Packing for your holiday.

What to wear.

To help with your packing, the voyage itinerary section highlights our much anticipated Gala evenings. The below descriptions will give you an idea of what to pack for each evening. 

During the day, feel free to relax and dress as you please in all areas of the ship. 

From 6.00pm every night on board, we ask that you wear smart attire in most of our bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. On our much-anticipated Gala evenings, we invite you to dress to impress and celebrate with us. There are two or three of these special Gala evenings for every seven days of your voyage. 

Smart attire: Gentlemen, every night we request you wear smart trousers with a shirt and jacket; tie is optional. Ladies, blouses and skirts or stylish trousers, or dresses, are welcome. 

Gala evenings: It’s showtime. Dinner jacket, tuxedo, or dark suit for the men with a regular tie or bow tie. Evening or cocktail dress, smart trouser suit, or formal separates for the ladies, please. 

Of course, if you prefer to spend your evenings in more relaxed attire, feel free to dress casually as you visit any of the following venues: Kings Court or Lido Buffet, Golden Lion, Casino, Carinthia Lounge, Winter Garden/Winter Lounge and G32 or Yacht Club. Non-ripped jeans are appropriate, but please refrain from wearing shorts, sports attire, swim wear or sleeveless T-shirts outside of the gym, spa and deck spaces.

Please ensure you pack appropriate clothing for your voyage. During the winter months in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Islands we suggest that you pack a waterproof jacket and clothing that can be layered, so you can be comfortable in all conditions from sunny afternoons to chilly nights. 

Secure your luggage.

Please ensure that your belongings are packed in locked suitcases as we cannot accept responsibility for any other types of luggage. Your suitcases will be subject to a considerable amount of handling, so we recommend that they are of sturdy construction. If you decide to bring a suit bag, this must be carried on board as hand luggage and only contain items of clothing. ** If travelling to/from the US by air, your suitcases should remain unlocked unless using a TSA approved lock. We accept no liability for the loss of jewellery, other valuables or money contained in your suitcases. You are advised to keep valuables, important documents and money either on your person or in your hand luggage.

What not to pack.

For reasons of security and the safety of those on board, you are not permitted to take any of the following items on board:

  • Firearms and ammunition, sporting weapons, replica firearms and explosive material of any kind.
  • Knives and all other sharp bladed implements that are capable of being used as a weapon (including Skean Dhu, ceremonial knives and swords).
  • Flammable substances (petrol, methylated spirits or paint thinners, etc).
  • Candles
  • Items containing incapacitating substances that could be used to maim or disable, such as gas cylinders. This does not include the small cylinders of compressed gas which are used in some types of ladies’ hairdressing appliances.
  • Any other item made, adapted or intended for use as an offensive weapon.
  • Guests are not permitted to bring on board irons. We have ironing stations in each of the launderettes or alternatively, you may take advantage of the pressing service available on board.

Please note: If you are visiting Barbados, arriving by air or sea, please be aware that it is illegal for anyone, to dress in camouflage clothing or carry items made with camouflage material. Also for flights to/from Barbados, you cannot bring cigarette or cigar lighters, including butane, absorbed fuel (Zippo style), battery-powered and novelty lighters.

Cunard's White Star Luggage Service.

Cunard’s White Star Luggage Service is the perfect alternative to transporting your own luggage and is also the perfect option for those who choose to extend their travels pre- or post voyage.

Cunard have partnered with Luggage Forward to provide this service, which can forward luggage from the ship to any address in the world. The service also offers the option of delivering luggage to your ship prior to your voyage. All shipments are trackable and guaranteed to arrive on time: for more information, visit the Luggage Forward website.

How much does the service cost?

Prices are per bag and depend on the size, origin and destination of the shipment. All prices include protection against damage and loss. For more information on pricing, visit the Luggage Forward website.

When and how can I book this service?

The service is bookable both prior to boarding and when on board, offering you flexibility when making your plans.

Bookings must be made with Luggage Forward directly, with payments made directly to them on booking.

For more information, to reserve this service and for full terms and conditions, please visit the Luggage Forward website or call on one of the following numbers (lines are open 24 hours a day):

USA: +1 920 231 5114

UK: +44 (0)33 0808 1294

Italy: +39 06 97629508

France: +33 1 76 54 28 07

Spain: +34 518 88 93 48.