Planning what to wear on your cruise holiday is easy. You should keep in mind three types of clothing: casual shipboard attire or onshore day wear; conservative resort wear for sightseeing or shopping; and evening wear.

Casual day wear, onboard or onshore, is all about lightweight, comfortable clothing and footwear. This includes:

  • Lightweight or cotton trousers and shorts.
  • Lightweight short sleeved and long sleeved shirts such as polo shirts and cotton T-shirts, lightweight rain jacket/wind breaker and sweatshirt.
  • Comfortable walking shoes or lightweight hiking boots, and waterproof sandals for wet landings.
  • Two or more bathing suits, as well as extra sunblock, sun hats, sunglasses and other types of sun protection.
  • If your cruise takes you to Alaska or Northern Europe we suggest you also pack a jacket and a couple of sweaters. 

Conservative daywear is appropriate (and in many cases mandatory) when visiting museums, mosques, temples and churches Women should wear trousers or skirts that cover the knees, and long sleeved tops. Shorts and T shirts are not acceptable in many countries.

Evening Wear: Evenings onboard Celebrity Cruises call for two types of attire: 

Evening Chic is the night you wear your holiday best. There is one Evening Chic night on cruises of up to 6 nights and two on cruises of 7 nights or longer. For the ladies, it’s time for your cocktail dress, or a skirt, trousers or smart jeans with an elegant top. For the gentlemen, it’s trousers or smart jeans with a dress shirt, button-down shirt or sweater with an optional jacket or blazer.

Smart Casual attire can be enjoyed every other night of your cruise. Women should feel comfortable wearing skirt, trousers or jeans with a casual top. For men, it’s trousers or jeans with a top that has sleeves. 
Don’t, whatever you do, turn up in the main dining room or speciality restaurant in T-shirts, swimsuits, tank tops, baseball caps and pool wear - you will be asked to leave! Shorts and flip flops are fine in the daytime but not in the evening.