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9 cruise-approved styles to grab at Walmart's anti-Prime sale — shop flowy dresses, swimsuits and more

Walmart's summer deals event is here, and the sale is the perfect opportunity to shop for your upcoming cruise. Snag these stylish finds ASAP.

Sunglasses, dresses, sandals
You'll look cute and stylish while at sea thanks to these fashionable finds starting at just $14. (Walmart)

Counting down the days until your cruise sets sail? Lucky you! What better way to spend a week or two in the summer than with long days on the top deck and fun-filled nights down below? Before you head off, it's important to ensure your bag is packed with vacay essentials. If there are still a few things you need, head over to Walmart's summer deal event happening now through Thursday, July 11. Tons of items across the store are up to 70% off, including these stylish cruise-ready finds.

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Not sure where to start shopping for your upcoming cruise? I can help. There's nothing I love more than packing for vacation ... okay, except maybe actually going on said vacation. Your best bet is to begin with the must-haves. No matter where you're headed, you'll need a few cute outfits, flattering swimsuits, comfy shoes, sunglasses and a wide-brim hat. Next, think about all the options within those categories. How many dresses do you want to bring? Do you want to pack sandals and a pair of sneakers? Are you planning to wear bikinis and one-pieces? You get the idea.

Okay, feeling ready to tackle the cruise-shopping list now? Great! Get started with the on-sale Walmart styles below, including the perfect maxi dress for a fancy dinner and designer sunglasses that are more than $250 off. You'll also want to check out our list of on-sale travel essentials like packing cubes, luggage sets and power banks.

Sun protection should be one of your top priorities while on your cruise. In addition to stocking your bag full of sunscreen, grab this wide-brim hat with UPF 50+ built-in. 

Bonus: The tie detail is reversible so you can wear it showing the polka dots or just on the plain black side. Still need more? The hat comes with a cute pair of heart-shaped sunglasses.

$14 at Walmart

Ladies who run cold will definitely want to pack a cover-up for when the AC is blasting at full power. This cropped style will look good with shorts, dresses and trousers alike. We recommend choosing a neutral color — like the gray shown here — that will complement all your outfits.

If you've got room to spare in your suitcase, consider grabbing another color or two. This cover-up comes in 20 shades, all of which are marked down for Walmart Deals week.

$14 at Walmart

Doesn't this floral print stunner just scream, "I'm living my best life on vacation?" Those are exactly the vibes you want while strutting your stuff on the boat. Made from polyester with a hint of stretch, this fab frock is available in eight colors in sizes S-2X.

Several shoppers who purchased this style were pleasantly surprised when it arrived. One customer who called this dress a "great purchase" commented, "I'm always hesitant to buy clothes online, but this dress was perfect. It fit true to size and I really like the fabric. I actually plan to order another color, too. I've gotten compliments on the dress from strangers, [which] definitely reinforces my decision to buy!"

$19 at Walmart

If you're one of those people who lives in their swimsuit while on vacation, you'll appreciate that this flattering swim dress offers plenty of coverage thanks to the boyshorts underneath. Wear it straight from the pool to the buffet and you won't have to worry about showing too much.

This plus-size style is available up to a size 4X, but you'll note some color/size combos are already sold out. If you like the look of this swimsuit, don't wait to place your order.

$20 at Walmart

Flip flops, but make them chic, am I right? These floral-adorned sandals aren't just nice to look at; they also feel good on your feet thanks to the little massagers on the insole.

Normally, you wouldn't wear flip-flops with a nice dress or trousers, but these have an elevated look that works well for special occasions. Reviewers say they are comfy too. Wrote one: The most comfortable sandals I've worn in years! I'm going to order another pair."

$20 at Walmart

If you need something fancy to wear for dinner or cocktails, add this lovely floral print maxi dress to your cart now before it sells out. The ruffle details add a feminine touch, making it perfect for nighttime festivities.

It's a hit with women of all ages. "I slipped into this dress to run errands," one customer wrote in their review. "I was greeted by a young man in the store who said I was rocking it with this beautiful dress, that this 83-year-old looked beautiful. I am going to order a couple more in different colors."

$21 at Walmart

There are so many flattering details on this affordable swimsuit. The ruching at the waist works wonders on a pudgy tummy, the wide straps offer plenty of support and the skirt keeps your hips and booty appropriately covered. What more could you ask for?

If you're wondering what other women think of this swimsuit, you'll be pleased to learn many are happy they bought it. "This swimsuit is well made and figure flattering. It covers well at the bottom and the adjustable straps are nice and sturdy but not overly thick. My husband gave it two thumbs up," one shopper said.

$21 at Walmart

If your cruise will be docking at different ports, you'll definitely need some comfy shoes for exploring. These Dr. Scholl's slip-ons are easy-on, easy-off and the sole has lots of padding to keep your feet feeling food for long periods of time.

"I have these shoes in every color. They are very comfortable and after eight hours on my feet, they don't hurt," one fan wrote. Another commented, "Love these shoes! They are super comfy with nice support. You can wear them casually or even dress them up." 

$50 at Walmart

No vacation is complete without a fabulous pair of sunglasses. Tiny designs were trendy for a while, but oversized styles like this Versace pair are coming back into fashion. 

These square-shaped sunnies are just over $100 at Walmart. The classic black color is a smart investment that you can wear with lots of different outfits for years to come.

$119 at Walmart

Want to save even more? Make sure you’re signed up for Walmart+. Right now, you can score an annual membership for just $49 — that's 50% off — or sign up for a free 30-day trial here. You’ll get free shipping and grocery delivery, savings on gas and prescriptions, exclusive access to major deals, and more. (And by the way, those without Walmart+ still get free shipping on orders of $35 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.