On the move
When you’re away exploring winding city streets, cobbled pavements and quaint villages, you’ll want to be as comfortable as possible, so pack with these on-shore jaunts in mind. The one thing our trusted friends and journalists always recommend is appropriate footwear.
Actress and editor of Cruise International, Julie Peasgood, offers: “Don’t over pack but do make sure you take a really comfy pair of shoes for sightseeing, as you’re more than likely to encounter some cobbled streets along the way.”
It might be easy to underestimate the amount of walking, so it’s best to be on the safe side. “Choose shoes that take rough ground in their stride”, says Pat Richardson, while the Sunday Times’ Sue Bryant notes: “Don’t worry about walking poles – they’re provided on-board”, so that’s one less thing to worry about.
If you’re opting out of the excursions, then consider Sue’s advice: “A sunhat that won’t blow away in the river breezes is always a chic look, and if you’re likely to be tempted by the pool, a swimsuit is essential.” Take note of the seasons though, shorts, t-shirts and light dresses work a treat in the heat, but the autumn months get cold, so pack for falling temperatures with hats, gloves and snug coats.