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This is always really tough. I've narrowed down to 6, but still wish I could bring less. Hardest part is always finding shoes that go with more than 1 outfit.

 

9 night cruise coming up.

Any tips??

 

So far I've got:

Silver glittery heels for 2 evening dresses

 

Grey nicer wedges for a couple casual summer dresses

 

Red casual wedges for jeans and blouses

 

Beige open toe casual sandals for pants and blouses

 

Flip flops & Sneakers for daytime/pool.

 

I know I'll be spending the majority of the time in the flip flops but cant wear those to dinner..:')

:)

:')

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We have just started packing for your cruise. Here is the breakdown of shoes

 

Me :

Walking shoes (brown)

Comfy slip on deck shoes (blue)

Black leather shoes for evening meals out

All these shoes can go with any combo of trousers I am packing

 

So far my wife has put aside to pack.

 

Blue heels

Red heels

Purple Sparkly heels

Brown sandels

brown wedges

Red Skethcers

Flip flops

Trainers

Leather purple heel boots

brown walking shoes

 

Every cruise is the same she packs a pair of shoes to individual match her outfits...she is never one to pack shoes to match several outfits.

 

And for the love of god dont get me started on her handbag/clutches she is looking at bringing as well for the outfits.

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I think 6 pairs for a 9 night cruise is very reasonable! I probably bring about the same amount - generally 3 pairs for evenings, 2 pairs of flip flops for the pool and beach, and a pair of sneakers. I bring a tan/brown wedge, a black wedge, and either a tan/brown or black flat-ish sandal (just depends on what outfits I've packed). I generally fly to my embarkation point, so minimizing shoes is a necessity because otherwise they weigh down your suitcase and I'm not paying oversized bag fees! When I choose my outfits for the cruise, I pick them with shoes in mind. If I pick out an outfit that I like a specific pair of shoes for and I'm not bringing those shoes, I'll pick a different outfit rather than add a pair of shoes.

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Uh, I'm a guy. I'll bring one or two pairs of shoes depending on the itinerary. And maybe two pairs of flip-flops in case I break a set.

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I apparently under pack. 🙂

Flip Flops for pool (1 pair)

Sneakers for working out (1 pair)

Sandals for dinner at night (1 pair) 

 

I don't spend much time "getting ready" while I'm on a cruise.  There is too much to do.

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On 11/27/2018 at 10:56 AM, angie7911922 said:

I apparently under pack. 🙂

Flip Flops for pool (1 pair)

Sneakers for working out (1 pair)

Sandals for dinner at night (1 pair) 

 

I don't spend much time "getting ready" while I'm on a cruise.  There is too much to do.

Me too 😄

* flops for the pool
* favorite heels for fancy evenings and parties
* regular sandals for everything else 
* sneakers for excursions/island hoppings
4 in total, but sandals are quite optional. Call me lazy, but I prefer minimalist wardrobe to separate outfits for each occasion. 

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Wow, I can't imagine bringing that many shoes on a cruise. They take up so much space in luggage. The most I have ever brought on a cruise was:

 

  • sneakers I wear while traveling to port and boarding and wear around the ship the VAST majority of the time
  • a pair of sandals to wear with swimwear and the ONE dress I bring
  • running shoes (I was truly optimistic that I would actually use the gym!)

Since I never actually did visit the gym on that one sailing, I no longer bother with running shoes.

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Two Pairs of Dress Shoes and One Pair Sneakers

 

Travel Shoe Polish Kit and Bottle of Sneaker Cleaner/Brush..

 

Gets me thru the trip

 

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I live an hour from port so luggage weight isn't an issue for me. My daughter and I are bad about this and my DM always makes jokes. We probably bring 10-15 pairs each. I swear every year I will bring less but I cant help it. We both have a suitcase for our clothes and then we split another one of just shoes. Thank God I don't need to bring purses...

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1 dark sneakers that can be worn to dinner and everywhere else and one slip-on to be worn around ship.

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I saw a post somewhere that said to set out all the clothing you think you'll need and pack only half of it.

 

The more I cruise, the less I bring along. If I didn't use something for the last 1-2 cruises that I took, it's off my list for the next cruise. I've gotten it down to 1 checked bag and my "travel" purse. Not even a carry-on. Travel purse fits under the seat and has multiple pockets and enclosures. The travel purse is a repurposed diaper bag! I attached the frame and wheels from a kid's carry-on to my purse with Velcro.

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I bring 5 pairs.

* Gym shoes for daily wear, in transit, onboard, and ashore

* Spare gym shoes if the original pair gets soaked or damaged

* Casual dress shoes for non-formal nights

* Nice dress shoes for formal night

* Bathroom slippers for going to and from the pool or sauna

 

I rarely, if ever, wear sandals because I have a thing with sandal belts rubbing against my feet.  And wearing socks with sandals is not an option, obviously.

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I bring at least a dozen pairs, and I wear them all (with the exception of maybe one pair) on every cruise. 

 

Most are sandals and wedges.  Some casual, some dressier, in various colours.  No thongs or flip-flops - I do not own nor will I wear that type of shoe. 

 

A few are heels / pumps. 

 

Then there are my water shoes. 

 

And sometimes a pair of leather high-heel boots that I wear on Embarkation and Debarkation Day, when cruising out of Baltimore in the Winter.  

 

No sneakers.  Although I own a few pairs of sneakers, I rarely wear them 'in real life', and never have on a cruise.  I packed them once, when I thought I might exercise while onboard (as if I had never met me before:classic_rolleyes:).  Now I don't bother packing them.

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