face is shaded in style.

$16 at Walmart

A best seller at Walmart, this classic straw hat is a style you can wear year after year. It's an especially great pick for a cruise because you can tie the interior string around your chin to keep it in place in windy conditions. Genius, right?

$5 at Walmart

Want to save even more? Make sure you’re signed up for Walmart+. It’s easy to sign up for your free 30-day trial here. You’ll get free shipping and grocery delivery, savings on gas and prescriptions, exclusive access to major deals, and more. (And by the way, those without Walmart+ still get free shipping on orders of $35 or more.)