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Choosing Flattering Swimsuits for your Romantic Cruise Getaway


I'm happy to welcome as our next guest blogger! Susan is a blogger and manages the social media for, an online luxury designer swimwear boutique. To read up on the hottest trends and styles in the resort industry or to get additional fit and style tips, check out their swimwear blog, Beauty and the Beach.

This post is for all the ladies out there (sorry guys, we'll get you next time!) If you're planning a romantic cruise getaway to escape the winter blues, you'll need plenty of swimwear. But ordinary swimsuits simply won't do--you want to choose styles that are chic and sophisticated, and above all, flatter your specific body type. Feeling a bit clueless?  Allow me to help you out.

Bigger Bust

There's nothing worse than a swimsuit top that doesn't fit or cover you properly. Not only does it not look right, but it often leads to an embarrassing bikini blooper. For women with bigger busts and inverted triangle shapes, you want to choose swimsuits that support you well up top. Bra tops or any styles with underwire offer the best support. But if you don't like underwire, opt for a halter top with a thicker fixed underband.

Smaller Bust

On the other hand, women who are smaller up top and/or have triangle shapes need swimsuit styles that accentuate them up top. Front twist or sweetheart style bandeau tops, especially those with molded cups, create a curvier bustline, which is flattering for women with smaller busts. Similarly, skimpy cut triangle tops also serve as flattering options in comparison to halters.


For women who have athletic, non-curvy builds, you want to look for swimsuits that create the illusion of an hourglass shape. Try fashion-forward monokinis (one-pieces with side cutouts) or twist bandeau tops paired with printed hipster bottoms. Also any style with a ruched Brazilian-cut back helps create a curvier behind.


Finally, if you have curves for days, get ready to flaunt them like there's no tomorrow! If you're into two-pieces, dark solid-colored high-waisted swimsuits are both slimming and flattering. But if you prefer one-pieces, opt for styles with sexy plunging necklines that still allow you to show off your best assets.

Although no two women are shaped exactly the same, use these style suggestions as general guidelines when picking out your swimsuits. Above all, choose styles that make you feel  chic and sexy, and get ready for a romance-filled cruise vacation. Happy travels!

Guest blog entry: What’s New with Royal Caribbean?


Friend of the blog, Melissa DiCato of Possible Vacations has graciously taken some time to write this guest blog entry!  Today, she looks at what Royal Caribbean is doing to keep things new and fresh across their fleet of ships.  Take it away Melissa!

Royal Caribbean is doing all they can to ensure all of their clients’ needs are being well taken care of.  Oasis of the Seas has been such a huge success for Royal, they are starting to take the ideas that were only implemented on Oasis of the Seas and place them on the rest of their fleet.  Below you will find a breakdown of what you can soon find onboard Royal Caribbean Ships.

Liberty & Freedom of Seas

  • Broadway Shows
  • Nursery
  • Outdoor Screens
  • Cupcake Cupboard
  • Vintages
  • Way Finder (currently only on the Oasis of the Seas, this device is located next to all elevators to help clients find their way around the ship)


  • Family Library
  • Royal Bedtime stories
  • Sitters @ Sea (Sitters will come to your stateroom and watch your children while you enjoy the night with your loved one)
  • Nintendo Wii

Family programming – Royal Babies & Royal Kids

  • Fisher-Price toy lending program
  • Crayola beginning workshops
  • Babies 2 Go! (pre-order service for parent to order baby food and diapers)
  • Stroll & Roll


  • My time dinning
  • Exclusive food experiences
  • My family time dining (for family with children ages 3-17)
  • Expedited service
  • Adventure Ocean pick-up (youth counselors will come and pick up your children and take them to their kids clubs)
  • Leisure dinner for parents

Suite Enhancements (Grand Suites & Higher)

  • Distinct Seapass cards
  • Luggage Valet
  • Complimentary Dry Cleaning
  • Cocktail Reception in Captains Quarter
  • Reserved seating in shows
  • Upgraded suite amenities
  • Breakfast & Lunch in specialty restaurants

If you are looking to take a Royal Caribbean Cruise, these enhancements will be sure to delight any family at sea.  Every cruise ship will offer you something a little unique and different which is why people cruise time and time again.  Most families enjoy taking cruises because they can just sit back and relax while everything around them is taken care of, including their most precious cargo…their children.  Something to consider is taking a Royal Caribbean themed cruise such as Romance, Music, Cruise4Haiti amongst many others.

Thanks again to Melissa for her great blog entry.  You can find Melissa on Twitter as well as on her own blog, Possible Vacations: Friends sharing travel stories.