With such a wide variety of nationalities, ages, interests and personalities on board, travelling on a cruise is guaranteed to be an entertaining and unforgettable experience. Not only can you make new lifelong friends and start conversations with interesting characters, you’ll no doubt have fun indulging in a little people-watching and critiquing all the unique fashion choices being paraded around. Whether you’ve seen the following faux-pas on a past cruise or are simply looking for a laugh, read on! Below we’ve compiled some examples of what not to wear on a cruise.

Pyjamas at Dinner

Passengers that eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in their pyjamas are undeniably taking comfort to the next level. While cruises are about relaxation and putting your feet up, this display of leisure could raise a few eyebrows from fellow cruisers, not to mention get you turned away if a formal or semi-formal dress code is in place. If relaxation is the agenda of the day, why not head to the onboard spa, have a dip in the pool or soak up some sun?

Fluffy Slippers Everywhere

Following on from pyjamas, fluffy slippers in the shape of bunnies, cows, moose, pigs and almost every animal out there, is erring on the extremely casual side of cruise fashion. Though it can be very tempting to show off your super cute slippers, it might be wise to save them for your cabin.

Your Birthday Suit at the Pool

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Once again, it’s no surprise that passengers want to feel relaxed and comfortable while on board. It’s your holiday, after all. However, when your comfort comes at the expense of other passengers’ sense of peace, contentment and delicious breakfast, it might be best to keep your kit on and put up with some tan lines.

A Shirt with the Titanic on it

Paying tribute to a cruising disaster may tickle your morbid funny bone but be aware that not everyone will share your sense of humour. In the end, it may be sensible to sacrifice a few laughs and keep the peace by leaving that Titanic t-shirt back at home.

Socks and Nothing Else in Your Cabin

Getting cosy and enjoying some peaceful downtime is what your cabin is designed for, right? However, if your cabin has a balcony or window, you might want to keep in mind that you may have an outdoor audience! Stripping down and feeling the cool sea air on your skin may seem like a good idea but it could cost you your dignity.


Weird, wacky and just plain misguided – there are bound to be some questionable fashion choices on display when you venture on your cruising holiday. The important thing to remember is that everyone’s tastes and preferences are different, and that’s what makes life – and your cruise – so interesting!


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