To help you prepare for your holiday, here are some guidelines on what to pack. Keep in mind that relaxed elegance are the bywords for dress onboard each of Celebrity Cruises' ships. And though your own taste, interests and destinations will determine what you pack, you'll need three types of clothing: casual shipboard attire or day wear, comfortable apparel for sightseeing and evening wear.
Whether on the ship or in a port of call, stylish resort wear is fine for both men and women. For warmer climates, this includes walking shorts and polo shirts, bathing suits and kaftans, lightweight trousers or skirts, and a light jumper. When visiting cooler climates, casual clothing than can be easily layered for warmth or comfort is recommended, along with a raincoat or umbrella and a waterproof hat and gloves.
On all Celebrity Cruises, it’s wise to bring along comfortable, rubber-soled shoes, hats, sunglasses and a good sunscreen. Remember to pack any prescription medications and other personal care items you’ll need.
What are the onboard dress codes?
You will need three types of clothing on your Celebrity cruise: casual shipboard attire or day wear, conservative port wear, and an evening outfit.
Daywear includes trouser or chinos, blouses or shirts, pullovers or polo shirts. Bring a pair of trainers or rubber-soled shoes for deck sports and a kaftan or robe for cool areas on the ship. Port wear for women includes a casual dress, skirt and blouse, or trouser suit; for men, casual trousers or walking shorts, and polo shirts. Comfortable walking shoes are a must. Also, remember to bring extra bathing suits, as well as sun block, sunglasses and other types of sun protection.
Cruise Length Smart Casual & Above Formal
4 nights 3 1
5 nights 4 1
6 nights 5 1
7 nights 5 2
8 nights 6 2
9 nights 7 2
10 nights 8 2
11 nights 9 2
12 nights 9 3
13 nights 10 3
14 nights 11 3
15 nights 12 3
16 nights 12 4
Examples of "Smart Casual & Above" attire include:
Ladies: Skirt or trousers (no holes, rips or tears) complemented by a jumper or blouse.
Gentlemen: Trousers (no holes, rips or tears) with polo shirt or jumper. Shirts must have sleeves.
Examples of "Formal" attire include:
Ladies: Cocktail dress, gown, or smart trouser suit.
Gentlemen: Tuxedo, suit, or dinner jacket with trousers.
Note: T-shirts, swimsuits, robes, bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps and pool wear are not allowed in the main restaurant or speciality restaurants at any time. Shorts and flip-flops are not allowed in the evening hours. As a courtesy to our guests, we respectfully require and enforce compliance with the dress code at the entrance of your restaurant of choice. We thank you, in advance, for your cooperation and understanding. Additionally, guests are asked to follow the "Smart Casual & Above" dress code in the Celebrity Theatre for all evening performances.
Although there is no baggage limitation aboard the ship, for your own comfort, we recommend that you limit the number of pieces you bring. Guests with air arrangements booked through Celebrity Cruises are usually permitted two pieces of checked luggage (not including oversize bags and sports equipment) and a carry-on bag. Check with your air carrier for specific restrictions.
Passengers on Galapagos cruises please note: The Flight to or from Quito/Baltra carries guests and supplies to the ship. As a result, we have to limit the amount of luggage permitted per guest. Checked Luggage 1 per guest that is equal to or less than 20 Kg / 44 lbs Carry On Luggage 1 purse or personal item to put under the seat in front of you. 1 carry on for overhead bin that is equal to or less than 7 Kg / 15 lbs. The dimension size allowed is 19 x 13 x 8 inches.
Bring an overnight bag for your last night at sea. Staff will collect your bags the night before you leave the ship, and you will need an overnight bag to carry your night clothes and toiletries.
Be sure to identify all your bags, including carry-ons. Use your Celebrity Cruises luggage tags, which should be filled out and affixed to each piece before you leave home.
Insure all luggage and valuables. Celebrity Cruises cannot be responsible for their loss or damage.
Baggage protection, as well as a variety of other cover options designed to protect you during your cruise holiday, are offered through Holiday Extras.
Check to see that your tickets and other documents are in order, and pack them in a bag that you carry with you and not in your checked luggage.