What to Pack

Your comfort is our prime concern. The following guidelines will make sure you have the right clothing with you on and off our cruise ship.

If you cruise with us during the warmer part of the year, from May through September, light-colored cotton clothes will help to keep you cool. You should also bring swimsuits if you plan to swim in our pool or at one of the incredible beaches we’ll visit, as well as sunglasses, a hat and good sunscreen, which will help to protect you from the Mediterranean sun. If you intend to use one of the fully-equipped gyms on our ships, make sure you bring proper clothes and shoes (but don’t worry about a towel, we’ll provide that).

We do not permit bathing suits or shorts in the restaurants, but we do serve a scrumptious lunch buffet on our pool deck every day so you can remain by the pool without having to change out of your swimwear.

In our restaurants, casinos, lounges and nightclubs, and in the other open spaces on our ships, your attire should be “country club casual”– relaxed, yet elegant – after 18:00.

For your safety and comfort on board, we suggest sports or flat deck shoes with low heels. This type of footwear will make it easier for you to navigate the cruise ship’s decks and stairwells.

You’ll need a hat, sunglasses, bathing suit, sandals and perhaps a small umbrella. We also recommend that you bring a camera (for photos, videos or both). Make sure you charge your batteries before you sail – you won’t believe the number of opportunities you’ll have to take incredible photos and videos.

Light-colored cotton or sports clothes that “breathe” will help to keep you cool on our excursions. If you plan to visit the beach you’ll need a swimsuit as well as sunglasses, a hat and good sunscreen, which will help to protect you from the Mediterranean sun. If you will be visiting a religious or pilgrimage site, please dress respectfully in long trousers or a skirt that falls below the knee, and please remember to cover your shoulders.

On each Celestyal cruise ship calendar you’ll find special evening events including Gala Night, Captain’s Cocktail (both during our seven-night cruises) and our legendary Greek Night. For Gala Night and Captain’s Cocktail, please attend in formal dress: a cocktail dress or something smart for ladies; jacket and tie for men. For Greek Night we hope you’ll wear blue and white, the colors of the Greek flag. Check your daily program for a schedule of all evening events.