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.
Tropical regions expedition cruise
IDEAL CLOTHING FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:
Comfortable and stretchable cotton shorts/Bermuda shorts
Long, lightweight mid-season trousers
Short-sleeved cotton t-shirt
Lightweight, waterproof, breathable wind-breaker with zip
Anti-UV, long-sleeved t-shirt for watersports
High-sided canvas shoes (“Pataugas” style)
Binoculars are a must
Long-sleeved cotton t-shirt
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.
□ 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)
□ Sunglasses with high UV protection
□ Anti-UV hat/cap
□ Battery charger and memory card for digital camera or camcorder
□ Mobile charger
□ Binoculars (very important for observing the 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.