How should I dress on a cruise?

Our tips on how to dress for all the events and occasions you will enjoy on a cruise.

The right outfit

You need the right clothing during your Costa holiday for day, night and on shore excursions. The closets in our cabins are very spacious, and every ship has an extensive shopping arcade and a laundry service.

Every experience...

Make sure you have the perfect outfit!

On the ship – at the restaurant

Although the rooms are luxurious, the atmosphere is relaxed. For elegant evenings, just a dress for ladies and long trousers with a shirt for the gentlemen. Remember to bring white, red and green clothing and accessories for the Italian evening.

On the ship – in the evening

An evening with music, theatre or nightclub? Dress to suit your passions! A very special night will require all white clothing... and don’t forget to bring a wrap or shrug, sweater or scarf for time spent up on deck, in the light of the moon.

On the ship – by day

Whatever the season of your Costa Cruise, don’t forget your swimwear, for the swimming pools or in the spa, and be sure to pack casual day wear. You might like to bring some sportier clothing (shorts, vest, tracksuit, etc.) for the gym.

On shore excursions – on the beach

Sarong, swimsuit, hat, sunglasses... life on the beach requires minimal effort and little space!

On shore excursions – in the city and museums

But be prepared: we always recommend a waterproof jacket, comfortable closed-toe shoes and clothing that can be layered for any sudden changes in temperature.

On shore excursions – sports and adventure

Our shore excursions will take you to a wide variety of destinations, requiring different clothing of course - here are some examples: Windproof jackets and boots for walking on glaciers, mask and flippers for diving, light clothing and long sleeves for desert shore excursions...

Man, woman or child?

Check out the list and get ready to go!




✓ long trousers

✓ evening dress

✓ suit for him and dress for her

✓ shirt

✓ shoes and evening bag

✓ sweatshirt

✓ tie (not compulsory)

✓ a wrap or shawl

✓ t-shirt

✓ sweater

✓ t-shirt

✓ shorts

✓ closed shoes

✓ shorts

✓ trousers or leggings

✓ t-shirt

✓ long trousers

✓ swimsuit

✓ Bermuda shorts

✓ swimsuit

✓ bathrobe

✓ jeans

✓ sarong

✓ hat or cap with visor

✓ swimsuit

✓ slippers

✓ pyjamas

✓ waterproof jacket

✓ closed shoes

✓ trainers and slippers



If you require further information, please contact your Travel Agency or our Cruise Experts.

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