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Cruises are awesome for many reasons. One of those reasons being everything is included! You go to bed, and the next day, you're someplace new! Food, (most) drinks, accommodations, entertainment, pool, and transportation are included. Everything you need for a great vacay. Sure there are some cruises that are better than others, but overall, I love to cruise. I'll share with you here some awesome adventures and cruises to try, along with some cruise wear to take with you.

Celebrity Cruises' Mediterranean cruise ship in the early morning Santorini Caldera

Out of all the cruises I've tried, I'll just share my top favorite stops. Celebrity Cruises pictured here was one of my faves. Not only was the ship huge and really nice, the staff was super nice and friendly. The dinners were delicious and oh so fancy, the accommodations were nice, and the excursions were great. One of the more expensive cruise lines, but you get your money's worth. I did the Mediterranean cruise which started off in Rome, then took off to Athens, a handful of Greek Islands including Mykonos, Santorini, and Rhodes. We also made a stop in Turkey, Sicily and back to Rome (not necessarily in that order). Celebrity Cruise had an older crowd, which for me was awesome. I'm not exactly a fan of traveling with children so if you're like me, this is your cruise line.

We did a 10 day cruise, so if you plan on doing this, pack plenty of clothes! I'm usually a fan of packing light, but in this case, you'll need to bring plenty. I recommend two outfits per day. One casual fit for excursions and exploring during the day, then a nicer dressier outfit for night. Most cruises offer formal nights, usually one or two nights depending on the length of the cruise. So plan on bringing 2 formal outfits, a nice formal dress usually does the trick. Men, if your on the celebrity ship and it calls for formal, a jacket is in order. The cruise website will usually let you know what the dress code is. Here is some outfit inspo, brought to you by poshmark of course!

For one of the nights, I donned this lovely Victoria Secret Moda International maxi, perfect cruise wear.

Moda International Maxi, Poshmark.com/closet/mkt81

Now some people got really fancy with it and had on elegant ball gowns and such. That's not really my style. I'm more of a sexy cute person myself. So depending on your style, you may go fancier or a bit more casual. Women have way more flexibility. As long as you have on a dress or pant suit, your'e fine.

Some more great cruise dresses below...

Sue Wong Silk Dress, https://poshmark.com/closet/usewearwant

lovely Lilly Pulitzer dress, great for a casual dinner https://poshmark.com/closet/usewearwant

Now during the day, you'll def want comfy walking shoes, shorts or easy summer dresses, hat and a roomy tote to carry all your souvenirs. :) Also depending on the type of excursion, you made need your bathing suit or more active wear. I'm not too much of an adventurer, so my fits tend to be bathing suit, shorts, tank, and flip flops, and hat of course.

Case in point, this lovely casual fit. Blurry pic from sunblocky fingers. :)

CIty touring in Saint Marten, Carnival cruises. Shorts, tank, hat n flip flops - easy breezy

you'll want a good pair of sunglasses, not too expensive in my opinion in case you happen to fall while paddleboarding. Just sayin, not that I've done that...

Like these great Allure Genesis glasses


And don't forget your hat! a must while exploring the streets of Mykonos

Like this simple yet lovely beach hat, only $8!!


Souvenire shopping through the winding, colorful streets of Mykonos

Now maybe doing a self-guided walking tour of San Juan, Puerto Rico is more your style.

This was another cruise I did a few years back on Carnival Cruises. A great 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise starting in San Juan, and stopping in St. Thomas, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Martin, shoot I forget where else, but it was amazing! And one of my favorite cruises. Beautiful islands and great beach time. Did I mention the rum?

checking out some cool forts in San Juan, trucker hat, backpack and shorts

You'll def want some comfy sneaks, and a little backpack to lug your money, snacks and sunblock.

exploring the cobblestone streets of San Juan

perfect casual cruise shorts from Old Navy, great for excursion days Poshmark.com/closet/lovemeagooddeal

You can be sporty or fancy with it when picking out backpacks or travel totes. My personal opinion, less is more. Pack light! That is always my moto. You don't want to be weighed down with a heavy bag when exploring. Also I like to look "cheap" when traveling abroad. the last thing you want to do is attract unnecessary attention to yourself and be a target for pick pocketers. That's just my 2 cents ;) Everyone has a different preference when traveling. I tend to explore on my own so staying low key, is well, key.

Adidas Originals Santiago Mini Backpack perfect for travel https://poshmark.com/closet/rolinanina

Now you'll most likely have days at sea, so chillin pool side with a mai tai, you'll need a great swimsuit and cover up. And you're on vacation! So sexy it up with this floral cheeky two piece.


Pair with some strappy floral sandals...


and top off with a lovely chic kimono...


For other casual nights on the ship, or for checking out the on board disco or piano bar, try a romper!


Tory Burch flip flops, perfect for the beach or pool poshmark.com/closet/sherihen

On to makeup. Yes, keep that after sun glow with this travel size Amazonian Clay 12 hour blush by Tarte. Save on space with the multipurpose Kiss & Smink The Everything Stick

Use on lips, lids and cheeks.



Planning for 2 outfits a day, a couple of swimsuits, cover ups, and plenty of shoes, you should be good. The length of your trip will also make a difference on how much you bring. Throw in a light shawl for breezy evenings. Keep in mind these are all tropical hot weather locals. I have yet to explore cold areas, so packing for those will be way different.

As I mentioned, my top 2 cruises were the Celebrity Cruises Mediterranean trip and Carnival's Eastern Caribbean cruise. Excellent ports and stops. Some lovely pics below for you to browse. Let me know if you have any questions about any of these stops. Happy travels!

The town of Oia Santorini, one of the most stunning places ever. Explore this city of blue and white.

Wine lovers, stop at the Santo Wines Winery to enjoy a scenic view with a tasting.

Stop off in Mykonos to check out the windmills

visit the city of Sorrento in South Italy, beautiful charming coastal town

check out the low flying planes as they land at Maho beach in Saint Martin

enjoy some sun and caribbean breeze near Reggae beach in St. Kitts

the quaint port at St. Lucia. Looking for an excursion? I recommend the boat ride with stop at the clay mud baths and waterfall

boat ride coming into St. Lucia. Absolutely stunning

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