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Old January 25th, 2004, 03:00 PM
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I have sailed twice before...

1) 7 night with husband
2) 4 night with husband and two kids

Now I am planning a 7 night trip to Bermuda for the 4 of us again.

My question is this, how many suitcases do you think I would need?

Also, I could use some tips so I don't over pack which I always do.
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Mix and match for hubby (sorry no woman ideas here).

But our standard for a 7 night is 1 suit, 2 pairs of dress pants, and shirts for each night that is not formal.

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Harry,

If you don't mind me asking. How many shorts, polo type shirts, bathing suits, etc. do you do for doing the day?

Thanks,

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you can get 2 days wear out of a pair of shorts, maybe 3 - on some days you will be in and out of your shorts and into your bathing suit more than anything else. I pack a t-shirt or a tank/sleevless shirt for each day - never know what the weather will be. 2 swimsuits for a 7 day cruise. Clean shirt each night for the men/boys. I pack sundressess for myself - just so easy to slip on with a pair of flat sandals and a light cardigan sweater. 3pairs of docker's type or cargo pants for the men/boys. I usually pack myself a pair of khakis also. 1suit - 2 dress shirt/ties, 1 pr. dress shoes- for the men/boys. 2 Formal outfits for the ladies.
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Like Lisa said, we always wear a pair of shorts at least twice (try bringing dark colors to hide any slight dirt).

We bring a fresh shirt for every day.

Only one pair of swim trunks -- we only go to the pool a couple times, so ample time to dry out.

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Do you use Spacebags?

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actually Harry had a great tip a bit ago about using Ziploc bags for socks and underwear, pack socks in one bag, get all the air out of it ( sit on it if you have to) and just throw it in your suitcase, same goes for the underwear. Same idea as spacebags but a heck of alot cheaper.
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