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A cruise isn’t really the sort of holiday I would have considered, I always thought it was the type of thing that was mainly suited for OAPs! However my parents went on a cruise around the Mediterranean a few years ago to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary and they absolutely loved it! There’s so many different things to do during the day when you’re at sea and can’t leave the ship and you also get to explore many different places. I would now love to do a European cruise so I can visit some countries that are on my bucket list and still get to relax in between by the pool.

When you’re packing for a cruise, it’s important to remember that there’s going to be many different elements to your holiday. During the day, you will either be at sea and relaxing on the ship or you will be on land exploring new countries. In the evening, the dress code is often a lot more formal so it’s recommended that you take some more formal outfits to dress up in when you have dinner.

JD Williams have created the below infographic to help you choose what to pack for your cruise.

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House-Of-Fraser-Mens-ShortsI was recently contacted by the team at House of Fraser who challenged me to dress my boyfriend for the day. As I’ve mentioned before, my boyfriend mainly wears black jeans and a tshirt but as it’s summer I thought I would have a look at some men’s shorts which would work a lot better in the warmer weather.

Simple blue denim shorts will go with anything, as will black chino shorts. I really like the black and white fingerprint shirt, I love a bit of monochrome and it would look great with some colourful trainers for a pop of colour, I feel like it would also work for smarter occasions with a blazer over the top. The red and white striped tshirt reminds me a bit of Where’s Wally? and also a beach deckchair but in a good way of course. I think the stripes and the colour combination are so summery and would work with either pair of shorts.

I’m really into military style jackets and I love this khaki bomber jacket which would be great for cooler evenings and the transition into autumn. Trilogy stores have a women’s one which I’ve been eyeing up for myself!

 

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I’ve recently come back from a weekend away in Germany where I only had hand luggage – I found it really difficult to pack as I didn’t know what the weather was going to be like, the forecast was predicting rain but it ended up being 32 degrees! It would be so much easier to pack for a holiday where you are guaranteed great weather, so House of Fraser have challenged me to share how I would pack my hand luggage for a break in Ibiza.

When you’ve just got hand luggage, the space is very limited so it’s best to pack items that can be worn with a couple of different outfits. Here I’ve picked a pair of denim shorts that will go with any type of top – the white crop top and the white shirt style top would pair well with them. The shorts can also be used on the beach over the top of a bikini.

I’ve picked a grey midi skirt which would be great for an evening when it starts to get a bit cooler and it would also go with the white crop top (or any coloured crop top) and the white shirt style top. This skirt would be a great option for travelling on the plane too as it would be comfortable and as it is a midi style you wouldn’t be too exposed – air conditioning can leave planes a bit chilly.

I would pick one pair of sandals that would go with every outfit and this pair that I have picked out definitely fit that bill. They’re guaranteed to add a bit of colour to any outfit and they would be comfortable as well which is perfect for when you are walking around the town.

If you don’t want the hassle of having to fit everything into hand luggage, you could also opt for a cruise with Planet Cruise where you can take as much luggage as you can carry!