Gala Evenings.

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Many guests come on board just to dance; no wonder we’re famous for our spectacular Gala Evenings.

Our Gala Evenings are highly anticipated occasions on any cruise of three nights or more. They’re the reason you’ve packed your finest dinner jackets and ballgowns, ready to sweep around the Queens Room. Every event has a glamorous theme, from traditional Black & White Gala Evenings to the Roaring 20s, you'll find many nods to these themes throughout the ship, so you'll want a wardrobe to match.

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.

Black and White or Roaring 20s.

Gala Evenings follow one of two themes – either Black and White or Roaring 20s, with voyages of seven nights or more offering a chance to attend both. 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.

Life on board

Discover your new favorites.

With time at sea the choice, as always with Cunard, is yours. There is as much or as little to do as you please, with more possibilities than you have time to discover.