What to wear and when...

Dress Code


Casual wear is is advised for life on board ship and for the excusrions. For informal evenings, we recommend summery dresses for women and lightweight jackets for men.

For the Gala evenings and Parties you may wish to dress more formally, we suggest a dark suit for gentlemen and an evening dress for ladies.

For those few formal evenings, cocktail dresses for the ladies and a lightweigt suit, or even a dinner jacket for men. It is advisable to have a sweater or shawl handy to be prepared for the changes in temperature between the air-conditionsed interior of the ship and the deck areas.

For excursions including visits to religious sites we advise appropriate clothing (covered knees and shoulders, no low-cut tops).

Day Wear


Casual Wear is suggested for life on board the ship during the day, in warmer climates of the Mediterranean or the Caribbean swim or beach wear is often worn in and around the pool around. Should you be leaving the ship on an organised excursion casual attire will be fine but suitable walking footwear is often advised, for excursions which include visits to religious site its advised that appropriate clothing is worn (covered knees and shoulders – no low cut tops)

Night Wear


On board MSC cruises as you move towards the evening entertainment you find 3 different dress codes, Gala and Formal, For the Gala evenings and parties you may wish to dress more formally, its suggested that Gentlemen wear a dark suit or Dinner Suit and for Ladies evening Dresses or Cocktail dresses are suggested, It is advisable to have a sweater or shawl handy to be prepared for the changes in temperature between the air-conditionsed interior of the ship and the deck areas -
Informal For informal evening its suggested that gentlemen wear a lightweight jacket however you will find most wear a shirt with a tie and for ladies summery dresses or elegant dresses Casual For the Casual nights its suggested that a shirt with a collar is worn with either trousers or smart Jeans and for Ladies either dresses or a smart two piece is suggested

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