Nothing says ‘Bucket List’ like a cruise in the Mediterranean! Whatever itinerary you choose will be filled with intensive touring days and a few beach days.
Packing can be a challenge here. You’ll likely need ‘country club’ casual on-board, and appropriate touring outfits for your excursions. And beach wear!
Before beginning your packing, plan out your anticipated excursions.
If visiting religious sites is in your plan, you will need appropriate clothing – women may need to have their shoulders, knees and head covered. Some mosques and churches can issue you a robe and/or head covering, but there is no guarantee of cleanliness of these shared outfits… It’s easier to dress conservatively and carry a scarf.
If beaching it most days, remember sunscreen! You can of course purchase this on the ship or ashore, but your particular brands might not be available. The sun is particularly intense in the Mediterranean so a hat is also a good idea.
All travelers will need good walking shoes. Sneakers will do, but will immediately identify you as a tourist. To blend in better (and not get ripped off by touts!), bring shoes that are more fashionable or subtle.
Most ships offer laundry services but we carry woolite packets to do some hand washing just in case.
What I packed
1. Darby Mack camera bag, 2. cropped pants (2) 3. scarves (2) 4. shorts (2) 5. workout wear 6. dresses 7. dressy blouses 8. versatile tops 9. sweaters
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