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 for what to wear during your cruise.
Chile's fjords expedition cruises
IDEAL CLOTHING FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:
Waterproof outer trousers REQUIRED
Lightweight sweatshirts, jackets or fleeces
Waterproof hiking boots with non-slip soles REQUIRED
Ski jacket REQUIRED
IDEAL CLOTHING FOR LIFE ON BOARD
For days spent on board 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
- Blouse 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 formal outfits.
- Evening wear
- Long evening gown (not required)
- Dark suit
- Tie advised, possibly a bow-tie
- Dinner jacket (not required)
Depending on your cruise itinerary and programme, an Officers’ dinner may be organised. Accordingly, we would encourage you to bring white smart-casual wear for the occasion (failing that, black and white).
A laundry service is available on board (laundry and ironing) but is unable to offer dry cleaning. For safety reasons, there is no iron in your cabin.
□ Cotton tracksuit/sweat pants or jogging bottoms and long johns
□ Waterproof, stretchable winter trousers/ski pants or waterproof outer trousers REQUIRED
□ Ski jacket REQUIRED
□ Thermal underwear or vets and fleece
□ Warm hiking socks plus thinner socks
□ Both a thin fleece and a thicker fleece
□ Neck-warmer and fleece hat that covers the ears
□ Stretchable, waterproof gloves (silk gloves + waterproof outer gloves)
□ High UV sun block
□ Total protection lip balm
□ Rain hat
□ Mosquito repellent spray + bite cream
□ Sunglasses with high UV protection
□ Battery charger and memory card for digital camera or camcorder
□ Mobile phone charger
□ Binoculars (very important for observing wildlife)
□ Pair of hiking poles (highly recommended)
□ Small, waterproof rucksack
□ Swimming costume (for the pool or spa onboard)
□ Gym clothes (for the fitness center onboard)
□ Medication and prescriptions
□ Waterproof walking shoes REQUIRED (you will have to rinse your soles before boarding)
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 your personal carry-on luggage, 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 etc. Never leave them in the luggage you check.
All of our cabins have a safe. We advise you not to take any valuable jewellery off the ship.