What Not to Wear on a Cruise

Posted June 28th, 2016

With different nationalities, ages, interests and personalities on board, travelling on a cruise is always guaranteed to be an entertaining experience. Not only can you make new lifelong friends and strike up conversations with interesting characters, you’ll no doubt have fun indulging in a little people-watching and critiquing all the unique fashion choices being paraded around. Whether you’ve seen the following faux-pas on a past cruise or are simply looking for a laugh, read on! Below we’ve compiled some examples of what not to wear on a cruise.

Pyjamas at Dinner

Passengers that eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in their pyjamas are clearly taking comfort to the extreme. Now, while many cruises are all about relaxation, this display of leisure could raise a few eyebrows from fellow cruisers, not to mention get you turned away if a formal or semi-formal dress code is in place. If relaxation is the order of the day, why not head to the onboard spa or have a dip in the pool?

Fluffy Slippers Everywhere

Following on from pyjamas, fluffy slippers in the shape of bunnies, cows, moose, pigs and just about any animal is definitely erring on the extremely casual side of cruise fashion. We know it can be tempting to show off your super cute slippers but it might be wise to save them for your cabin.


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Your Birthday Suit at the Pool

Once again, it’s no surprise that passengers want to feel relaxed and comfortable while on board. It’s your holiday, after all. However, when your comfort comes at the expense of other passengers’ sense of peace, contentment and breakfast, it might be best to keep your kit on and put up with some tan lines.

A Shirt with the Titanic on it

Paying tribute to a cruising disaster may tickle your morbid funny bone but be aware that not everyone will share your sense of humour. In the end, it may be advisable to sacrifice a few laughs and keep the peace by leaving that Titanic t-shirt in your wardrobe.

Socks and Nothing Else in Your Cabin

Getting comfortable and enjoying some peaceful downtime is what your cabin is designed for, right? However, if you have a balcony or window, it’s best to remember that sometimes, you may have an audience! Stripping down and feeling the cool sea air on your skin may seem like a good idea but it could cost you your dignity.

Weird, wacky and just plain misguided – there are bound to be some questionable fashion choices on display when you venture on your cruising holiday. The important thing to remember is that everyone’s tastes and preferences are different, and that’s what makes life – and your cruise – so interesting!

Have you ever witnessed some peculiar outfits (or lack thereof) while on board? Do you have a unique cruising outfit? Leave a comment below and share your story. Or to book your next cruising adventure, call us on 1300 954 661 today.


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