Q. What will the dress code be whilst I am on board?

Dress Codes By Cruise

We have two evening Dress Codes on-board all our ships; Evening Casual and Black Tie. Details of these, by cruise, can be viewed via the links below. We also host Theme Nights, details of which can be found in the question - Do you have them nights on board?


The dress codes listed below are subject to change therefore we are unable to advise what dates the formal nights will take place on in advance. So be sure to check your Horizon newspaper for full details, which will be delivered daily to your cabin on-board. 


Arcadia from cruise J612 through to J721

Aurora from cruise R614 through to R802

Azura from cruise A625 through to A805A

Oceana from cruise E616 through to E726

Oriana from cruise X614 through to X727

Ventura from cruise N623 through to N803

Britannia from cruise B602 through to B733D



Round World Cruise


Dress codes are yet to be released for World Cruises in 2017 but please check back for updates.

Aurora R701

Arcadia J701

Please note:

From 2016 we simplified our Dress Codes on board all our ships. We know that our guests adore dressing up and it has long been a part of the P&O Cruises experience, so Black Tie evenings are still firmly part of the on-board programme however the Smart Jacket Required Dress Code will no longer apply, therefore we will only have Evening Casual and Black Tie. We hope this change will help make your packing a little easier and give you a great blend of formal night glamour and laid-back style on your holiday.


In addition, details of dress codes can be obtained via the Cruise Personaliser

Please note, that this information is subject to change and final details will be confirmed on-board. 


Suggested Attire for Black Tie and Evening Casual nights

Details of suggested attire for Black Tie and Evening Casual nights can be found under the question "Is there a dress code on board?"




Further Information

Further information can also be obtained via the following questions: Does the dress code apply to all areas of the ship? 

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