The two biggest things to consider when packing for a cruise: where you’re cruising (tropical or arctic) and on what ship you’re sailing. As for me, last week my friends and I did 3-nights, 2-1/2 days to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean.
Most cruise lines including Royal Caribbean have at least one formal/semi-formal night, even on a very short cruise. I personally think it pretty nice. You can of course choose not to go, but to me its fun to have a chance to dress up a bit.
So my very first tropical cruise called for a very special formal night outfit.
I paired the dress with neutral multi-tone accessories all thrifted. My friend Tabetha got so sick of hearing me say “Value Village” every time she asked where I got a certain item of my wardrobe. LOL. But I say YAY for thrifting!
Since I don’t have links to the items I did wear, I created this little Polyvore set to give you an idea of how you might style it.
For some great tips on What to Pack when cruising, check out this article from USA Today Travel.