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Setting Sail in Style: Why Boardshorts Are Essential for Your Next Cruise

Are you counting down the days until your next cruise vacation?

As you plan your adventure on the high seas, don't forget to pack your favorite boardshorts for all your cruising needs.

Whether you're lounging by the pool onboard or exploring tropical destinations, having the right swimwear is essential for a memorable cruise experience.

In this packing guide tailored specifically for cruise vacations, we'll explore the must-have boardshort styles and accessories to ensure you're prepared for every aquatic adventure.

Why Boardshorts are Essential for Your Cruise Vacation

Boardshorts are more than just swimwear – they're an ultra-versatile essential for any cruise vacation. Here's just a few of the reasons why Maui Rippers board shorts should be at the top of your packing list:

  • Comfort and Mobility: Boardshorts are designed for movement, providing the all-day comfort and flexibility you need for activities like swimming, snorkeling, and tide pooling.
  • Style and Versatility: Swim trunks come in a wide variety of lengths, colors, and patterns to suit every taste and activity. Their versatility makes them great not only for swimming but also for casual excursions and beachside relaxation.
  • Sun Protection: Protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays is crucial during any cruise vacation. High coverage boardshorts help shield your legs from sunburn, especially when you're spending long hours outdoors. Combined with sunscreen, they offer an extra layer of defense against UV exposure.
  • Practicality: Maui Rippers swim shorts feature cargo or zipper pockets for stashing essentials like keys and cash on the go. Our designs also include elastic or drawstring waists for easy wearability, ideal for transitioning from ship to shore effortlessly. 

Now that we know the importance of boardshorts for your cruise vacation, let's explore when and where on your trip your shorts will come in handy:

1. Poolside Lounging

Cruise guests wearing boardshorts


Boardshorts are your go-to bottoms for unwinding by the pool onboard your cruise ship, offering supreme comfort and just the right amount of coverage.

Relax in style and seamlessly switch from lounging to taking a refreshing dip in the pool.

Plus, our boardshorts are crafted with innovative quick-dry fabric, keeping you comfortable and ready for whatever the day brings by the poolside.

2. Beach Excursions

If your cruise itinerary includes a visit to a stunning beach destination, be sure to pack your favorite boardshorts.

Whether you're planning to swim, sunbathe, or simply relax on the sand, your boardshorts will be your perfect companion for any beach activity.

Designed for comfort and mobility, our boardshorts allow you to move freely while enjoying the sun and sea.

Plus, convenient secure pockets keep your essentials safe while you soak up the beach vibes with your loved ones.


3. Water Sports


If you're gearing up for thrilling water sports like snorkeling, kayaking, or paddle boarding during your shore excursions, boardshorts are the best swimwear choice to keep you covered.

Designed specifically for aquatic activities, boardshorts provide the ideal balance of comfort and functionality, allowing you to move with ease and confidence.

Whether you're exploring vibrant reefs or gliding along the coastline, our boardshorts are your essential companion for enjoying every moment of your water adventures on your cruise vacation.

4. Onboard Activities

Cruise ships offer a wide range of onboard amenities designed for endless entertainment and relaxation, from luxurious spas to exhilarating water slides, wave pools, and hot tubs.

These attractions provide something for everyone, whether you're seeking a pampering spa day or an action-packed adventure in the water.

When indulging these fantastic onboard facilities, having the right attire is key, and boardshorts are essential for enjoying these aquatic cruise attractions in style.


5. Fitness and Recreation

For those of us disciplined enough to workout while you're on vacation mode, boardshorts are great for participating in fitness classes or playing beach volleyball or basketball, because they're built for performance and durability.

Their lightweight and flexible design allows for comfortable movement, whether you're breaking a sweat in a workout session or enjoying a friendly game on the sports courts.

Stay motivated and stylish by wearing boardshorts that offer both functionality and comfort during your onboard fitness activities.

And for the guys who want workout shorts with a little extra support, check out our All-Arounder Elastic Waist Workout Shorts.

6. Exploring Port Cities

Cruise ship in port


Boardshorts are great for more than just swimming—they're perfect for casual outings too!

Whether you're grabbing brunch, shopping, or exploring port cities on your cruise, boardshorts offer a laid-back and comfortable style.

Pair them with a casual shirt or tank top for a relaxed look that's ideal for wandering through local markets or checking out tourist spots.

Embrace the versatility of boardshorts, transitioning effortlessly from beachwear to streetwear, and adding a touch of relaxed charm to your cruise vacation style.

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As you prepare for your upcoming cruise vacation, don't forget to pack your favorite boardshorts to enhance your experience onboard and ashore.

From relaxing poolside to exploring breathtaking beaches and participating in exciting water sports, boardshorts offer the versatility and comfort you need for a memorable trip.

Explore our selection of men's and women's boardshorts to find the perfect pair that suits your style and preferences.

Make the most of your vacation and create lasting memories with the perfect pair of Maui Rippers!


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