7 Things To Know About Dress Codes and Etiquettes When You’re Cruising

Now we’re not going to be the fashion place, but many people do ask what should I not wear on a cruise? There are actually some rules, some guidelines and some etiquette to what to wear on a cruise. And we’re going to talk about them.

There’s a lot of information that I think people do need to know about what is the etiquette on a cruise ship. It really is different than going to a land resort, and there are some things that you kind of need to know about what not to wear on a cruise.

Now remember, I am not the fashion police. So, in the end, you do you. However, I did think that sharing these with you could be helpful.

Let’s get started.

Number 1: Don't wear shorts in the main dining room.

Now, this absolutely does depend by cruise line. If your cruise line allows shorts in the main dining room or the restaurants by all means, go ahead and wear this. But it surprises a lot of people that even on casual evenings, many cruise lines still do not allow wearing shorts in the main dining room.

So, make sure, even for men, to bring at least one pair of pants or one pair of nice jeans to wear in the main dining room in the evening.

On certain cruise lines, including Celebrity and even including, as I’ve heard more recently, Royal Caribbean, they sometimes will turn you away if you are wearing shorts in the main dining room.

Number 2: Avoid flip flops and cover up.

Avoid wearing flip-flops, sleeveless shirts for men and any cutoff jeans in the main dining room, especially at the restaurants on the cruise ship.

So, if you are going into the buffet, even if you’ve been hanging out by the pool, try to put on something to cover up. It’s a good idea to put on a t-shirt and some shorts rather than wearing your bathing suit even into the buffet but especially to the main dining room and walking around the rest of the ship. Pool wear is really meant for around the pool.

Number 3: Don’t wear pajamas around the ship.

Keep your pajamas and your sleepwear, and even your robes for your cruise cabin. Now, this is one of the ones that elicited some comments, some controversy. Some people did want to wear pajamas to the buffet, even for breakfast and a lot of people thought that was just not a good idea.

No truthfully, I don’t think it’s a good idea. The cruise ship has many, many people on it. It still is a relatively nice environment. We keep that nice environment by really saving the pajamas, I think maybe for having breakfast in our cabin or on the balcony.

Number 4: Don't wear baseball caps in the main dining room or in any of the restaurants for dinner time.

This is generally something that is frowned upon. The majority of cruise lines do have it in the dress code that they do not permit this and you will probably be asked to remove this on some cruise lines. At the very least, it is going to irk some of the cruise passengers.

Now one thing that I did want to mention is, I have heard that in some cases, some people are wearing baseball caps because they have a medical condition or, for some other reason. And the same can be said for when people are wearing maybe flip-flops in the main dining room.

They may have a problem, and that is why they need to do so. So, I do think we have to kind of give people some grace if that could be their reason for doing that. And really, probably, we should take our fashion police badge and put that away sometimes and only pay attention to what we are wearing on a cruise.

Number 5: Avoid too much revealing swim wears.

While there’s no rule against this, many cruisers do say to avoid wearing teeny weeny speedos for men, wearing thong-style bathing suits for ladies and for anybody to not wear any see-through bathing suits. Now, I’ll leave the bathing suit attire up to you, but definitely just check if your bathing suit is see-through, because that is the absolute one thing that you absolutely do not want to wear on a cruise.

Number 6: Watch camouflage clothing.

Leave your camouflage clothing at home. Now it’s actually fine to wear this on a cruise. You really wouldn’t have a problem. However, many of the cruise ports, especially if you are cruising in the Caribbean, don’t allow you to wear camouflage clothing in the island and you can actually be arrested.

I’ve never heard of anybody being fined or arrested, however, I have heard of some people being told to go back to the ship and change.

Number 7: Don't wear uncomfortable shoes on a cruise.

Now, of course, this is not a rule by the cruise line, but this is just a really good tip. Sometimes you’re going to be in cruise sports and you’re going to be walking a lot or you might be on formal night and you’re wearing a pair of gorgeous shoes.

But if they’re uncomfortable, you’re not going to be able to walk. You’re not going to be able to dance. You’re going to be uncomfortable and you absolutely just don’t want that. So, leave the uncomfortable shoes at home. Only bring the shoes that are actually comfortable.

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    7 Things To Know About Dress Codes and Etiquettes When You’re Cruising

    Now we’re not going to be the fashion place, but many people do ask what should I not wear on a cruise? There are actually some rules, some guidelines and some etiquette to what to wear on a cruise. And we’re going to talk about them.

    There’s a lot of information that I think people do need to know about what is the etiquette on a cruise ship. It really is different than going to a land resort, and there are some things that you kind of need to know about what not to wear on a cruise.

    Now remember, I am not the fashion police. So, in the end, you do you. However, I did think that sharing these with you could be helpful.

    Let’s get started.

    Number 1: Don't wear shorts in the main dining room.

    Now, this absolutely does depend by cruise line. If your cruise line allows shorts in the main dining room or the restaurants by all means, go ahead and wear this. But it surprises a lot of people that even on casual evenings, many cruise lines still do not allow wearing shorts in the main dining room.

    So, make sure, even for men, to bring at least one pair of pants or one pair of nice jeans to wear in the main dining room in the evening.

    On certain cruise lines, including Celebrity and even including, as I’ve heard more recently, Royal Caribbean, they sometimes will turn you away if you are wearing shorts in the main dining room.

    Number 2: Avoid flip flops and cover up.

    Avoid wearing flip-flops, sleeveless shirts for men and any cutoff jeans in the main dining room, especially at the restaurants on the cruise ship.

    So, if you are going into the buffet, even if you’ve been hanging out by the pool, try to put on something to cover up. It’s a good idea to put on a t-shirt and some shorts rather than wearing your bathing suit even into the buffet but especially to the main dining room and walking around the rest of the ship. Pool wear is really meant for around the pool.

    Number 3: Don’t wear pajamas around the ship.

    Keep your pajamas and your sleepwear, and even your robes for your cruise cabin. Now, this is one of the ones that elicited some comments, some controversy. Some people did want to wear pajamas to the buffet, even for breakfast and a lot of people thought that was just not a good idea.

    No truthfully, I don’t think it’s a good idea. The cruise ship has many, many people on it. It still is a relatively nice environment. We keep that nice environment by really saving the pajamas, I think maybe for having breakfast in our cabin or on the balcony.

    Number 4: Don't wear baseball caps in the main dining room or in any of the restaurants for dinner time.

    This is generally something that is frowned upon. The majority of cruise lines do have it in the dress code that they do not permit this and you will probably be asked to remove this on some cruise lines. At the very least, it is going to irk some of the cruise passengers.

    Now one thing that I did want to mention is, I have heard that in some cases, some people are wearing baseball caps because they have a medical condition or, for some other reason. And the same can be said for when people are wearing maybe flip-flops in the main dining room.

    They may have a problem, and that is why they need to do so. So, I do think we have to kind of give people some grace if that could be their reason for doing that. And really, probably, we should take our fashion police badge and put that away sometimes and only pay attention to what we are wearing on a cruise.

    Number 5: Avoid too much revealing swim wears.

    While there’s no rule against this, many cruisers do say to avoid wearing teeny weeny speedos for men, wearing thong-style bathing suits for ladies and for anybody to not wear any see-through bathing suits. Now, I’ll leave the bathing suit attire up to you, but definitely just check if your bathing suit is see-through, because that is the absolute one thing that you absolutely do not want to wear on a cruise.

    Number 6: Watch camouflage clothing.

    Leave your camouflage clothing at home. Now it’s actually fine to wear this on a cruise. You really wouldn’t have a problem. However, many of the cruise ports, especially if you are cruising in the Caribbean, don’t allow you to wear camouflage clothing in the island and you can actually be arrested.

    I’ve never heard of anybody being fined or arrested, however, I have heard of some people being told to go back to the ship and change.

    Number 7: Don't wear uncomfortable shoes on a cruise.

    Now, of course, this is not a rule by the cruise line, but this is just a really good tip. Sometimes you’re going to be in cruise sports and you’re going to be walking a lot or you might be on formal night and you’re wearing a pair of gorgeous shoes.

    But if they’re uncomfortable, you’re not going to be able to walk. You’re not going to be able to dance. You’re going to be uncomfortable and you absolutely just don’t want that. So, leave the uncomfortable shoes at home. Only bring the shoes that are actually comfortable.

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