Anyone who travels with children knows that they tend to command most of the space in the case despite the fact that their clothes are half the size. Once all their clothes and junk essentials are packed just how do you pack yourself a decent cruise wardrobe? And more importantly what do you pack in to have the ultimate cruise wardrobe?
My Ultimate Cruise Wardrobe
I rarely leave home without my Raybans, not just a fashion accessory given that I’m blind as a bat and need the prescription lenses to see.
With two weeks of heavy indulgence on both food and wine, a little light exercise went a small way to combat the inevitable holiday weight gain. Originally I was planning on running the Azura mile round the promenade deck.
However by the time we were up and ready the deck was busy with people strolling, and pushing prams to get babies to sleep (guilty as charged), so instead I hit the gym. Three runs in a two week holiday, not a patch on the husband but better than nothing.
While the sun beat down in the day, night’s out at sea can get breezy. I took along a neutral, shimmering gold pashmina that doubled as a breastfeeding cover (though I also took my Loveyush multipurpose scarf as well)
Long Silk Dress
With four formal night’s on board I wanted to dress to impress. My emeral green silk dress from Monsoon met all criteria, long, beautiful, silk and sleeves for covering up where the Baby bit me….
I’m a dress kinda girl so even on the “evening casual” nights I’d slip a dress on. This is one of my favourites from Milk and Mummy, as well as being breastfeeding friendly.
For those days spent sunbathing leisurely chasing two small boys around a swimming pool. Pretending to be Luna. The dolphin. Again.
Many an hour was spent by the pool, with many a run made to the Venezia buffet for a little cake here, a piece of fruit there, a couple of chips, maybe a sandwich….. it was much easier to slip a kaftan on than go through the whole rigmarole of pulling shorts and shirts on over wet bikinis.
A good book
You can’t beat reading a good book while you have a bit of downtime. There is nothing better than losing yourself in the story told while the sun beats down on you. It is even better when your Mum takes the boys so your blissful losing yourself in the story isn’t interrupted by “Mummy look at me I’m a dolphin”
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