Tips to look swell at sea

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - DESTINATION AFLOAT -

The nau­ti­cal-but-nice look is down­right naff so for­get the striped matelot jer­seys and earrings shaped like an­chors or you’ll be in­stantly marked as a novice sailor • Lin­ers have laun­dries for pas­sen­ger use with ranks of wash­ing ma­chines and dry­ers so no need to fork out for pricey dry-clean­ing ser­vices; with such fa­cil­i­ties on call, it means pack­ing light should be a breeze • Footwear must be sturdy and, for ladies, rel­a­tively flat; you never know when an ocean-go­ing ship might sud­denly rock and roll • No mat­ter the sea­son, take a wrap or cash­mere jumper as air­con­di­tion­ing can be arc­tic • All lin­ers have med­i­cal cen­tres and gift bou­tiques sell­ing daily needs such as tooth­paste and painkillers so no need to carry a phar­ma­copoeia • Study the list of shore ex­cur­sions and

Gone are the days of hefty steamer trunks

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