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.
Chile's fjords expedition cruise
IDEAL CLOTHING FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:
Waterproof outer trousers COMPULSORY
Lightweight sweatshirts, jackets or fleeces
Waterproof hiking boots with non-slip soles COMPULSORY
Ski jacket COMPULSORY
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.
□ Cotton tracksuit/sweat pants or jogging bottoms and long johns
□ Waterproof, stretchable winter trousers/ski pants or waterproof outer trousers COMPULSORY
□ Ski jacket COMPULSORY
□ 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)
□ Total sun block
□ Total protection lip palm
□ Rain hat
□ Mosquito repellent spray + bite cream
□ Sunglasses with high UV protection
□ Battery charger and memory card for digital camera or camcorder
□ Mobile charger
□ Binoculars (very important for observing wildlife)
□ Pair of hiking poles (highly recommended)
□ Small, waterproof rucksack (to stop your camera getting wet…)
□ Swimming costume (for the pool or spa onboard)
□ Gym clothes (fitness)
□ Medication and prescriptions
□ Waterproof walking shoes COMPULSORY (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 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.