What People REALLY Wear on Formal Night

The cruise lines want us to believe that this below image is how everyone dresses on formal night. However, if you have been on at least one cruise on any of the larger commercial lines, you know that formal night is no longer that formal. Let’s examine what people really wear on formal night!

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Photo via Cunard Cruise Line

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Three Tips for Packing Lighter for Your Cruise

Three Tips for Packing Lighter for Your Cruise | Cruise Mood

Ever had to pay an overweight fee for your suitcase at the airport? I have! In fact, I have always been an over-packer but managed to just skirt the line until we started to cruise. Between formal night, excursion gear, and your must-haves for keeping your stateroom more organized; it’s no wonder it’s easy to overpack when cruising! So, how has this “pack rat” not paid an overweight fee since 2015 in spite of flying more than 20 times since? Allow me to share my three tips for packing lighter for your cruise!

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What To Pack For A Cruise With Kids

It's officially summer in the northern¬†hemisphere and Royal Caribbean just launched a great FAQ video about packing for a cruise with kids. And, if you don't have kids, there are still some solid recommendations for everyone. Check out 'Royal Caribbean FAQ's: What To Pack For A Cruise With Kids' below. Did they miss anything you…

Cruise Formal Night Dresses for Under $100!

Cruise Formal Elegant Night On A Budget

I am an unabashed bargain hunter, but I also love a glamorous dress! Consequently, I am excited to share my tips for finding a gorgeous cruise formal night dress for under $100!

There are many places you can find quality on a budget, but it requires work. I’ve scoured discount stores, sale racks of department stores, and even catalogs. I’ve even gone the eBay route which is a little hit and miss. If you go that route, you ideally know the brand, are positive the dress is flawless, and the seller has a solid return policy in case it doesn’t work for you. Also, I want to see photos of the actual dress, not the one they found online from the original retailer.

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What to Pack for Alaska Cruise

Growing up in Alaska and living in Seattle, I am used to trying to look somewhat stylish when it’s chilly and/or wet. However, I realize not everyone is from a cooler weather part of the world so you might need a bit more guidance when knowing what to pack for Alaska cruise. Now that we’ve been on our fourth Alaska cruise, I thought it was time to blog with some suggestions. Your Alaska cruise packing list will be built around one important theme: Layers!

First of all, I have to give a caveat that what is considered “warm” to one person may be considered cold to someone else. For me, if it’s 65 degrees or better, it’s warm. But YMMV.

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What to Expect on Your Alaska Cruise

Fishing with my mom in Alaska in the 1970s.

Even though I spent much of my childhood in Anchorage visiting glaciers, going fishing, and ice skating at recess; I am still in awe of this beautiful state. I never tire of hearing my fellow cruisers gasp when they see an eagle or catch a glimpse of a whale. However, the wild and wonderful nature of Alaska is exactly what makes it difficult to know what to expect on your Alaska cruise.

When you consider the world of cruising, warm and sunny destinations are far more common. It’s no wonder that going on an Alaska cruise sparks a lot of questions from future cruisers. Will it be cold? Will I see snow? Should I bring a bathing suit or shorts? Now that I have been fortunate enough to go on several cruises to Alaska, I am thrilled to share my experience and knowledge with you!

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