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What to Pack for a Cruise

There are practical things you’ll need for a cruise (a camera, dry bags, motion sickness medication). Then there's everything else—a super cute swimsuit, comfortable sandals, a cool pair of shades. And because the hardest decision after picking where to go is what to wear, our style editors have done the hard work for you and selected 17 pieces that will work for all your cruising needs, from day trips to pool lounging and formal evenings. Bon voyage!

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J.Crew Plunge V-neck One Piece Swimsuit

Make a splash on the pool deck with this classic striped one-piece, featuring a sexy plunge V-neck.

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Mara Hoffman + Net Sustain Francesca Hemp Wrap Dress

For a stylish formal wear look, slip into this flirty wraparound number.

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Madewell The Boardwalk Sandals

These lace-up sandals from Madewell go with everything, so packing light is easy.

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Faithfull The Brand Lou Lou Mini Dress

This mini dress is a casual-chic option for day or night.

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H&M Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Guard from the sun (and look good doing it).

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Dôen The Jane Gathered Blouse

How dreamy is Dôen's Jane blouse?! The gathered top is lightweight and breezy, perfect for cruising.

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Mara Hoffman Dita Pants

These cream striped Mara Hoffman pants scream summertime chic.

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H&M Net Bag

Toss everything you need for an afternoon by the pool into this net bag. It's roomy enough for your shades, towel, sunscreen, water bottle, and a great book.

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Rodin Luxury Lip & Cheek Oil

On your cruise, the last thing you want to worry about is makeup. That's why Rodin's double-duty oil comes in handy, delivering a fresh pop of color to lips and cheeks with just one product.

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SUPERGOOP! Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40

Stay safe from the sun without harming the environment by using a mineral SPF, like the Zincscreen from cult-favorite brand Supergoop!.

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St. Agni Women's Bunto Woven Leather Mules

These woven leather mules mold to your feet, so they'll stay comfy for long afternoons exploring off the ship.

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The Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller

An engrossing beach read for lazy afternoons in the sun.

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Oceano Straw Hat

This floppy brim hat adds a bohemian touch.

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H&M Embroidered Cover up Tunic

Throw this embroidered cover-up over your swimsuit for effortless pool style.

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Roxanne Assoulin Patchwork Set of Twelve Bracelets

Instead of overpacking, let your accessories do the talking.

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Dragon Diffusion Nantucket Woven Leather Basket Bag

This handwoven braided leather bag is perfect for day activities.

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