Headed on a Cruise? Here's What to Pack


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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.