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Five cruise-perfect buys to pack in your suitcase

The beauty and fashion products that will make travel a (sea) breeze

Updated June 2020

By Samantha de Haas

Packing for a cruise holiday can be tricky: you want to have all of your favourite products, different wardrobe options depending on what you have planned for each day (not to mention you need to consider the varying weather in each port...). Equally, though, you need to be realistic about what you really need. Here we've rounded up 5 products we think are worthy of space in your case...

1. Travel-friendly sunglasses

Couple wearing sunglasses on boat


French fashion house Bonpoint and Italian label Izipizi have come together to design a collection for the entire family. From the Sun & Sun Reading sunglasses that let you devour that beach read in style to the vibrant Sun Kids sunglasses, the collection embodies both Bonpoint’s luxury DNA and Izipizi’s fresh style. A fashion must-have this season.

2. Sustainable swimwear

Sustainability is a fashion buzzword this year, and rightfully so. There are so many eco-friendly lines to choose from when stocking up on summer swim essentials, and a few of our environmentally-savvy favourites include Woodlike, Marble Swimwear and Deakin & Blue. But one of our top brands just might be Lilliput & Felix. Not only sculpting, supportive and stylish, the swimsuits are crafted from recycled plastics and discarded fishing nets, so you look good and feel good, too.

3. A reliable multi-tasker

Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Great 8 Daily Defense Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF35, £36 for 45ml This multitasker serves as a primer, moisturiser and an SPF. And thanks to a neutral fragrance, it’s ideal for both men and women.

4. An on-the-go cleanser

ESPA Optimal Skin ProCleanser, £21 for 100ml It’s hard to compromise on skincare when packing, but this cleanser, exfoliator and mask in one will save you space and have you looking bright and fresh.

5. A good moisturiser

ClarinsMen Super Moisture Lotion SPF20, £30 for 50ml Throw this lotion in your suitcase and apply each morning to benefit from lightweight hydration as well as full spectrum sun protection. Your skin will thank you.

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Samantha de Haas

Samantha de Haas

Samantha started her career at Red magazine and has been writing travel pieces for various UK titles for seven years. In addition to immersing herself in other cultures, experiencing everything from local food to art, she loves an adventure, whether it’s backpacking across Morocco or jungle-trekking in India.

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