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.
Tropical regions expedition cruises
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
Sun protective hat/cap with strap and veil to protect the neck
High-sided canvas shoes (“Pataugas” style)
Binoculars are a must
Long-sleeved cotton t-shirt
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.
□ 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
□ Sun protective hat/cap with strap and veil to protect the neck
□ 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 (for the fitness center onboard)
□ Medication and prescriptions
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.