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Old 10-04-2012, 10:34 AM   #16
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We used to do the adult pool on sea days, but it's too crowded and so much smaller on the new ships!

I basically get up and put on a short or capri set for the day. Then change for dinner and that's it.

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:54 AM   #17
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The only thing I would caution is bring an extra 2-3 sets of casual clothes to change after the excursion.

I packed very carefully for our cruise and packed for each day : 1 day set and 1 evening set. However I didn't pack enough extras. We would be hot and sweaty and I didn't have a change of casual clothes. Just the 1 set for day and 1 set for night. I did a fair bit of handwashing.

By the way, I brought a long bungee cord, strung it across my cabin, and used clothespins to hang up our clothes. Yes there is a line in the bathroom, but it's small. To fit all our assorted swimwear plus all my handwashing, the extra clothesline really helped.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:06 AM   #18
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Get up, put on work out clothes. Work out. Shower. Put on new set of clothes (or swimsuit if sea day) & eat breakfast. Take another shower after swimming or returning back from excursion & put on dinner attire. That is 3 outfits a day for me personally.

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Old 10-04-2012, 11:26 AM   #19
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1. Shower. Put on casual capris & T-shirt for breakfast. Wear this around ship if on a sea day.
2. If going on excursion. Change after breakfast into capri and shirt.
3. Return from excursion. shower and change back into casual capri/T shirt for the remainder of day.
4. Change into clothes for dinner
5. Sometimes change back into casual outfit if I want to do something after dinner, like walk the deck
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:38 AM   #20
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I really can't believe how many times people change per day! For a seven night, I bring 1 t-shirt per day, plus an extra (I am clumsy), a couple of sun dresses, a couple of sweaters, two pairs of pants and a pair of shorts, two formal outfits and now a pirate outfit. However I will eat in the MDRs almost every night in jeans and a hoodie, I don't bring special outfits for dinner (except formal night).
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:08 PM   #21
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I get up, change into workout clothes, then shower and change into my day outfit (shorts and shirt) for breakfast, depending on the day, I will change between the day outfit and swimwear many times during the day. I do not like staying in my swimsuit when I am not on the pool deck so I change for all inside activites (lunch, trivia, etc). Then I shower again and change into my dinner clothes. Depending on the night, I might change out of my dinner clothes back into my day outfit or wear the dinner clothes the rest of the night. I'm guessing I change on average about 5 times a day.

For 7+ night cruises, I only bring 2 workout outfits and wash them in the sink each morning and rotate them. I change into the same day outfit throughout the whole day since I am only wearing it for short periods. I only bring 7 shirts and 4 shorts and wash them on the ship. They are all interchangable so there isn't an "outfit". I do bring a dress for every night and for palo brunch.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:45 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by desamnik View Post
your clothes? I am maybe overthinking this!


We have 3 at sea days, and I am thinking I'd get dressed for breakfast, then change to go to the pool?

Sea days @ the pool = a bathing suit & cover-up not a change of clothes to me.

Then change after the pool, then change for dinner? Seems like a lot of changing????

We usually stay at the pool until late then get showered & changed for dinner. If I do leave the pool early then I might just slip into whatever I wore to breakfast for a couple of hours. I always, always re-wear stuff that has only been worn briefly. And ALL bottoms get worn 2-3 times, depending on how long I wore them & what I did in them.

What is an at sea day like as far as clothing goes?

On sea days we like to either have Palo brunch (dressy casual) or a sit-down breakfast in Lumiere's (or Tritons). (Since we've only sailed on the Magic & Wonder those are the only restaurant names I know for a sit-down breakfast.) After breakfast or brunch we usually go to the pool for most of the day which means just a bathing suit & cover-up. If we decide to catch a movie or something then we may just re-wear something from earlier.

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We always do the late dinner and I like to change out of my "good clothes" after dinner so I usually just put on whatever it is that I am planning to wear the following day. I will probably only wear it for 1 or 2 hours so it's not a big deal.

I try to double duty all of my dinner clothes too if I can. I bring solid bottoms and mix & match with different tops. Sometimes I might re-wear a dinner outfit to Palo for brunch. Unless I spill something nothing ever really gets dirty. No need to overpack because of a 2 hour meal IMHO.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:43 PM   #23
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2-3, sadly.

but i do recycle the “pool” wear/cover ups.

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Old 10-04-2012, 06:10 PM   #24
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I must say, our last cruise I decided to "pack light" and I missed my hoodie and comfy yoga pants. This time around I will be sure to pack them for lounging around.
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I, also, felt I did not bring enough extras. We did a 4 night to the Bahamas in July.
Each day, I had a day outfit (shorts/capris and a shirt).
2 swim suits to rotate as needed.
3 sun dresses for dinner, I wore one dress twice.

What I didn't plan on was getting so hot/sweaty during the afternoons and not wanting to wear a dress the rest of the evening after dinner. I didn't want to put on the same day clothes because of being sweaty. I do not like to wear my swimsuit all day and I really wished I had something comfortable to put on after dinner. Plus just extras because there is always the inevitable sunscreen smear/spilled drink/ketchup/etc on my day clothes.

Next summer we will be gone for 7 nights and I will have to do laundry. But I will also bring a few extra shirts and a pair of jeans or sweatpants.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:27 AM   #26
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Thank you for all the advice, most helpful..

Thank you all for your input! It really is an issue I don't want to over pack, but I don't want to underpack either.

I know there is NO Way I could get my clothes for a seven night cruise into a carryon. My shoes alone would take up 1/2 of it. I'll need sneakers, dinner shoes, sandals for the pool, Keens for excursions. I don't know how people do that, but they are better at packing than I'll ever be!

It will be helpful to re-wear shorts and tees, thanks for that tip! I'll make sure I bring some casual pants for kicking around after dinner and in the afternooon. A rain jacket? We go 1st week in November. I haven't even looked at what the weather is like in the caribbean then.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:00 AM   #27
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I think it really depends on what you plan to do. On past cruises, on sea days, I would put on my swim suit first thing in the morning and then throw on shorts/t-shirt over it or my bathing suit cover-up (which looks like a sundress). I tended to just wear that all day until I got ready for dinner. That is what I am planning to do for my cruise this time with my kids - the less I need to totally change them the better. Only difference is that if they have wet suits on, we will take them off before we eat if we are eating someplace other than by the pool and for naps but we will just put on the same clothes again so I am planning on 2 outfits a day (daytime with a swim suit and nighttime for dinner and shows).
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