A cruise holiday is one of the few times in your life when you'll wear belly-baring bikinis or swimsuits most days, if not everyday, so it pays to be strategic about the type of swimwear you'll pack. Boxes to check: Look for pieces that are stylish, high-quality, but also reasonably priced.
In need of ideas? We've rounded up some of the best swimwear options for your next cruise holiday.
Figleaves Sorrento Polka Dot Shaping Swimsuit
Figleaves don't just specialise in elegant lingerie -- stocking over 200 styles to suit all different body types -- it also has a capsule Cruise collection of gorgeous swimwear, including this timeless
that will create a stunning look for the beach or by the pool. The cute design features a halter-neck tie with underwired and shaping support in the body. Part of the Sorrento range, it's also available in a black and white in a bikini, two-piece with a tankini top; Bandeau-style swimsuit and a ruffle-front swimsuit.
Scallop-Detail One Piece Swimsuit
We love this
for its simplistic and unfussy design. The one-piece swimsuit features a high neck halter-style with an open back. It's available in four designs to also include white, a tropical leaf print and striped detail.
Nike Spiderback Swimsuit
For a sportier look to take you straight from the gym to the pool deck, opt for this brightly-coloured
. This functional suit will help you standout from the crowd thanks to its eye-catching print. The extra straps on the back will also provide added support -- just watch out for unwanted tan lines!
Retro 50s Floral High Waist Bikini
Jump on the palm leaf-print trend with
for a stunning look by the pool or in the ship's spa. The bikini top features a bow detail on the front and adjustable straps, while the ruched high-wait bottoms complete the fifties look. We can't get enough of the gorgeous emerald-green hues of this two-piece suit.
L-Peach Floral Embroidered Kaftan
Keep cool on the beach or by the pool and remain stylish with this beautifully-detailed kaftan. This one-size-fit-all embroidered tunic-style dress is full length and perfect for covering up when you're not in the water.
Nautical High-Waist Swimsuit
Since nautical bathing suits are a must for truly dedicated cruisers, consider this adorable
. Transform into a waterproof pin-up girl by way of high-waist shorts and a tie-front bikini top. This seaworthy swimsuit features metal sailor-style buttons and straps that tie at the neck, halter-style. You'll feel like the belle of the beach.
Zip-Front Rash Guard
Rash guards have become more popular of late, probably due to their many protective qualities. Popular among surfers, rash guards shield against cancer-causing UV rays, jellyfish stings and wind burn. Get lots of coverage but also look darling in this
, which is quick-drying and fortified with SPF 50 sun protection. Choose from more than a dozen colour options to match all your bikini bottoms.
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