What Is A Themed Night?
A themed night on a cruise ship where guests and staff dress up with a specific theme in mind.
Colour-themed nights are very popular – particularly White Night, which is held on many different cruise lines.
How Do You Find Out In Advance What The Theme Will Be?
Cruise theme nights are included in your cruise fare, but you need to check online to find out what the theme on your cruise might be, so you can pack accordingly.
You can normally find out in advance which themed nights might be held by logging into your online cruise account.
You could join a Facebook “Roll Call” which is a Facebook group specifically for the sailing you are taking. Others already in the group may be able to advise you.
If in doubt – guess! White night parties are very common, followed by 80s and 70s parties. Pack something that you could wear that would fit the theme, just in case!
Find Out What Others Wear For “White Night” Themed Parties here:
|Black and White Night, 50’s/60’s/70’s/80’s
|Latin Night, 70s, 80s, White Hot Party
|White Parties, Flower Party
|80s Rock’n’Glow, Silent White Hot Night and Superhero Music Party.
|Black and White, Red and Gold, Masquerade or Roaring 20s.
Here Is What Some Of The Cruise Lines Suggest
It Sounds Like Disney May Have Had Problems With Themed Nights In The Past…
Do You Have To Get Involved In Themed Night Parties?
Not at all, joining in is completely voluntary. If dressing up isn’t your thing, there is no need to do it!
Can I Hire Themed Clothing Onboard?
The only cruise line that advertises clothing hire is Cunard.
Gentlemen can hire tuxedos including shirts, trousers and dinner jackets on board from the shops – these are to wear on their “Gala Nights,” not themed nights as such.
Tuxedo packages range from $90 for one night up to $250 for 5 nights.
They don’t hire any sort of clothing hire for ladies, suggesting instead that they buy something from one of the onboard shops.
I took a cruise on the last Ocean Liner, Cunards Queen Mary 2. Cunard has very strict dress codes. Find out what I thought of that here:
Before You Go
Check out what else you need to think about and plan for when you book your cruise below:
I took a cruise with the British Cruise Line Marella that was completely 90s-themed. I dressed up every night! Find out more about that cruise here: