7 Essential Things a Woman Should Pack for a Luxury Cruise Trip

Cruise ship

Going on a luxury cruise trip is one of the best ways to explore more of the world and one of the greatest ways to splurge your hard-earned cash on, allowing you to travel in complete comfort, convenience, and style. However, if you forget to pack one more swimsuit or brought too many shoes, you can expect your trip to get ultimately ruined.

To help you enjoy your cruise and ensure you’re fully packed, here are seven essential things every woman needs for a luxury cruise trip:

Makeup and Hair Stuff

Luxury cruises emit glamour and sophistication, and to get the most out of the trip — you have to look your part. That’s why every woman needs to have their handy makeup bag during the trip. Make sure you pack your foundation, powder, waterproof mascaras, blush on, lipsticks, and eyebrow pencils.

Although most cruise lines provide hairdryers, most don’t have a hair straightener, curler, or round brush, so ensure you bring this if you’re concerned with styling your hair and looking good at all the parties.


Make sure you bring at least two swimsuits as they usually take a while to dry out, and if you’re eager to swim after dinner or an intense workout having a spare can help out a lot. You can bring more, depending on how much you plan on swimming.


Sunscreen will dictate how well you’re going to enjoy your time at sea while on a cruise trip. It’s best to bring sunscreen with at least 30 SPF to ensure you get appropriate protection and avoid having to spend the rest of your time on the cruise trip nursing a bad sunburn. If you have fairer skin, opt for a higher SPF rating.


For your footwear, only pack the three absolute essentials: flip-flops, walking shoes, and evening shoes. Having these three by your side ensures you get to give your feet the right style and comfort for different events. When choosing evening shoes, avoid using stilettos as it doesn’t mix well with water and a moving boat, opt for wedges instead.

An Evening Bag

Although bringing regular purses can be convenient, these usually don’t go well with formal evening events. Fortunately, small evening clutches can provide you the same sophistication minus the bulk. It can store all the necessities, including a cruise key card, lipstick, and phone, allowing you to enjoy the night with style and comfort.

Cocktail Dresses

Most luxury cruise lines hold a special formal event (cruise elegant) for adult guests. Although you may wear evening gowns and other iconic outfits, it’s usually not worth the hassle in packing, and most get wrinkled up. That’s why it’s best to go for the less formal cocktail attire and choose a flirty and fun dress that’s comfortable for a fun and memorable night. It’s wise to pack at least two cocktail dresses to ensure you look your best during these special events.

Beach hat

Floppy Straw Hat

Finally, no cruise trip is complete with a classic floppy straw hat. This wide-brimmed and stylish hat makes the perfect cruise statement piece and gives you the much-needed extra layer of protection from the sun.

Cruises are undoubtedly one of the best vacation trips you can go on as it allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds: seeing numerous destinations and attractions — and sticking to luxurious accommodation, enjoying tasty food, and comforts every night. Complete the experience by packing the things mentioned to enjoy, look your best, and get the most out of the cruise trip.

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