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Q: We’ve just booked our first cruise. Because it takes two flights to get to the ship, and baggage charges keep going up, we want to travel as light as possible. What clothing is absolutely necessary for cruising? J.B., Denver CO

A: The old days of tux and evening gown for cruise ship dinners are long gone. However, for dinner on the first night at sea, many passengers still dress up, with coat and tie for men and cocktail dresses for women.

When we cruise, we each bring one dressy, but not formal outfit. Most other stuff is casual and washable, and we take those into the cabin shower with us every night and hang to dry. If you need it, most cruises offer overnight laundry and ironing services. To avoid charges and pick-up delays after flights, we travel with a carry-on suitcase and backpack each.

To get updated answers about dress requirements on your specific cruise, ask your travel agent or call the cruise line.

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