Expedition Cruising Dress Codes
Shipboard attire for most expedition cruises is very casual. Comfort is the No. 1 priority, so wearing casual clothing, layered for warmth, 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. Most companies stress packing light so "dressing up" is of little importance in Antarctica. For more details on what to pack, click here.
For lines that do enforce a dress code, most evenings are informal -- coats and ties are not usually required, except when special events are planned. In this case, you'll want to wear something dressier for the captain's welcome or farewell dinner. Your Vacations To Go expedition cruise specialist can advise you on the dress code for your specific itinerary. 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.