Ship shape

Traveling offers a great opportunity to get by with just the essentials. There's a certain freedom in carrying only the basics and living in a simple space like a hotel room. 

So sharing a small stateroom on a cruise ship offers a special lesson in efficiency. 

My week on the Celebrity Reflection with my mom was a ton of fun and I got by with a bare-bones wardrobe, which meant that everything I had fit into a small gym bag. And getting dressed was a breeze!

Daytime: Six t-shirts, 2 pairs of slacks and 1 pair of shorts with one pair of flip-flops. One bathing suit and cover-up. And a giant hat with SPF! Evening: Two dresses (plus the slacks and tees), Plus 1 dressy cardigan for breezy nights! One pair of dressy sandals.  Plus sneakers and leggings for working out, and pajamas for sleeping. 

Daytime: Six t-shirts, 2 pairs of slacks and 1 pair of shorts with one pair of flip-flops. One bathing suit and cover-up. And a giant hat with SPF!

Evening: Two dresses (plus the slacks and tees), Plus 1 dressy cardigan for breezy nights! One pair of dressy sandals. 

Plus sneakers and leggings for working out, and pajamas for sleeping. 

The ship was designed for maximal use of space. From over-bed (as well as under-bed) storage, to these flex-use clothing rods, our stateroom was appointed with more storage space than we could use!