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Packing list

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Packing list

For a cruise in Nov/Dec would you pack lighter clothes like shorts, tshirts etc or would you pack more long sleeved/pants type wear? What about for dinners/meals? Is it pretty casual?

Just trying to assess what I already have and what I need to keep an eye out to buy (trying to jump on the end of summer sales when they come). Would you pack more technical/workout type clothes since it will be in/out of pangas and hiking, etc?

Any advice on a packing list would be greatly appreciated! We are only doing a cruise, no other visits/travel pre/post cruise to other locales.

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1. Re: Packing list

Dear 2020,

it will be coolish in the evenings. A fleece jacket / windbreaker with a sweater, and long trousers will be appreciated. The sun should be out a lot during the day, and it will be nice and warm. Shorts will be fine then. While you don't need to bring evening gowns / tuxedos for meals on board, a clear shirt and pants / a nice sundress won't be out of place.

While you will be hiking, you won't be doing anything too strenuous. It's all about nature observation, and that calls for slow hikes with frequent stop. You don't need any speciality clothing really.

On the higher end ships, the clientele may be more discerning than on the budget ships - but either way, notwitstanding smelly / dirty shirts and pants, you can't really go wrong.

Warmest regards,

Heather Blenkiron

Edited: 23 June 2022, 05:41
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