Crystal Cruises introduces new dress code
Crystal Cruises is introducing a simpler evening dress code, beginning 21st December 2014 onboard both its award-winning ships. While casual daytime attire is acceptable onboard any time before 6pm, the suggested evening dress code simplifies the current options of Resort Casual, Elegant Casual and Black-Tie Optional and will now feature only two preferences:
- New "Crystal Casual" - A dressed-up version of casual attire, the new designation for evenings applies to all areas of the ships after 6pm and includes dresses, skirts, dressy trousers and blouses or jumpers for women, and dress shirts and sport coats (no tie required), open-collar or collared polo shirt and dress trousers/smart trousers for men.
- Black Tie Optional - More formal evenings boast the celebratory ambiance of a special occasion, calling for dark suits with ties or tuxedos for men and formal cocktail or evening dresses, or formal evening separates for women.
"With an increasing mix of domestic and international holidaymakers, it is important Crystal stays on trend and supports the changing style preferences among them," says Crystal President and COO, Edie Rodriguez. "With just two straightforward evening attire preferences, we ease the stress of packing and planning, and put the focus on the excitement of the voyage ahead."
With the new evening dress code policy, guests can expect one "Black Tie Optional" for seven- to 10-night cruises, and two on 11- to 13-night cruises. These estimates are subject to change depending on itinerary details, while World Cruise, festive sailings and ocean crossings may be scheduled differently. The new guidelines do not apply to daytime hours, when guests are encouraged to dress comfortably and appropriately for their chosen activities.
Crystal Dining Room attire is casual during the day, and those not wishing to change outfits for evening dining may opt for dining on the ships' spacious indoor/outdoor Lido decks. On Black Tie Optional evenings, jeans are not allowed in any dining venues or lounges, including the Crystal Casino.
Crystal Cruises is the world's leading luxury cruise provider, having earned more "World's Best" awards than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history. Aboard the all-inclusive, ultra-luxurious Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, refined elegance meets casual simplicity. With an emphasis on innovative product differentiation, the renowned Crystal experience is distinguished by classic service, abundant space, superior quality and extensive choices. Crystal sails to all seven continents, providing worldwide holidays of five to 100+ days that bridge the best of land and sea.
- What do you think of the new dress codes? Are cruise lines going too casual?