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What to Wear Onboard

By HannahFriday 03rd October 2014

What to Wear Onboard


Recently, we asked our fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter a few questions about what they wear on holiday. We were inundated with fantastic replies, and decided to use their insider knowledge to create a helpful guide on what to wear and pack. From top essentials to stylish accessories, here we cover everything you’ll need to know for your next holiday. So, take note and start packing your case today.


What to pack first

What to pack first
Packing can be a bit of a challenge, especially when you’re going somewhere different and new. However, just like any other holiday, a Royal Caribbean holiday doesn’t require anything out of the ordinary, but it’s always good to hear what others have as their number one necessity.
Apart from making sure they don’t forget their passport or underwear, when we asked our Facebook fans, everyone was set on their swimming costumes being the first thing they pack, and why wouldn’t you, especially when you think about the gorgeous weather, stunning beaches and pristine pools. Jenni Wallis states that she can’t go anywhere without her bikini, and Dean William Thomas always packs his Speedos first!
Don’t Forget: even the most devoted beach lover needs a change of scenery from time to time – make sure you pack your sports gear and trainers so you can hit the gym, take a yoga class, scale the rock wall or go for a sunrise run on the top deck jogging track.

Your poolside accessories

Your poolside accessories
When the sun is beaming down on the deck as you sail across the Caribbean Sea, your poolside accessories become a big part of your holiday, so it’s important to know what to bring.
On top of the obvious choice of a towel and a pair of good sunglasses, an ice cold drink was right at the top of our list. And who can blame them, there’s nothing better than sitting back with a book in one hand and a delicious cocktail in the other – Lesley Pink couldn’t agree more, adding that all she needs is the “cocktail of the day and a good book.” 
Don’t Forget: bring a cover up like a kaftan or a sundress to easily chuck over your swimsuit when you want to head indoors for a bite to eat. When you’re not swimming or sunbathing, you’ll want comfortable casuals like shorts and a t-shirt.

Essential items you can’t holiday without

While packing for your holiday, it’s always good to know what essentials you’ll need. Once again we looked to our eager holiday makers, asking for their top tips on what they can’t survive a trip without.
Some people spoke about their favourite outfits for a glamourous evening at sea. On Quantum Class ships, if you love getting dressed up, you can take advantage of The Grande restaurant, where every night is a luxurious step into history, celebrating the days gone by. Imagine yourself in the golden era of jazz and cocktails, as you sample classic dishes such as Beef Wellington or Chicken a l’Orange.
Ann Flowerdew says that she always packs her “7 year old daughter’s party dresses, as she loves any excuse for dressing up.” We love dressing up too, from elegant evening frocks to full on fancy dress!
The men onboard agreed too, with Kevin Locke adding that he always brings his “…kilt (Scottish attire) for the formal nights.” We love a bit of tradition, too.
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Don’t Forget: the morning after! Why not continue the luxury of the night before into the following morning and have a relaxing breakfast in bed or on your balcony, looking out over the beautiful sea. Be sure to pack your pyjamas and a dressing gown so you can dine in comfort. 

Feeling a little more prepared?

Armed with the insider knowledge of what to pack and wear, your holiday planning is now bound to get off to a smooth start. To find out more about what other people wear onboard, take a look at our cruising clothing myth buster.

Are you excited about your next holiday? Tell us about what you’re packing!

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