There is no vacation quite like taking cruise. It is a chance to get away from daily life, where you can be pampered and treated like a king or queen, with no stress or worry to hold you back. A cruise packs every aspect of a vacation into one tight package, including lounging by the pool, eating at nice restaurants, enjoying Broadway-style shows, partaking in late-night dancing, and everything in between. To ensure you are ready to enjoy whatever activities call to you throughout the entire trip, it’s important to start out right with the best cruise attire — and Anatomie has you covered.

Nearly every cruise line features at least one “formal night,” where guests are encouraged to dress their best. The ship will be filled with people wearing their glamorous best, so why shouldn’t you? The Galia V-Neck Maxi Dress is the perfect choice for formal night, with its flirty slit and elegant drape detail.

Galia V-Neck maxi dress in red with drape detail cascading down the front of dress

Paired with a pair of heels and the right jewelry, you’ll fit right in with best-dressed crowd. And since the dress is made from a breathable, light-weight jersey, it is perfect for those warm summer nights strolling on the deck after dinner as well. It is also wrinkle-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about showing up looking like you just hauled something out of the suitcase — irons aren’t allowed on cruise ships, after all.

If you are more of a pants person, but still want to get dressed up for the occasion, consider the Alexa Lace Panel Wide Leg Pant.

Side view of Alexa wide leg black pant with lace panels up each side

The Alexa features a relaxed fit so you can go from dinner to the show to the dance floor after hours and be cool and comfortable the entire time. The lace detail that runs along the sides of the legs adds elegance and glamour, and is sure to make a statement.

For those nights when you want to change for the evening activities and look great, but don’t want to go for the full formal attire, consider the Cece Print Button Down Tunic.

Lightweight floral print button down tunic top

This light, breezy piece is made from a chiffon that flows naturally around the body, and is wrinkle resistant so you’ll look great all night long. It has a flattering length, and features three-quarter length sleeves that can be rolled up or down as you move from the steamy deck to the cool interior of the ship without missing a beat.

The Luisa Skinny Jean Pant is the perfect pairing for the Cece, complimenting the loose, flowing style of the tunic with a figure-flattering skinny jean.

Luisa skinny jean style pant in white

This pant is going to be one of the most comfortable pair of jeans you own, making it the perfect choice for cruising, when you want to be relaxed, even while you look great and have fun. And with five pockets, you’ll have somewhere to stash your room key as you head out the door without any issue.

Finally, while we would like to think that every cruise will feature never-ending days of sun and warmth, sometimes mother nature doesn’t quite cooperate. Or perhaps you’ve decided to go with a cruise to a cooler destination, rather than somewhere tropical. Either way, the Casey Cropped Lightweight Windbreaker is a must to have in the suitcase.

Casey Cropped Lightweight windbreaker in white

This lightweight jacket rolls up into a compact, wrinkle-resistant bundle, so it won’t steal the space you need for that extra pair of sandals you can’t live without. But when the weather gets cooler, you’ll have this silky, stylish piece to pull out. It has a replaced fit, with an over-sized spread collar and sleeves that can be adjusted with a roll-tab.

As you plan your shore excursions and dream of fruity cocktails by the pool, make sure your cruise packing list is full of pieces that can adapt to every situation. Every one of these pieces can easily be dressed up or down, and can transition from day to night as the situation changes. You want your cruise vacation to be flawless and effortless — once you step on board, there should be no worries about having the right outfits along for the ride. Having the right cruise essentials packed away will keep you looking stylish and comfortable without any effort at all.

What is your favorite cruise wear? We want to hear what pieces you won’t say “all aboard” without!