Post # 1
My husband and I are preparing for our 12-night, 13-day Mediterranean cruise honeymoon with Celebrity Cruises (aboard the Equinox), for which we’ll be gone from May 6-20.
Our excitement for the trip is an understatement — we depart from Barcelona and go to Nice, Florence, Rome, Naples, Mykonos, Ephesus, Athens, Dubrovnik, and Venice, where we disembark. There are two at-sea-only days and three formal nights because it is a long cruise.
There are cruise packing lists ALL over the Internet, but I haven’t found a good one specifically for a Mediterranean cruise in May. I want to ensure that I don’t over- or under-pack (on my last cruise [Alaska], I over-packed), so I’m hoping to garner some tips on what I should pack for the Mediterranean from those of you who have done a similar itinerary during the same time of year. And if you’ve cruised aboard a Celebrity ship, even better.
Thank you all in advance!
Post # 3
The important thing to keep in mind is the weight limit for your airline.
There is no need to take an excessive amount of clothes on any vacation. You don’t know these people and will likely never see them again. Who cares if they see you wear the same outfit twice or even three times?
I always travel with black and white. Every piece goes with everything else. I can make innumerable outfits. A long blackskirt can be a daytime outfit with a T shirt,a bathing suit coverup,or worn with a sparkly top for evening wear.
The ship has laundry facilities.
Post # 4
definitely find outfits you can mix and match. Bring a few bold pieces of jewelry that will change the look of any outfit, plus some basic things – a light and dark cardigan, jeans, etc.
There are laundry facilities on the ship, so don’t worry about having distinct outfits that you can’t rewear!
Post # 5
We went to France and Italy last April. I was surprised how warm is was already in Nice and some of the places in Italy and I was wishing that I had brought shorts. Make sure that you have sweaters and long pants if you plan on visiting churches, their rules are pretty strick about dress code. As for the boat, I would just pack short and T-shirts and tank tops for normal days. For the formal night on our cruise, I packed dresses but I didn’t end up wearing them. I just wore a long black skirt with a nice halter or tank top and no one cared.
Post # 6
Definitely pack versatile clothing. Light weights skirts and dresses that can have a cardigan added for warmth, limit colors and patterns so that outfits can be mixed up.
Also, the biggest space saver is shoes. Bring only 1 pair of heels, a cute pair of flats that would be good for walking or dressed up, some flip flops, and that should be enough. I’ve personally never been on a cruise, but I’ve done a lot fo traveling and backpacking so I’m pretty good at packing light.
Post # 6
A maxi dress that can be dressed up or down. There’s a blog that has a few ’14 pieces, 30 outfits’ posts for different situations that could be very helpful!
I just suggested a cruise for the honeymoon to FI and he’s on board (haha, punny) and I plan on purchasing a maxi Henkaa convetible dress. Or two.
Post # 7
Make sure you have comfortable shoes for the shore excusions. Seperates in coordinating colours that you can mix and match are always great for vacations. I brought 2 lights dresses for formal nights on my caribbean cruise and wore both. Bring a sweater. If you are planning on visiting the Vatican or other churches check to see if they have a dress code. I do believe that the Vatican does.