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

Dress Codes By Cruise & Formal Night Calendar

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

From 6.00pm on most evenings, we ask that you wear smart attire in most of our bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. On our much-anticipated Gala Evenings 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.

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

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.

Gala Evenings follow one of a few themes. You’ll find many nods to these themes throughout the ship, so you'll want a wardrobe to match. Click below for our advice; whether you want to put on a show or give the theme a more subtle nod with an embellishment or accessory, the choice is yours.

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

Relaxed: 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.


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

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?

You will find that some shorter voyages do not have a Gala Evening, this is correct. Some cruises will and some will not, it depends on the cruise (i.e mini cruise and where it is sailing to/from).

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