Crystal leans toward a more formal dress than most of its competitors, and enforces its dress code. If you enjoy a more informal and relaxed dress code, Crystal might not be your best choice. If you enjoy formality and getting dressed up, and showing off your fine evening wear in an elegant atmosphere, Crystal would be perfect for you. Times are changing. During the Black Tie Optional evening(s), more guests are opting not to wear formal attired during these evenings. For men, a sports coat (without a tie) is becoming more common.
Throughout the day, guests wear a mix of active resort wear. Waterside dining room attire is casual during the day; however, swimsuits, swimsuit cover–ups/robes, baseball hats and denim cutoff shorts are not appropriate. If you choose to change your attire following the evening dinner and other festivities, please maintain a minimum style of dress in keeping with the Crystal Casual dress code. After 6:00 pm, casual daytime attire is not appropriate. Shorts and baseball caps are not permitted for men or women. Guests have two elegant options for preferred evening attire: Crystal Casual and Black Tie Optional. Please refer to the dress codes described in detail below. If you choose to change your attire following the evening dinner and other festivities, please maintain a minimum style of dress in keeping with the dress code described in Crystal Casual.
Crystal Casual Attire
Women’s Crystal Casual includes:
• Dress slacks
Winter Suggestion: Warm wraps or evening coats, as well as gloves and scarves for fall and winter months
Men’s Crystal Casual includes:
• Open-collar shirt
• Collared polo shirt
• Button-down shirt
• Dress shirt (no tie required)
• Dress pants/Smart trousers
• Sport coat (optional)
Winter Suggestion: Overcoat, scarves, gloves and hats for fall and winter months
Black Tie Optional Attire
A Black Tie Optional evening offers a celebratory opportunity to dress more formally on a special evening(s). For men, this includes a dark suit with tie, or tuxedo; for women, this includes a formal cocktail dress, evening gown or dressy evening separates. On Black Tie Optional evenings, we request at least a jacket to be worn by men and a dress, skirt or dress slacks and blouse or sweater to be worn by women. Jeans may not be worn in any dining venues or lounges, including the Casino, on Black Tie Optional evenings. (Note: more guests are opting not to wear formal attired during these evenings. For men, a sports coat (without a tie) is becoming more common.)
On most voyages, guests can expect the following:
• 7-days (or less) cruises: Crystal Casual only, no Black Tie Optional evenings
• 8– to 10–day cruises: Up to one Black Tie Optional evening
• 11– to 13–day cruises: Two Black Tie Optional evenings
• World Cruises, Holiday voyages and Crossings may be scheduled differently
Please be advised that one night of your itinerary (7 days or longer) will be a designated Crystal White Extravaganza, a signature dance party event with the Crystal showband featuring vocalist, violinist and their Latin dance performers. Dress Code is Crystal Casual (suggested white attire).
For your convenience, the recommended dress code for each evening of your cruise is listed in the daily itinerary section of the Priority Check–in & Planning Center (PCPC) accessible at crystalcruises.com.