Your guide on what to pack for a cruise festival

Cruise festival

by A Jakes |
Updated on

Question: Why would you go to a regular festival (think: muddy fields, arctic evenings and someone repeatedly shouting 'Steve' at 3am) when you can go on a cruise ship that stops of at many insta-worthy locations, whilst playing great music?

Yep, it really is a no-brainer. That's why we are going to MDRNTY festival which stops off at Genoa, Sardinia and Corsica and plays electro music 24 hours a day(!!) for three days and nights! More lit than David Attenborough's birthday cake.
MDRNTY festival in 2017 ©MDRNTY

READ MORE: The European festivals you need to book in 2018

But what do you even pack for a cruise festival? You can definitely forgo the loo roll and we wouldn't bother with a sleeping bag (there's luxury cabins, FYI!) However, you definitely don't want to forget some boujee garments or beauty bits from your suitcase.

Here are 9 things that would be perfect for a cruise festival:


Cruise festival

Topshop1 of 9

'Ugly' trainers, £38, Topshop

Ugly trainers are having a moment and what better way to show you're so Fash. Un. by wearing them to the coolest event of the year dahling? Also, they are very incredibly comfortable meaning you can dance all night.

Superdrug2 of 9

HiGlow shimmer oil, £5.95, Superdrug

This multipurpose oil is delightfully pigmented leaving you with a gorgeous gold-hued strobe effect. Perfect for adding a shimmer to your cheekbones, legs and décolletage. Fenty who tbh.

Missguided3 of 9

Shaggy cardigan, £45, Missguided

Turn heads with this turquoise number, which will double up as a blanket if it gets a bit nippy as the sun goes down. Genius.

ASOS4 of 9

Denim shorts, £30, ASOS

A classic, but for good reason. Pack some denim shorts and you can wear them with all your festival-esque tops.

Black pearl5 of 9

Black pearl moisturiser, £18.99, Holland & Barrett

This moisturiser is probably the greatest of them all. It works well as a night cream and as a make-up base, meaning more room in your suitcase - hurrah!

Missguided6 of 9

Sequin top, £28, Missguided

What is a festival without sequins? It's compulsory that at least one of your outfits is emblazoned with the shiny circle things. We love this crop top from Missguided!

Topshop7 of 9

Pink tassle bag, £30, Topshop

This party bag will carry your room card, phone and lip balm as you shimmy to your heart's content. What more could you possibly need.

Pretty Little Thing8 of 9

Khaki bikini, top £12, bottoms £10, Pretty Little Thing

There will be a pool on the ship (yaaas!), so channel your inner Kylie Jenner with this stunning set.

Glossier9 of 9

Daily sunscreen, £20, Glossier

Keep your face protected from the sun, without that I've-just-eaten-out-of-date-chicken sickly sheen. This one by Glossier feels so luxurious on the skin.

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us