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Is There A Dress Code?

Guest Attire

Daytime dress is casual. Pack appropriately for the climate in which you're sailing. We suggest casual clothes that can be layered easily and possibly a raincoat, waterproof hat or umbrella for cooler climates. Certain shore excursions may require particular attention to clothing — for example, certain places of worship may not allow tank tops or short pants.

Bring a swimsuit as all of our ships have pools and whirlpools. We ask that you wear shoes and a cover-up over a bathing suit when walking through the interior of the ship. If you would like to jog on the sports deck or work out in the fitness center, bring workout gear.

Footwear should include comfortable walking shoes for visits ashore and sandals or rubber-soled shoes for strolling on deck.

Evening Dress

Evening dress falls into two distinct categories: Gala Attire or Smart Casual. Most evenings, Smart Casual is appropriate and can be defined as slacks and sports shirts or sweater for men and a skirt or trousers and sweater or blouse for women. Shorts, flip-flops, swimwear, distressed jeans and men's tank tops are best left to daytime and the poolside.

Gala Nights evoke the grand traditions of cruising as guests dress to impress for special events on board, including a five-course gourmet dinner in the Dining Room. Jacket and tie are appropriate for gentlemen, while ladies wear a cocktail dress or gown. On Grand Voyages, many gentlemen choose formal attire. Formalwear for gentlemen can be pre-ordered for use during your cruise by calling Cruiseline Formalwear at 1-800-551-5091 or (305) 252-6565. For more information, please visit cruiselineformal.com. Your formalwear will be in your stateroom when you board.

The number of Gala Nights on your cruise depends upon the duration of the voyage. The number of Gala Nights for collector voyages is based upon the duration of each individual voyage of the ship.

Voyages of 28 days or fewer will follow the schedule below for Formal evenings:


Voyage duration     Number of Gala Nights
Less than 7 days
7 - 13 days
14 - 20 days
21 - 28 days
More than 28 days

1 Formal evening
2 Formal evenings
3 Formal evenings
4 Formal evenings
Varies based on cruise schedule