Cruise 101: These 15 Items Are a Must

Nothing screams getaway more than a cruise. Whether you decide to sail away from your problems under the blue skies of the Caribbean, among the chilly yet still breathtaking views of Alaska, or wherever your cruise of choice takes you, a whole week with unlimited food, drinks, and zero obligations while exploring new countries is heaven sent no matter the destination. However, when it comes to packing, it can get tricky. If you focus too much on the pools and suntanning, you’ll underpack for the nightly events, and if you focus too much on what you’re going to wear once you arrive at each and every destination, then you might forget basic staples.

Don’t fret though. Who What Wear is here to help. All you have to do is keep on reading and scrolling to find our cruise 101, aka a packing list with 15 items that are must haves for any cruise. From a handful of frocks that will look great on the beach, the deck, or a ballroom to shoes that will most likely give you weird tan lines and trusty denim pieces that will save your life (and outfits) more than once, keep on reading so you can start relaxing even before you step foot on the cruise. PS: Don’t expect to find a swimwear section. Swimsuits are like underwear; you have to take them with you to a cruise or else!


No matter if you're going on a cruise in Alaska or the Carribean, you need a few trusty outerwear pieces that you'll wear on the deck, during a cruise night show, or simply to finish off your look. 

Can't go anywhere without a denim jacket. 

Who said jackets needed to be neutral? 


All hail denim when it comes to cruise outfits. A good pair of high-rise jeans and shorts go a long way thanks to their versatility and effortlessness. You can count on them to pair nicely with all your swimsuits.


Sure, you can't forget your flip-flops, but you also have to consider heels. Yes, heels because you can't wear your kicks or sandals for the captain's dinner on a cruise.

A heel you can bare with no matter how much you dance. 

Bring along a simple yet elevated pair of sandals. 


From flowy beach dresses to more formal frocks, make sure you pack a variety of dresses that will suit all your cruise activities. 

You'll stun everyone at the captain's dinner. 


Since you're most likely packing light, make sure you take the right accessories to complement all your dresses, denim pieces, and outerwear. From a trusty pair of sunnies, a stylish beach bag, and simple yet stylish jewelry, these pieces will elevate your looks but not take up too much room in your suitcase. 

Not as extra as the Jacquemus hat, but it works just as well.

Need a trusty carry- on? We got you covered.