Gala Evenings

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An invitation to dress in your finest black tie for a spectacular evening of music and celebration.

The true romance of ocean travel is never more alive than on our Gala Evenings. You’ll feel a palpable sense of occasion in the air as guests emerge from their staterooms in their finest evening wear, beautifully attired in tuxedos and ball gowns, like a scene from a Hollywood movie.

Feel the magic in the air

We invite you, by formal invitation delivered to your stateroom, to a Gala Evening at least once on every voyage of three nights or more, with the dress code always revealed in advance of sailing so you can pack accordingly.

On these nights you’ll witness your ship transform, with a flurry of decorations, signature dining menus and specialty cocktails. There’ll be a complimentary drink awaiting you at dinner, musicians to entertain you long into the night and a heightened sense of celebration throughout your ship.

It really is a magical time to be on board.

Our Gala themes

Gala Evenings follow one of four themes – either Black and White, Red and Gold, Masquerade or Roaring 20s. You’ll find many nods to these themes in the way your ship is decorated, the musical acts performing throughout the night, and in the signature cocktails and dishes available that evening in our bars and restaurants.

Our ‘What to pack for your cruise’ guide offers more inspiration on how to dress for these very special evenings on board, and for daytimes on board and on shore.

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