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What will the dress code be whilst I am on board?

Dress Codes By Cruise & Formal Night Calendar


Details of dress codes and ball schedules can be viewed on the links below. This information is subject to change and final details will be confirmed on board.


Queen Victoria dress code for Voyage V001 to V034

Queen Mary 2 dress code for Voyage M001 to M101

Queen Elizabeth dress code for Voyage Q001 to Q034


During the day, feel free to relax and dress as you please in all areas of the ship.

From 6pm on 'Informal' nights, we ask that you wear smart attire in most of our bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. On our much-anticipated Gala evenings, dress attire is Formal. We invite you to dress to impress and celebrate with us. There are two or three of these Gala evenings for every seven days of your voyage.

Informal/Smart Attire: Gentlemen, every night we request you wear smart trousers with a shirt and jacket; tie is optional. Ladies, blouses and skirts or stylish trousers and dresses are welcome.

Informal/Smart Attire (Jacket Optional): The Informal (Jacket Optional) dress code amendment applies to Queen Victoria's summer fly Mediterranean season on embarkation days only, in Athens, Barcelona, Rome and Venice. Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth will continue to have the standard Formal and Informal (Jacket Required) dress codes.The ship's newspaper will confirm the dress code of the day. Guests who have Athens, Barcelona, Rome and Venice as a port during their voyage and are already settled in on board are encouraged to wear a jacket.

Formal/Gala Evenings: It’s Showtime. Dinner jacket, tuxedo, or dark suit for the men with a regular tie or bow tie. Evening or cocktail dress, smart trouser suit, or formal separates for the ladies please.

For those who want some further help and guidance, or wish to view some examples of evening and day wear, please visit our What To Pack page on our website. 

Of course, if you prefer to spend your evenings in more relaxed attire, feel free to dress casually as you visit any of the following venues: Kings Court or Lido Buffet, Golden Lion, Casino, Carinthia Lounge, Winter Garden/Winter Lounge and G32 or Yacht Club. Non-ripped jeans are appropriate, but please refrain from wearing shorts, sports attire, swim wear or sleeveless t-shirts outside of the gym, spa and deck spaces.


Further Information

Further information can also be obtained via the following questions:

Does the dress code apply to all areas of the ship? and Do you have theme nights on board?

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