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What swimwear should you wear on a cruise?

It's almost time for your tropical cruise vacation. As you'll be spending most of your time in swimwear while enjoying balmy breezes and sipping cocktails on the boat, it's good to be strategic about what swimwear pieces you'll pack. Important points to remember while packing are to bring pieces that will keep you comfortable and stylish so that you can enjoy every moment of your next cruise adventure. Packing the perfect swimsuit and swimwear accessories will ready you for the best cruise vacation ever.

One-Piece Swimsuit

One-piece swimsuits are in, and there are so many styles to choose from this season. We recommend bringing at least two swimsuits on your cruise as. When picking your pieces, keep in mind the purpose for each one. You'll need a swimsuit for excursions like snorkeling or scuba diving and also swimsuits for lounging all day by the pool or beach and gazing out at the blue horizon. A one-piece does it all. One-pieces are also extremely versatile in that you can just slip on a pair of white linen pants over them for a chic summer outfit. You might also try a pair of women's Bermuda shorts or a flowing maxi skirt for an effortless outfit that can easily take you from the pool into the restaurant.

Opt for a one-piece with a plunging neckline to show a little more skin while naturally elongating your figure. If you want to enhance your hourglass shape, try a slimming one-piece that cinches at your waist for a flattering look. Our favorite cruise swimwear pick is a swimsuit with a lush floral print. Enjoy the bold punch of tropical colors that will make you look and feel like you were born for the beach life!

The Perfect Two-Piece

As we mentioned, it's best to pack at least two swimsuits for your cruise. In addition to the sleek style of your one-piece, you might also enjoy the freedom of a two-piece. For those days that find you happily confined to the pool or lounging on white sandy beaches, opt for your favorite two-piece style to better enjoy those tropical vibes. If you prefer a little modesty, go for a tankini bathing suit. Tankinis give you all the freedom of a two-piece while still rocking the coverage of a one-piece. If you love the feeling of sunny rays and beach breezes on your skin, then a bikini is for you. With the myriads of styles, colors, patterns, and cuts of bikinis, there is certainly one that is perfect for you. Try a high-waisted bikini bottom for some retro elegance that cinches your waist and keeps you feeling comfortable in the water. Opt for tropical prints to seriously embody those island vibes.

Rash Guard

Tropical cruise vacations are fun until someone gets sunburned. Don't let that someone be you! Regardless of your sensitivity to those strong tropical rays, it's best to keep your skin protected from any harmful UV rays. Between excursions and lounging by the pool, you will be spending loads of your cruise time in direct sunlight. Give your skin a little extra protection with a cute and chic rash guard. Practical and adorable, rash guards are a must-have for everyone going on a cruise. Pack rash guards for you and the whole family to protect your skin in the sun and stay warm after a nighttime swim. Designed to slip easily over your swimsuit, dry fast, and feel comfortable, a rash guard is a necessity for your cruise vacation packing list.

Beach Cover, Kaftan, or Kimono

Your tropical cruise wardrobe is not complete without the perfect coverup. Pack a versatile beach cover up that you can wear on or off the beach, and perhaps even to an evening event or cocktail party if styled right. For a different look, pack a kaftan-style coverup that easily slips on over your swimsuit, allowing for comfortable lounging or other cruise activities.

To add some extra glam, pack a flowing and voluminous kimono. Kimonos are elegant, chic, and utterly practical for your tropical cruise. In fact, pack more than one! Choose a sheer and gauzy white one to bring out your tan or a sleek black to wear easily into the evening. We also love bright colors and patterns that fit right in with the tropical vibes and that you can wear easily all day over your swimsuit. Let your inner bohemian beach goddess shine through in a flowy and effortless coverup that will take you from daytime to evening.

Add all these items to your swimwear packing list for your tropical cruise and you will be sure to feel amazing while also looking your absolute best.