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Packing for a cruise can be tough. You need dressy items for the ship’s formal nights, casual looks for island-hopping excursions, and plenty of Instagrammable swimsuits for lounging by the pool. Unfortunately, cruise ships have notoriously small rooms, so there isn’t space to store your entire wardrobe. Clearly, packing smart is so key, and that’s where we come in. These 14 pieces are versatile, adorable, and perfect for all kinds of cruise activities.
Whether it’s a cozy cardigan that will go with everything or a bathing suit that can double as a bodysuit, make sure your suitcase is filled with items that can be easily mixed and matched to be reworn in different ways. Packing versatile pieces will not only keep your tiny space less cluttered, it will also save space in your suitcase for plenty of souvenir shopping. From comfy matching sets to sleek swimwear and stylish accessories, we’ve rounded up the items you need to grab to ensure smooth sailing on your next cruise. We’re particularly eyeing a matching knit set that can double as a coverup or loungewear, and a comfortable pair of slides you’ll want to wear everywhere. Keep on reading to shop our picks!
— Additional reporting by India Yaffe