clothing cruise tips
Are you about to embark on one of our ships or are you thinking about going on a wonderful voyage soon?
To make sure that you have the best possible experience , we have put together some useful tips on what to wear on your cruise.
Antarctica expedition cruise
IDEAL CLOTHING FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:
A fleece hat
Warm, stretchable, waterproof gloves
Sunglasses with high UV protection
Waterproof, non-slip mid-calf boots
(available to hire onboard)*
Waterproof outer trousers COMPULSORY
* (for adults only) on “Expedition” cruise dates with the logos “Anorak available free of charge” and “Boot hire available free of charge”. You can hire boots directly via the site boutique.ponant.com, under the Boots section.
IDEAL CLOTHING FOR LIFE ONBOARD
For days spent onboard you are advised to wear comfortable, relaxed clothing
As the whole of the ship is air-conditioned you may need a thin jumper, lightweight jacket or shawl.
For moving around public areas and on the ship's deck, opt for shoes that are lightweight, but comfortable.
In the evening we recommend that you wear smart, casual clothing, in particular when dining in our restaurants where shorts and t-shirts are not permitted.
- A simple dress
- Skirt or trousers
- CBlouse or smock
- Polo shirt
- Darted trousers or chinos
- Sports jacket
- Polo shirt
On our cruises two gala dinners are organised onboard. As such we recommend that you bring one or two more formal outfits.
- Evening wear
- Long evening gown (not compulsory)
- Dark suit
- Tie advised, possibly a bow-tie
- Dinner jacket (not compulsory)
Depending on your cruise itinerary and programme, an Officers’ dinner on a white theme may be organised. Consequently, we would encourage you to bring white smart-casual wear for the occasion (failing that, black and white).
A laundry service is available onboard (laundry and ironing) but is unable to offer dry-cleaning. For safety reasons there is no iron in your cabin.
Thermal base layer:
□ Technical thermal underwear, wool or thermolactyl
□ Fleece or technical jacket
□ Fleece jumper or sweat-shirt
□ Wool or silk inner gloves
□ Wool leggings
□ Warm hiking socks
Outer waterproof layer:
□ Waterproof outer trousers - Compulsory
□ Waterproof anorak - Available free of charge onboard (not available in children's sizes)
□ Woollen or fleece hat that covers the ears
□ Woollen or fleece neck-warmer
□ Technical, stretchable waterproof gloves
□ Boots at boutique.ponant.com
□ Sunglasses with high UV protection
□ Pair of hiking poles
□ Small, waterproof rucksack
□ Swimming costume (for the spa onboard)
□ Gym clothes (fitness)
□ Battery charger and memory card for digital camera or camcorder
□ Mobile charger
Personal care - Health:
□ Total sun block
□ Total protection lip palm
□ Medication and prescriptions
At Ponant’s online store you can buy the right equipment to make the most of your cruise: boutique.ponant.com.
Benefits of the online store:
- Delivery to your cabin.
- Expert advice.
- Duty free prices
- A range of technical equipment
and accessories approved by our naturalists.
- Products may be exchanged onboard.
In the bag that you will always have on you, don't forget to pack any medication you need and maybe some toiletries and a change of clothes (in the event of any delay in receiving your luggage from the airline company).
Take care to always have any travel documents you might need on you: hotel vouchers, cruise vouchers, return tickets...Never leave them in the luggage you check into the hold.
All of our cabins have a safe. We advise you not to take any valuable jewellery off the ship.