The savvy seafarer follows the packing 101 rule: Thou shalt put into one's suitcase only that which will fit neatly in the allocated storage space without hogging every available nook and cranny for thyself.
Following that advice is getting easier these days because cruising has become a much more casual holiday -- even on luxury and traditional lines. Plus, with airlines charging to check bags and imposing extra fees for overweight luggage, it's economical to pack light. To do so, you need to have a good sense of what you’re going to wear on a cruise so you don't pack your entire closet.
If you're wondering what to bring on your next cruise, here are our guidelines for what you'll need to pack.