Cruise ships are returning to Australia
We've missed cruising, have you? Can you believe there has been a two year ban on cruises due to the Covid-19 pandemic? We haven't been able to set sail on luxury liners since March 2020. Fortunately, that's all about to change.
Based on medical advice, the federal government is ending the ban on cruises on April 17. Individual states are yet to confirm when and how cruising will resume, but things are looking hopeful for cruise enthusiasts.
During the ban, and with worldwide health considerations, the industry has changed to protect travellers and staff. While your new cruise experience will differ slightly, you'll still be able to enjoy all the wonderful activities that ocean travel brings.
P&O are leading the way, due to set sail on May 31 from Sydney to Brisbane, with most other cruise lines are heading our way in Summer for peak season.
We are just so excited about getting back on luxury liners that we’re already dreaming of what to wear.
What to wear on a cruise
Pool friendly swimwear
Chlorine resistant swimwear is a must. Cruise ship pools are heavily chlorinated so you need to choose swimwear that will withstand harsh chemicals and heat. You may not have access to washing and drying facilities, so you need fabric that doesn’t need too much tlc.
Fortunately, chlorine resistant swimwear has come a long way, with stylish options available so you can look good and feel great while enjoying the pool deck. Discover our collection of pool safe swimsuits and find your new favourite.
Double duty wardrobe
Choose swimwear separates such as tankini tops and rash vests that can double as tops and jackets. Our 3 tier tankini tops look fabulous with wide leg pants or tailored shorts.
One pieces can also double as bodysuits. Throw on a maxi skirt or jeans for a stylish outfit to wear to lunch or dinner.
Underwire bikini tops and bottoms can be worn in place of a bra and underwear, reducing the need to pack too much extra lingerie. Customers love our super comfy, high waisted bikini pants for everyday wear under clothing.
An underwire bikini top and high waisted pant can double as lingerie on a cruise
Think about the activities you’ll be participating in on your cruise. Do you need practical styles that you can move about in? Would you like extra coverage? Do you need sun protection? Will separates or a one piece be more appropriate for your needs?
You may not have considered alternate swim styles for your cruising wardrobe. Longer pants such as boyleg, bike pant, or ¾ length swim pants can come in handy for many cruising activities. These pieces also double as activewear for exercising or relaxing out of the pool.
Kaftans, sarongs, and beach dresses are a must to pack in your suitcase. These lightweight, colourful pieces can be used and worn a variety of ways to make your wardrobe work harder for you. Choose from lightweight cotton sarongs and coverups or opt for a stylish cheesecloth button through dress that can be dressed up or down.
A beautiful, printed kaftan is perfect for wearing on and off the boat. Dress it up with accessories and a stylish pair of sandals for a day of shopping and dining at one of your stops. These pieces take up very little room in your suitcase but can be worn for a multitude of purposes.
A beach cover up or kaftan is essential for your cruising wardrobe
If you're heading off on a cruising holiday this year, be sure to give yourself time to plan your perfect vacation wardrobe. Think about how your pieces can work harder for you and make a list of everything you could possibly need before your start to shop.
Want more? Have some fun with our blog "What your vacation swimwear says about you", and have a great time planning your holiday wardrobe.