Val's View: Cruise Destinations and Dressing Tips for Women 55+

Val's View: Cruise Destinations and Dressing Tips for Women 55+

Wondering what to pack on your next cruise? Whether you're a seasoned cruise-lover or a first-time seafarer, this blog post is for you!
Val's View: Cruise Destinations and Dressing Tips for Women 55+

Cruising is a popular choice for travelers aged 55 and up because it offers a blend of relaxation, excitement, and comfort. Whether you are a seasoned cruiser or planning your first voyage on the high seas, picking the right place to visit and packing the appropriate clothing can enhance your experience and create a memorable voyage. Let’s explore some of the top destinations for getting out on the open ocean and what to wear while doing it!

Bon Voyage

Chasing the sun onboard a ship with endless horizons gives you the opportunity to really appreciate travel in a stress free environment. It is never too late to explore. Case in point: my in-laws are 86 and 90 years young and are on the Oceana right now in Bermuda. Guess who is planning to ride on a zipline? The seniors that stay active stay healthy. Then again, smooth sailing may mean lazy days by the pool or reading on your balcony. The best way to prepare is to bring your essentials and pack smart.

Vacation Mode

There are so many options to choose when cruising. I did a family cruise to Alaska and it was a fantastic experience. The glaciers were breathtaking and whale watching was exhilarating. I also found the hiking delightful. Layered clothing was key for that trip since the temperature can fluctuate throughout the day. The Solid Cropped Legging by Tribal is a perfect example of a versatile item to bring. Likewise, the IBKUL Solid UPF50+ Sun Shirt will look sharp in photos and keep you comfortable.

Caribbean Calm

On a tropical cruise, you can indulge in sunny beaches and crystal clear waters. The vibrant island life creates space for relaxation. Snorkeling, shopping, and tasting the local cuisine are all part of the experience. Why not wear a burst of color against the warm turquoise water? The Neon Coral UPF50+ Ruffle Dress by Anthony’s Resort Wear is packable and easy to slip on. The brightly-colored, sun protection fabric is so flattering and can give you that boost of confidence to feel your best while immersing yourself in island sunshine.

Meditteranean Ports of Call

Ancient ruins, picturesque coastlines, and bustling cities all excite the senses and transport you through history once you step ashore. Italy, Greece, and Spain are some of the popular destinations along the Mediterranean. Visiting museums and dining in small local restaurants exposes you to the people and cultures that have existed there since antiquity. The Rainy Window Crinkle Sleeveless Dress by Tango Mango could take you to any European spot in confidence and the 100% cotton lining will keep you feeling fresh all day and night.

Cruise Attire Tips

For daytime, opt for casual and comfortable clothing like lightweight tops, shorts, and sundresses. Comfy shoes and sun protective clothing like IBKUL’s Paddy Petals Layered Skort are a must for shore excursions.

Linen always looks so elegant for evening wear. For example, the Sequin Sunflower High-Low Linen Dress by Kaktus is made in Italy and would be a chic choice for dinner. You can also tuck the Frayed Linen Jacket by Anthony's Resort Wear into your bag to throw on if it gets too chilly.

Layering is so key because it allows you to adjust your wardrobe throughout your day. Cardigans or lightweight jackets are perfect for the daytime, while scarves and shawls are best for the evening. Dining under the stars and festive activities will be that much more enjoyable if you are dressed nicely and feel great.

So set sail for adventure and dress the part to make the most of your unforgettable voyage! Don't forget to let me know in the comments below what your favorite cruising destinations are.

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Keep Up-To-Date

Latest from the Sunny Style Report

Spanx: the Building Block of a Slimming Look

Spanx: the Building Block of a Slimming Look

Discover the beauty of Spanx's slimming effects and learn why they're essential for women over 50. Read the best tips on choosing your shapewear for any outfit.
Are Skorts Still in Fashion? Here’s How to Wear a Skort in 2024

Are Skorts Still in Fashion? Here’s How to Wear a Skort in 2024

Are skorts still in fashion? This trendy bottom is back, and there are so many cute ways to style it!
Val's View: Cruise Destinations and Dressing Tips for Women 55+

Val's View: Cruise Destinations and Dressing Tips for Women 55+

Wondering what to pack on your next cruise? Whether you're a seasoned cruise-lover or a first-time seafarer, this blog post is for you!
Free shipping

Free shipping on Orders $75+

Free shipping to the continental U.S. on all orders over $75.