Daytime Attire on a Celebrity Cruise Ship
During the day on a Celebrity Cruise, casual shipboard attire is appropriate, including, shorts, pants, sundresses, tank tops, swimsuit cover up for cool evenings etc. for the ladies, and for men; shorts, pants, polo shirts, T-shirts, etc. will do. Rubber-soled, low heeled or flat shoes are recommended while onboard. The use of any footwear with wheels is prohibited onboard all Celebrity ships – leave the Heelys© shoes and rollerblades at home!
Evening Attire on a Celebrity Cruise Ship
Most evenings the dress code on a Celebrity cruise is referred to as “Smart Casual". For the main dining room, gentlemen will feel most comfortable in casual slacks (Dockers, khaki's) –no tears, rips or holes. A polo / sports shirt or a button-down shirt is appropriate. For the ladies, casual dresses, casual skirts or pants and blouses, summer dresses and Capri pants –no tears, rips, etc., are all appropriate. Also Celebrity maintains a “Smart Casual or Formal” dress code for all evening performance in the Celebrity Theater.
Celebrity Cruise Formal Nights / Cruise Elegant Nights
Depending on the length of the cruise, one or two nights will be a Cruise Elegant. Years ago, "Formal Nights" on cruises meant a pre-cruise trip to the tuxedo rental shop, or, shopping for a fancy cocktail dress or evening gown. While you will see the occasional tuxedo, you will more likely see a sport coat, dinner jacket, dress shirt and dress slacks, or, a business suit (with and without neckties) on the gentlemen. For the ladies, appropriate cocktail attire, elegant skirts, dressy pantsuits and blouses will typically be favored over evening gowns.
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Don't Feel Like Dressing-Up On Cruise Elegant Nights?
If your idea of a Formal evening is a relatively clean pair of jeans, head to the Lido Restaurant (the buffet on the Lido Deck – typically near the pool towards the rear of the ship) on Cruise Elegant nights. The dress code in the Lido Restaurant is casual shipboard attire– shorts and t-shirts are acceptable at any time. Shirts and shoes/footwear must be worn at all times inside the Lido Restaurant, however.
Attire For Dining at the Celebrity Cruises Alternative Dining Restaurant (Supper Club, Steakhouse, etc.)
The reservations-required supper club dining restaurants / steakhouses onboard Celebrity ships follows the same “Smart Casual or Better “dress code as the main dining rooms, including, "Cruise Elegant" nights. However, people will normally treat the night they dine out at the steakhouse as a special night and you are more likely to see more sport coats and business suits on the men, and, cocktail dresses on the ladies dining in the steakhouse. This may hold true even on evenings that are not designated as "Cruise Formal". Specialty restaurants are available on the Celebrity Century, Celebrity Constellation, Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Millennium, Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Summit.
Attire for Cruises to Cooler Climates: Canada/New England and Alaska Cruises
Sweaters, lightweight jackets, raincoats and comfortable shoes are suggested on Celebrity Cruises to cool climates. Casual clothes that can be layered easily are highly recommended. Bring a heavier sweater if you are traveling to the glaciers, along with a raincoat and umbrella, because it is often cold and windy in such areas and it’s better to have it than not.
Attire for South America and Europe Cruises
For travel to South America and European countries on Celebrity Cruises, Comfortable shoes and a just-in-case raincoat are a great idea. Bring a sweater if you are traveling to the glaciers, along with a raincoat and umbrella, because it is often cold and windy in such areas. Special note: It is essential that you wear the proper apparel when visiting the Vatican and other religious sites (no bare legs or shoulders).