There's just over two weeks until my cruise and I'm getting so excited! This weekend I spent some time putting together the outfits I'll be wearing, so I wanted to share them with you like I've done with my past cruises.
Day 1: Flying to Fort Lauderdale
Day 2: Boarding the ship
Night 2 & 6: Dinner
Day 3: At sea
Nights 3 & 7: Dinner
Day 4: Beach day at Labadee, Haiti
Nights 4 & 8: Dinner
Day 5: Fortresses excursion in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Nights 5 & 9: Dinner
Day 6: Excursion in St. Kitts
Day 7: Party boat in St. Maarten
Day 8: At sea
Day 9: At sea
Day 10: Debarking ship & flying home to Denver
And that's it, all of the outfits I'm bringing on my cruise! As you can see, I've opted for mostly workout clothes for our port days. I figure they will be cooler and more functional for the hot weather we're supposed to have. Besides, I've got the evenings to dress up and wear pretty dresses!
Like I said, I'm getting so excited and definitely counting down the days (18 days until I leave)!!
Outfits for Bahamas Cruise
My Bahamas cruise starts exactly four weeks from today! I've already started putting together my packing list and I also just went clothes shopping over the weekend, so I figured now would be a good time to do a post on all of my cruise outfits. Some of them are the same outfits I wore on my last cruise, mostly because I haven't really added many summer clothes to my wardrobe since the last cruise. Here are the outfits I'll be wearing on my 8-day trip:
Here are all of my clothes laid out. It was slightly less overwhelming to pack for an 8-day trip instead of my last trip, which was an 11-day trip.
Living a healthy lifestyle can be challenging enough, let alone when you are out of town or on vacation. It seems like as soon as you get off your usual routine all attempts at a healthy lifestyle go down the drain…or at least they do for me.
I have a week-long work trip coming up and I am determined to stay on track and not lose the momentum I've gained so far. Here are some tips and tricks I am using for my trip so that I can maintain a healthy lifestyle away from home:
Let me know if you have any travel tips or tricks that you use on your trips in order to stay healthy!
Packing Test Run for Cruise
My Eagle Creek packing cubes arrived the other day and I wanted to try them out right away, so I decided to do a packing test run for my trip. Here is a look at everything I'm taking.
As a carry-on, I will be using my green Coach travel bag because it has comfortable straps, it zips closed, and it hold a lot of stuff. The items included in my carry-on are:
Inside my carry-on I will also have a little zipper pouch with all of my cords in it. It will have cords or chargers for my iPhone, iPad, laptop, and camera.
Along with my carry-on bag, I will also be taking my full-size purse on the plane with me. I will only be using this purse during our time in Daytona and will use a smaller cross body purse for the cruise. Some items in my purse include:
Inside my checked suitcase will be two cases for toiletries. The smaller one is specifically for my shower items and the larger one is for everything else. Here's a closer look at both.
The smaller case is from Soap & Glory and it came from a holiday gift set. I held onto it because I thought it would come in handy some day, and now it has! The items in my shower kit include:
Inside my larger toiletry bag I will be taking:
The zipper pouch inside my larger toiletry kit will be for first aid items. They include:
My travel manicure set will include:
I will also be packing a mini laundry kit in my checked suitcase, which will have:
During the trip I plan on keeping a Smash book of our adventures, so I am bringing the Simple Style Smash book along with a zipper pouch of supplies, including:
Some other items that will be packed in my suitcase are for my cabin stateroom. They are:
And now, finally on to clothes and accessories. The pictured accessories above include:
Here are all of the clothes and shoes I'll be bringing on the trip for both Florida and the cruise. If you're interested, you can see how my outfits are broken out in my last blog post. My list of clothes includes:
This is the final product once I loaded everything into my suitcase. The suitcase itself is a SwissGear Checklite 24" Upright in Charcoal with spinner wheels. I bought it at Target for about $160. I'm hoping the light gray color will make it stand out from the other 95% of suitcases on the luggage carousel that will be black.
And that is a look at everything I am taking on my trip! I believe I've thought of everything, but if I am missing something that you have found handy on a cruise before, please let me know in the comments!
Outfits for Cruise
I found this cruise outfit guide on Pinterest and it motivated me to put together my own outfits for the cruise I'll be going on in a month. Here are the different outfits I'll be wearing on my 11-day trip:
I've done this for past trips and usually something changes along the way and the outfits don't end up being exactly as planned. But at least I know I've got enough clothes to last me the full 11 days and I won't be forgetting anything!
I may re-think the skirts on the at-sea days because I've heard it can get really windy on the ship's deck and I don't want to have to hold down my skirt all day long. I am also going to purchase some comfortable walking shoes to wear on our excursions, so the flats in the pictures will likely be swapped out for more appropriate walking shoes.
Online it says we will have one formal dinner for our five-day cruise, so I'll at least bring the dress pictured above and will likely buy another one or two casual dresses that I can wear to dinners on the other nights in case I feel like being a little more dressy.
I am a very organized person, so I was excited when I learned about Eagle Creek packing cubes. I originally heard about them on YouTube from Ingrid, whose channel is called missglamorazzi. Here is a link to her packing video in case you want to see the packing cubes in action.
Like I mentioned in my last post, I'll be going on an 11-day trip in about a month, so I am in full-on planning mode. I already have a list put together of what I'm bringing along with a newer, bigger suitcase ready to be packed. Once I saw Ingrid's video, I knew that packing cubes were going to be super helpful. I went online to Amazon and got a few of them. Here's what I ordered:
The garment folder is probably the coolest piece I ordered. Instead of describing how it works, here's a video where you can watch it in action. The size that I ordered holds up to seven items at a time. The reason I chose the smallest one is because it's almost the same size as the pack-it cube, so they'll stack nicely in my suitcase on top of one another.
I plan on doing a full post of my packing process, so I'll share pictures with you of the packing cube, tube, and garment folder in action!
Cruise Packing & Preparation
In exactly 43 days I will be boarding my first cruise ever! I am so excited that I've already started a packing list and have already bought stuff for the trip.
The actual trip itself is eleven days and the cruise will be for five nights. We will be flying into Orlando on Thursday, April 24 and staying in a condo in Daytona for two nights. On Saturday, April 26 we will drive a car from Daytona to Fort Lauderdale, which is where we are boarding the cruise ship.
Our cruise is through Royal Caribbean and we will be sailing on the Liberty of the Seas. We have one day of sailing, then we stop in Belize on Monday, Cozumel on Tuesday, and another day of sailing on Wednesday. We get back to Fort Lauderdale on Thursday at 7:30am. After that we return to Daytona and will stay until Sunday, May 4, when we fly out of Orlando.
I am staying in a promenade stateroom, pictured below.
The promenade staterooms look out over the Royal Promenade, which is like the "downtown" area of the ship with shops, bars, and food. Here is what it looks like on our ship.
The Royal Promenade is located on Deck 5 and my room is on Deck 6, so I will be looking down on all the action throughout the day, which apparently includes parades!
Now that I've given you an idea of what the trip will be like, I want to share some packing tips that I've been picking up during my preparation for the cruise.
Here are some items to pack that you may not think to bring:
I will keep you posted as the cruise gets closer. I've already booked my excursions, so I'll definitely do a blog post about what we'll be doing on the cruise.
My name is Beth and I live in Denver. I am a single lady in my 30's and wanted to start sharing my awesome and amazing life through a blog.