Cruises are the vacation for a certain type of traveler: someone who wants to have all the activities planned, see a few places in one go, and get in lots of time to relax. And if you’ve got a cruise on the horizon but can’t decide what to pack, you’ve come to the right place.
Cruise-ship rooms are typically on the small side, and the contents of your suitcase should also be more pared-back. That means no oversize luggage (and no extra pieces you won’t end up wearing anyway). The important thing is no bring pieces that are easy to mix and match—we’re talking versatile dresses, sandals that can be worn with multiple outfits, and swimsuits you won’t ever want to take off. So relax and set your worries aside—we’ve rounded up a top-notch cruise packing list.
Ahead, see what our editors pack for a cruise, and shop some of our favorites pieces for any beach-bound vacation.
Pair with gold accessories for that bronzed-goddess look.
Wear with a black slip dress for a chic look.
The perfect silk dress for a fancier dinner at sea.
These versatile black sliders can easily be dressed up or down.
Accentuate your figure with this low scoop-neck bikini by Lisa Marie Fernandez.
Add a straw hat and head to the beach in this floral dress.
Wear over jeans or a summer dress.
Ditch your worn-out sandals for these stylish polka-dot sliders from Tabitha Simmons.
Add a little color to your vacation wardrobe with these cool cat-eye sunnies.
Catch some rays in this classic one-piece with mesh detailing.
This bag will keep your belongings safe as you shop antique stores all over the world.
Go playful with in white slip dress with a textured neckline.
This top pairs well with vintage denim or light-blue trousers.
Style with denim and kitten heels for a romantic look.
Pair with a simple white dress and block heels for a relaxing dinner.
The must-have accessory for every beach vacation.
This trendy tote will lock up all of your valuables.
Style with white sneakers for your globe-trotting adventures.
Just as blue as the ocean you'll be swimming in.
Mix up your bikini attire with this fun high-waist bottoms–and–halter top combo.