Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Holland America Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-30-2005, 08:31 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5
Default
Its my first time cruising, do you really have to change clothes alot.?
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-30-2005, 08:31 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5
Default
Its my first time cruising, do you really have to change clothes alot.?
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-30-2005, 06:45 PM
Marian's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 170
Default
If you wanted to live in a swimsuit, no one would mind, unless you wanted to go to formal dining in it.

I usually get up in the morning and put on shorts. I've given up doing my hair in the morning because one minute after I step into the moisture saturated wind on the ship, it's a mess. It looks like I styled it with a blender...but you asked about clothes, not hair and makeup.

I wear the shorts all day unless I want to swim. In the evening, I take a shower, style my hair, get dressed all nice and go to dinner. Usually I wear my dinner clothes to the show.

So I count only two outfits a day. Three if you count the swimsuit. You can repeat the outfits if you want. No one cares.

I am a casual kind of girl and jeans and tee shirts are what I wear most of the time at home. I dress for parties, church and orchestra performances but given my druthers, I'd wear jeans there as well.

I tell you this to say it's not like me, but I really love dressing up on a cruise. I love formal nights, dressy casual, the whole thing. I think about what I'm going to wear months in advance. Somehow, it's all part of the fun. If you wouldn't enjoy that, you could avoid it and eat at the buffet. You'd still have a nice dinner, but to my mind, you'd be missing a little of the fun.
__________________



  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2005, 05:28 PM
susanmaz's Avatar  
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Southern Arizona
Posts: 741
Default
It also depends on where you are sailing to. We are doing the Caribbean next year, and I'm planning on two pairs of shorts, four tops and three dresses (for dinner), and two swimsuits. For my husband, two pairs of shorts, four tops, two pairs of slacks for dinner and two swimsuits. That's it. I figure, on sea days, I'll put on my swimsuit, and live in that until it's time for dinner. When we went to Alaska, we took more, because we weren't sure of the weather and needed to look at layering our clothing. There's no need to worry about a different outfit for everyday. Like Marian says, no one will care if you wear the same dress twice or three times to the dining room...
__________________
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2005, 08:54 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5
Default
Thank you for your replies will now unpack all I was taking !!!Leaving Saturday for west Car
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2005, 07:40 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1
Default
When i am on a cruise, i do over pack a lot, but i like to have many things to choose from.

I might be the "odd" one here, but i change several times per day.

I may want to wear 2 different bathing suits each day, i may want to wear a different outfit in the morning than i do for dinner.

My hubby hates that I over pack, but i deal with it by carrying my own suitcases.

it really is dependant on what you plan on doing/going the whole cruise.
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2005, 09:01 PM
Marian's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 170
Default
I brought tons of clothes the first time we cruised and I didn't regret it. But I seem to pack a little less each time we go. I get a lot of mileage out of some dressy black slacks paired with lovely tunics and strappy heels. I think what you wear is like everything else on a cruise. Do what you enjoy, have fun, be thoughtful of those around you, and have the time of your life!
__________________



 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clothing question.. ANNIE726 Alaska Port Chat 7 10-06-2010 07:36 PM
clothing halavah Carnival Cruise Line 1 09-26-2008 05:33 PM
Clothing CAD1223 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 9 07-20-2007 10:09 AM
clothing terrydp Alaska Port Chat 9 06-02-2007 01:26 PM
Clothing hangers Ptur Carnival Cruise Line 11 11-01-2006 01:32 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:18 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2