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Deck yourself out for your next cruise! What clothes should you bring, and what should stay at home. Offer up packing tips, and savvy shopping info, too
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Jacksonville, FL USA
48,672 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
Hi Spicey! How ya been?......I went to the Avenues today 4 items less than 40 bucks.......NO TAXES woohooo....

I am revamping my wardrobe for my upcoming cruise I have been informed on HAL...there is only 1 informal night...4 casual and 2 formal......
I had to look over what I had planned to bring....(it was out in my 2nd bedroom.....) 1 informal the "Free skirt" on that one thread I started...I had 2 other really nice outfits....for the other informal nights...but there aren't any now.....and for me, they were too dressy for casual nights.

I still enjoy looking nice and pretty in the evenings...but I am changing my clothes...found a lovely 2 piece crop pants and jacket...(they are almost ankle length on me)...beige...with beautiful embroidery on the hem of the jacket and the pants. It is a linen/cotton blend.

Then I found a pair of floral crop pants...(I don't normally wear a floral bottom but these look very nice)....background is black. With a pretty black top.......

Those 4 peices were less than 40.00 bucks today!...

Still figuring out the last couple of things....but it is very strange to me...4 casual nights!
Dunkirk, MD
206 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
Hey Lois!!! I finally booked on the Caribbean Princess on 8/14, so I am super excited for it!

After posting, I went to Regency....whew....3 hours later I felt like I was in a war zone with the tax free kids everywhere, but I got a couple of dresses and a shirt for Mr. Spicey at Belk and Dillards. I find that Belk had a better selection of formal dresses... I am going to head to Stein Mart at the beach tomorrow because they have the best selection. I realized I need some more formal stuff for this cruise!

Great deal on your stuff at the Avenues! I didn't find anything that good... It sounds like you have some great things ready, plus from your last cruise, your formal pictures were lovely!

When is your HAL cruise, taking a break from X?
Jacksonville, FL USA
48,672 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
Hi Wow... you did well too!....Oh you are going to Stein Mart? Bet you will find some nice things!

I am sailing on 9-11...this was sort of spur of the moment...I had booked X a long time ago.....was going to Bermuda with a girlfriend...due to an unforseen family emergency she had to cancel...and Bermuda is too much $$$ for me to go on that one I cancelled too and started to look for something else.

HAL had a fantastic price on the Zuiderdam...going to the Eastern Caribbean out of Ft. Lauderdale....the price for a solo was too good for me to pass up.
Hopefully I will have a great week

You are leaving VERY SOON!!! One of the girls in my office is going on the ship you are going on.......her family is taking everyone in October!

Have a great time