The Scattered Islands

    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.

    The Scattered Islands

    Clothing Tips

    THE SCATTERED ISLANDS expedition cruise


    Comfortable and stretchable cotton shorts/Bermuda shorts

    Long, lightweight mid-season trousers

    Water shoes

    Lightweight, waterproof, breathable wind-breaker with zip

    Anti-UV, long-sleeved t-shirt for watersports

    Anti-UV hat/cap

    High-sided canvas shoes (“Pataugas” style)

    Hydration bag (with integrated bladder compartments)

    Long-sleeved cotton t-shirt


    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.

    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.

    Women :

    • A simple dress
    • Skirt or trousers
    • CBlouse 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 more formal outfits.

    Women :

    • Evening wear
    • Long evening gown (not compulsory)


    • Dark suit
    • Tie advised, possibly a bow-tie
    • Dinner jacket (not compulsory)

    Officers’ dinner

    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.


    Long, lightweight cotton trousers

    Shorts/Bermuda shorts

    Breathable, waterproof windbreaker

    Jumper/jacket for the evening

    Long-sleeved and short-sleeved cotton t-shirts

    Long-sleeved anti-UV t-shirt

    Long-sleeved cotton t-shirt for protection from the sun during Zodiac excursions

    High-sided canvas shoes (that are quick-drying and have ankle support)

    Water shoes for disembarking into the water

    LSunglasses with high UV protection

    Anti-UV hat/cap

    Hydration bag (with integrated bladder compartments)

    Battery charger and memory card for digital camera or camcorder

    Mobile charger

    Binoculars (very important for observing wildlife)

    Mosquito repellent spray

    High-factor sun and after-sun lotion

    Small, waterproof rucksack (to stop your camera getting wet…)

    Swimming costume (for the pool or spa onboard)

    Gym clothes (fitness)

    Medication and prescriptions


    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. 

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