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Fashion on the Waters: Essential Cruise-Wear

Posted on the 8th August, 2017

There is no better way to relax and unwind than to hop aboard a cruise ship, kick back and take in the wide-open spaces. With views that some only dream of, and facilities and activities to get stuck into, a cruise is a perfect solution when looking to escape the hustle and bustle of real life stress.

When it comes to jet-setting abroad, what are your suitcase essentials? It’s likely that it will include general items such as beach wear and sun cream?

But when it comes to packing for a cruise, what do you need to include? First of all, you should note that many ships have their very own dress code – so it’s worth checking this out before starting your packing.

Luckily, we know a thing or two about cruise fashion. Whether you’re off on a family holiday or with a large group of friends, we have you (and your wardrobe) covered.

Poolside Perfection

When you’re not exploring the cruise ship or making your way through their extensive food menu, what else are you going to be doing? Sunbathing by the pool of course!

With cruise ships constantly getting bigger, better and much more luxurious, make sure you have an array of t-shirts and swimming shorts packed away!  Don’t forget to pack your flipflops!

We Recommend:


Kitaro Turquoise T Shirt Big Sizes 1X,2X,3X,4X,5X


Weird Fish Blue Flip Flop – Big Sizes 10,11


Kitaro Swim Shorts Big Sizes 1X,2X,3X,4X,5X

Casual & Comfy

Whether you’re exploring the ship or sightseeing on land, comfort is key. After all, you are on your holiday! When on the ships docks there aren’t any rules, so it’s the perfect time to break out that funky patterned Hawaiian shirt that you’ve been dying to wear.

Whilst many people think comfort doesn’t mean style, here at Size Base we know that isn’t correct. Check out our recommendations to keep you on top of your fashion and feeling on top of the world while cruising on your holidays.

We Recommend:


Oakman Brushed Twill Active Stretch Plain Front Blue shorts – Big Fit


Mish Mash White Crew T Shirt Big Sizes – 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X


Duke T Shirt Big Sizes 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X


Kitaro Jogger Tall Sizes L,XL,XXL,3XL


Formal Dining

Whether with the family or with friends, sampling the food on offer is definitely one of the best parts of a cruise holiday!  As cruise ships are getting bigger, so is the quality of the restaurants, with some ships offering a fantastic range of 5* food – in a number of different restaurants.  This means you need to dress to impress! With a lot of cruise ships enforcing strict dress codes at meal times, it’s important to pack your very best shirt and tie.

We Recommend:


Douglas & Grahame Navy Suit Jacket Long – Big Fit


Douglas Grahame Mix & Match Trousers Big Sizes 31″ Inside Leg


Douglas & Grahame Comfort Fit Patterned Shirt – 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X


Knightsbridge Ties Grey – Longer 67″ Length


Don’t Forget About…

Wherever you are in the world, the weather can call for a mixture of clothing, come rain or shine. No matter the weather, don’t forget to pack the essentials for simply lazing about or relaxing, when not swimming or dining. From socks to jeans, Size Base has everything you could require when cruising.


Oakman Navy Comfort Fit Stretch Jean Style 34″ Inside Leg


Weird Fish Boreal Socks – One Size 7-11


Weird Fish Yo T Shirt Big Sizes 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X


Ralph Lauren Trunks Big Sizes – 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X


For the perfect sizing, you can see our size guide to measuring and if you would like any more information on any of our products, simply get in touch and we will be more than happy to help. Once we’ve kitted you out for your cruise, you can kick back, relax and enjoy your holiday!



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