I'm going on my first cruise in 2 weeks on the QM2 and I'm so stressed over whether or not I'll have the right clothing, how I will look among all the younger women (as my boyfriend is younger than me). I wanted to tone up before the cruise and joined a gym but my mother has been sick and I haven't gotten there half as much as I would have liked. I'm just totally unprepared for this. My boyfriend is a veteran. He does about 3 cruises per year, as he is a musician. Any suggestions on de-stressing?
This is YOUR vacation, do not let it be ruined by worrying about what others think. I did that the whole week I was in Cancun last year and it took so much away from the fun I would be having if I didnt do all the worrying.
There will be people of all ages and sizes on any ship you go on, so dont worry about impressing the other cruisers or trying to fit in. Go and have a great time. Wear comfortable clothes and things that make you feel good about yourself.
That ship is BEAUTIFUL - enjoy it!!!
Victory, here I come!! - October 2, 2004
your boyfriend must like you the way you are so i would concentrate on that and not stress so much on others opinions.
i am a 'young at heart ' 54 yr old, showing some age, who traveled single on my first cruise last year and worried way too much about what other passengers where going to think of me. i had a great time and others included me and did not inspect me as i thought they would. just be your self, have a great time and make sure you and your boyfriend have a great time.
don't stress over your wardrobe, wear what makes you feel good and beautiful. Think clean, classic,elegant lines. You can't go wrong with a long black skirt and a beautiful silk blouse or add some pizzaz with a sparkly blouse. A nice cocktail dress is just fine for the evenings. As for the day, if its hot and you want to wear shorts by all means go ahead, if you feel more comfortable wearing capris or a nice pair of linen or cotton pants then please do so.
No one will remember what you wore because they are all so worried about how they look themselves - beleive me clothes on board run the whole gamut - dress for YOU and you boyfriend - then you will look just perfect - have a great time TTFN Jennifer
You will see the same conglomeration of people on the ship as you will see in the mall. All shapes, sizes, and colors. They will be wearing the same variance of clothing. Some will be in tank tops and baggy shorts, others will be in fine attire.
Don't worry, you will fit in just fine with whatever you wear and nobody will care, as they shouldn't.