Chile's fjords

    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

    Clothing Tips

    Chile's fjords expedition cruises


    Waterproof outer trousers REQUIRED

    Lightweight sweatshirts, jackets or fleeces

    Waterproof hiking boots with non-slip soles REQUIRED

    Ski jacket REQUIRED




    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.

    Informal evenings:

    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
    • Shirt
    • Polo shirt

    Gala dinners:

    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)

    Officers’ dinner

    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:

    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.
    Discover THE PONANT Shop ►


    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. 

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