What to Wear?

Daytime Wear
Casual attire is the order of the day. We suggest the following: 

  • Men: shorts, polo shirts, t-shirts, etc
  • Women: shorts and tops (short sleeved or sleeveless), sundresses, etc

We suggest rubber-soled, low heeled or flat shoes for extra traction while onboard. Note: The use of any footwear with wheels, including but not limited, to Heelys© shoes, is prohibited on board our ships.

The Lido Restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch and has a more relaxed dress code than the Main Dining Room(s); however, shirts and footwear (including flip-flops) must be worn at all times.

Evening Wear
Most evenings we have a Cruise Casual dress code, but there are those Cruise Elegant evenings where guests will have the opportunity to showcase their more elegant attire (one evening on a 2-5 day cruise; two evenings on a 6-day or longer cruise). The dress codes are described below and pertain to children as well.

Lido Restaurant
For those who want casual attire for dinner time, the Lido Restaurant is open nightly and has a more relaxed theme. However, shirts and footwear (including flip-flops) must be worn at all times.

The Steakhouse
The dress requirements for the Steakhouse follows the dress code specified for the Main Dining Room(s); if the evening is specified as Cruise Casual, shorts are not permitted.

Main Dining Room(s)
Following is the dress code in the Main Dining Room(s) for both men and women and pertains to children as well:

Cruise Casual Dress Code

  • Men: sport slacks, khakis, Jeans (no cut-offs), dress shorts (long), collared sport shirts
  • Women: casual dresses, casual skirts or pants and blouses/tops, summer dresses, Capri pants, dress shorts, Jeans (no cut-offs)
  • Not permitted for both men and women: cut-off Jeans, men’s sleeveless shirts, gym or basketball shorts, baseball hats, flip-flops and bathing suit attire

Cruise Elegant Dress Code

  • Men: dress slacks, dress shirts, and we also suggest a sport coat; men may also wish to wear a suit and tie or tuxedo
  • Women: Cocktail dresses, pantsuits, elegant skirts and blouses; ladies may also wish to wear an evening gown
  • Not permitted for both men and women: Jeans, men’s sleeveless shirts, shorts, t-shirts, sportswear, baseball hats, flip-flops and bathing suit attire

Special Cruises

Canada/New England/Alaska cruises: Sweaters, lightweight jackets and raincoats are suggested. 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.

Europe and South America cruises: Comfortable shoes and a just-in-case raincoat. 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. Important Note: It is essential that you wear the proper apparel when visiting the Vatican and other religious sites (no bare legs or shoulders).

If your cruise includes one of these holidays, you are welcome to dress up for this fun event!

International Talk like a Pirate Day
Put the “Aaaaaaarrrrgggghhhhh” in Pirate as we celebrate ‘International Talk like a Pirate Day on September 19th.  Enjoy our quirky pirate events and dress in your best Pirate garb!

‘Frightfully Fun’ Halloween
'Frightfully Fun', our Halloween celebration is always a fun and a memorable time aboard a Carnival ship with a variety of fun-filled activities for all, including the always interesting costume contest for children and adults alike. Please note that we do not allow any toy or imitation weapons of any kind on board nor do we allow guests to wear masks.

Halloween will be celebrated on the following 2015 cruises: Breeze (October 24),  Conquest (October 25 and October 31),  Dream (October 25),  Ecstasy (October 30),  Elation (October 26 and October 31),  Fantasy (October 27),  Fascination (October 29),  Freedom (October 29),  Glory (October 24 and October 31),  Imagination (October 29 and October 31), Legend (October 26),  Magic (October 25), Miracle (October 17), Paradise (October 26 and October 31), Pride (October 26 and October 31), Sensation (October 29),  Spirit (October 30), Sunshine (October 23 and October 31), Triumph (October 24), Valor (October 24 and October 31) and Victory (October 26 and October 31).  

Carnival’s Christmas cruise is the ideal time for reconnecting with friends, families and loved ones. The ‘Ugly Sweater Contest’ is the perfect excuse to bring out that horrible garment you have had for too long and turn it into the sensation of the season!   

The following holiday season cruises will feature the 'Ugly Sweater Contest': Breeze (December13, December19), Conquest (November 28 through December 20), Dream (November 29 through December 20), Ecstasy (November 27 through December 25), Elation (December 17 and December 21), Fantasy (November 25 through December 24), Fascination (November 30 through December 24), Freedom (December 19), Glory (December 5 through December 19), Imagination (November 29 through December 24), Inspiration (December 7 through December 25), Legend (December 1 through December 20), Liberty (November 29 through December 20), Magic (November 29 through December 20), Miracle (November 28 through December 19), Paradise (December 17 and December 21), Pride (December 6 through December 20), Sensation (November 29 through December 24), Spirit (November 30 through December 19), Splendor (December 6 through December 20), Sunshine (November 28 through December 19), Triumph (December 5 through December 24), Valor (November 28 through December 19) and Victory (December 3 through December 21).  

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