What to Wear on a Cruise: The Essential Packing List

Cruise season is still upon us. Check out our latest blog post on what to pack when gearing up for a cruise trip as well as helpful tips on how to stay sun safe.
woman on a cruise

Cruise season is still upon us and for all of you vacationers out there gearing up for your big trip, we'd like to remind you of what to pack. 

To make your next cruise a breeze to pack for, we went ahead and provided some inspiration on the best cruise outfit ideas for women, men, and children. We also added an essential cruise packing list as well. Read on to learn more - and take notes!

Essential Cruise Packing List for the Entire Family

Clothing will make up the bulk of what you will pack on this trip. We'd like to remind you to make sure to pack clothing with a high UPF rating. With so many different scenarios to dress for on a cruise, it’s helpful to bring a combination of causal and formal attire.

Of course, how much clothing you need to pack depends on how many days you’ll be at sea. It's okay to wear the same outfit twice on a cruise, and cruise ships will also have shopping areas on board too. 

For a 7 day cruise, we recommend bringing 3 to 5 outfits for each member in your family/party.

Cruise Accessories

Here are some must-have cruise accessories we recommend bringing onboard:

Cruise Clothing

Personal Items

  • Passport
  • Wallet
  • Phone and phone charger
  • Lap top and charger
  • Medication
  • Ear plugs
  • Eye mask
  • Tooth brush and tooth paste 
  • Lotion
  • Hair supplies (shampoo, conditioner, hair ties, headbands etc.)
  • Perfume/cologne
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine products
  • Makeup
  • Waterproof phone case
  • Beach bag

Items for Babies and Kids

Cruise Outfit Ideas for Ladies

Boat Cruise Dresses

Boat Cruise Cover-Ups

Boast Cruise Shirts

Cruise Outfit Ideas for Men 

Cruise Clothing for Babies and Kids

Tips on Staying Sun Safe on a Cruise

Remember that while it's nice to realx under the sun on deck, you still need to take precuations to keep you and your loved ones safe from UV rays while on vacation. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind: 

Be sure to browse our collections for more sun-protective clothing and swimwear inspiration for your next cruise.