Cruise Formal Wear
Cruise Formal Wear & Gift Ideas
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Packing For A Cruise According to Royal Caribbean:
Pack a small carry-on bag with your travel documents, a change of clothes, bathing suit, workout clothes, and any medications you may need. That way you don’t have to wait for your checked bags to arrive in your stateroom.
Onboard Attire: Casual for both indoors and out-Shorts, t-shirts, slacks, trousers, casual skirts, blouses and sundresses.
Pool Lounging: Pack two bathing suits (an extra suit in case the other is wet) and a pair of casual shoes (e.g., flip-flops, sandals, sneakers). You’ll also need some casual shorts and a couple of t-shirts or a cover-up for getting to and from the pool areas.
The Fitness Center: Extra shorts, t-shirts and socks that you won’t mind working out in – plus a pair of tennis or running shoes/sneakers.
Outdoor Recreational Activities: Bring long pants and socks. All skaters are required to wear long pants and socks for their own comfort and safety.
Dinner Attire: Meals in the main dining room follow a dress schedule:
Suggested guidelines for these nights are:
Casual: Sport shirts and slacks for men, sundresses or pants for women
Smart Casual: Jackets and ties for men, dresses or pantsuits for women
Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses for women (Often a ship has a rental outlet on-board for tuxedo and gown rentals)
The number of smart casual and formal nights is at a ship’s discretion. Know the ship rules.
Remember: Shorts, T-shirts, and bathing suits are not considered appropriate attire in the dining rooms at dinner.
Be aware you’ll also need smart casual attire for some specialty restaurants.
Note: *Some 12-night European cruises may have 3 formal nights
For fun: Books you’ll want to consider packing:
Travel guides – to help you explore new destinations
Travel Journal – keep an account of your adventure for sharing and reminiscing
Address book – send your friends a postcard to make them jealous
Binoculars are another often forgotten, yet indispensable travel item. Be sure to pack a pair for magnified excitement on-board and onshore.
Be sure to leave some room in your luggage for all those souvenirs and mementos.
Bring shirts and pants/skirts that mix and match, turning three outfits into five or six.
Wear your heaviest shoes during embarkation and disembarkation so you don’t have to pack them.
Pack small items inside larger ones for efficiency.
Bring an additional empty bag for any acquired ‘extras.’
Onshore Attire: You’ll need comfortable walking shoes, as well as a hat and sunscreen for protection from the sun.
If you are cruising to Northern Europe or Alaska, remember that nights on deck can be cool. Bring sweaters, jackets and long pants. And if you’ll be touring any museums, cathedrals or churches, it’s always wise to dress conservatively.
You may also want to bring a raincoat, hiking shoes and a travel umbrella. And don’t forget your swimsuit