Expedition Cruising Dress Codes

Shipboard attire for most expedition cruises is very casual. Comfort is the No. 1 priority, so wearing casual clothing is ideal. Sportswear is generally acceptable, even in the evenings for dinner. Plan to wear rubber-soled, flat or low heeled shoes for activities on deck, and it's suggested that you bring a windbreaker for places with more moderate temperatures.

How you dress each day will depend on the expedition cruise you choose. For regions such as the Galapagos, it's a good idea to dress in layers, as the weather there can be quite unpredictable. For regions such as Antarctica and Norway, be sure to have plenty of warm clothing and a heavy coat. For Amazon River cruises, plan to wear light-colored, protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts and pants. For more details on what to pack, click here.

At dinner, dress codes range from casual to informal, depending on the ship. There are typically no formal nights on expedition cruises. Casual and informal attire are defined as follows:

Casual: Slacks and sports shirt for men (no jeans); slacks and blouse, dress or pantsuit for women.

Informal: Most evenings call for a jacket with or without a tie for men; dress or pantsuit for women.

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