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What to wear on a cruise

No one really enjoys packing for a holiday, most people frantically worry about whether they have enough clothes and whether they are appropriate. To ensure that you have everything necessary before your next holiday, we have created this infographic to show you what to wear on a cruise.

Of course, with such a huge variety of holiday destinations to choose from, what might be appropriate for a Hawaii cruise certainly will not be for an Alaska cruise.

From a smart suit for a formal evening, to light dresses and t-shirts during a smart-casual day, follow this guide and you can rest easy knowing you’re appropriately dressed for your next cruise holiday. 

Dress code for cruises

Formal Evening wear

Men: Smart dinner jacket, dark suit and tie/bow tie

Women: Cocktail-style dress, full-length ball gown

Formal Daytime wear

Men: Smart shorts, smart/plain t-shirt, polo shirt, light trousers, jumper/sweatshirt

Women: Shorts, t-shirt, light shirt, light trousers, dress/skirt

Smart-Casual evening wear

Men: Dark jeans, chinos, with smart top – buttoned polo, plain shirt, smart jumper

Women: Skirt, trousers, smart sweatshirt/blouse, casual separates

Smart-Casual daytime wear

Men: Smart shorts, lightweight trousers

Women: T-shirts, light shirt, dress/skirt, light trousers

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