Galveston Cruise Dress Code
Those who love to enjoy a good Texas Cruise often ask what to wear on a cruise. We don’t always wear cowboy hats and boots, but I have to say, I often see plenty of cowboy hats and boots on a Texas Cruise on either of the Carnival ships or Royal Caribbean. After all, it’s a Galveston cruise from the Great State of Texas.
Onboard ship they will have several modes of dress including casual, dressy casual and formal.
Here are some suggested guidelines for the dining rooms. We’re talking about the evening dining rooms here, not the casual area dining rooms and fast food places…which I also love.
Formal: Hardly any of us have our own Tux, so your suit will do just fine. So, let it be suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses for women.
- 3 to 4-night cruises include one formal night and two or three casual nights.
- 5 nights include one formal, one dressy casual and three casual nights.
- 7-night cruises include two formal nights, one dressy casual night and four casual nights.
- 10 to 12-night cruises include three formal nights and three dressy casual nights, all other nights are casual.
- 14 and more night cruises include three formal nights and four dressy casual nights.
All other nights are casual.
All that being said, the main guideline is to not show up at the evening meal in a dining room in cutoffs or tank tops. It just isn’t cool. You might see starched jeans and boots with a jacket on a Texas based cruise which is dressy in any Texan’s mind, but not shorts, swimsuits, or cutoffs.