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What to Pack for a Cruise

If you’re breaking away from the mainland on a cruise, you’re going to be spending lots of time in the sun, with plenty of swimming and lounging around. But you’ll have to pack more than a bathing suit. Don’t forget all of the indoor activities, including nighttime entertainment and dining, plus any excursions you might be taking.


Get out your suitcase, because it’s time to layer in the essentials as well as the fun extras. Luckily, Cabana Life designs versatile UPF 50+ fashion so you can stay protected without stopping by the suite to change from the pool and piano bar (and you’ll still be the best-dressed guest!) Plus, the wrinkle-resistant fabrics make it perfect for traveling & easy wear with no ironing needed! 


Start With a Suit

A few fun swimsuits are in order for your next cruise. Ours keep you sun safe with UPF 50+ fabric for added peace of mind.


Depending on the length of your vacation, we recommend that you bring at least 2 sun safe swimsuits on your cruise:


Something Sensible

Fisher Island Halter Tankini Top

When you’re not sure exactly what each day will look like, a versatile suit that adapts to any occasion is your best bet. The Fisher Island Halter Tankini Top has a supportive top with removable cups, making it practical for every activity. Pair it with a Navy Classic Swim Skirt to hop from the pool to the bar with ease. Cabana customers have also paired our versatile tankini tops with jeans and pants. 


Something Sporty

Navy Belted Unisuit

For those times when you’re going to be playing more than lounging, choose a sun safe swim style that moves with you. The Navy Belted Unisuit keeps everything contained whether you’re surfing or stretching. Stay out all day with maximum coverage so that you can also maximize your fun. 


Something Sexy

Woman wearing Windermere Ruffle Bikini Top

Whether you’re on a romantic honeymoon or girls trip, bring along a fluttery, feminine suit, like the Windermere Ruffle Bikini Top and Bottom or Naples One Shoulder One Piece. This style stays put with adjustable straps and provide UPF 50+ coverage, so you’ll be able to wear them for just about any activity. 


Something Fun

Naples Reversible Bikini Top

We offer reversible tankinis and bikinis for 4 looks in one! The Naples Reversible Triangle Bikini Top and Bottoms feature two coordinated prints you can mix and match. Plus, beaded tassels on the ties add a unique detail to this suit! Pair the whole family in your fave printed swimwear styles for the ultimate picture moment. 


Something Simple

White/Navy Trim Terry Tunic

Our terry tunics feature a soft & sun safe terry cloth fabric for ultimate comfort at the pool or beach. This cover up features a classic trim detail for an effortlessly easy look. 

Finish With Some Flair

There will be times on the ship that you’ll have to cover up your suit. Most of the activities on board require some type of casual clothing. But you can be ultra comfy and ready for any adventure if you bring outfits that multitask. 


These are our favorite styles for cruising because they look great indoors and out, and they’re easy to slip on over a suit. Plus, they dry quickly if you don’t have much time between the pool and dinner, and they let you move freely during sunrise yoga or on the tennis court.


Microfiber Shorts

These are in a category of their own because they are that versatile. They go with everything, feel like a whisper against your skin and provide sun safe coverage. Because they have an incorporated swim panty, they won’t shift, bunch or ride up. The Black Microfiber Shorts also come in navy & white – you might want to get them all because you’ll want to wear them every day.


Long Sleeves and Pants

White Sport Zip Polo

One of the best things about a cruise is the ocean breeze. Prepare for changes in the weather with a Sport Zip Polo. Made of our signature sun protective material, this shirt helps you stay cool in the sun and warm in the shade. 

Coral Gables Palazzo Pants

And you can never go wrong with Palazzo Pants. These are roomy enough to slip into when you’re still in your bathing suit, but you can wear them well into the night.


Sun Safe Dresses

Sun safe dresses serve so many functions. Wear them as a beach cover up or throw your hair up and take them out on the town. 

Coral Geo Off The Shoulder Dress

The Coral Geo Off the Shoulder Dress is the top pick for shopping, dining out or sipping drinks on the balcony. It’s so flattering that you won’t want to take it off (which is great, because it keeps you sun safe). Prepare for compliments in our #1 best-selling dress! 

Coastal Cottage Cabana Shift Dress

Want more coverage and just as much style? The Coastal Cottage Cabana Shift Dress is fabulous, as evidenced by its sleek silhouette, lightweight fabric and functional front pocket. 

West Indies Sleeveless Tunic Dress

The West Indies Sleeveless Tunic Dress glides on easily and looks fresh by the beach or in the bar.


Relax and Pack With Cabana Life

Fill your suitcase with Cabana Life for your next cruise for a go-with-the-flow vacation. You’ll look your best with our wrinkle-resistant fabric, which looks flawless right out of your luggage. Plus, all of our fabric dries quickly and feels luxurious against your skin. You know that’s important after a long day in the sun. 


And speaking of the sun, Cabana Life features UPF 50+ fabrics, which block 98% of the sun’s harmful UVA & UVB rays.


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