Q. Do you have theme nights on board?

Yes. For details of the specific Theme Nights on any cruise (except Britannia), please see What will the dress code be whilst I am on-board?  The exact dates that Theme Nights are held will be confirmed once on-board.

Theme Nights you might expect to find on-board a P&O Cruises holiday:

  • 60s & 70s
  • 80s & 90s
  • Black & White
  • Country & Western
  • Tropical 
  • Pirates Deck Party


Dressing for theme nights:

Getting involved and dressing up for a Theme Night is great fun, but it isn’t compulsory.  If you’d like to get into the spirit, suggestions on what you could pack and wear are below. If you choose not to dress for a Theme Night, please adhere to the ship’s Dress Code for that evening. You will also find the Dress Code for each evening detailed on the front cover of Horizon, your daily newspaper delivered to your cabin.

Black and White
These are always on our formal evenings, and you are most likely to find gentleman in tuxedo’s or black suits. You could also wear all white, or all black, ladies can do exactly the same. 

60s, 70s or 80s
Dress styles and music appropriate to that decade.

Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, flower necklaces may be provided on-board.

Country & Western
Cowboy hats and boots, checked shirts.

Pirate Deck Party
Pirate hats, eye patches.

Land Fall Balls
Held at the end of the cruise, Black Tie would be appropriate.

Ladies Night Balls
Held on Black Tie nights where Black Tie would be appropriate.


A Country and Western Theme Night is advertised, but you’ve forgotten your Stetson hat and cowboy boots. Your Horizon newspaper states that the ship’s Dress Code that night is Evening Casual, so your Evening Casual wear should be worn in this instance.

Land Fall Balls Theme Evening has been advertised where Black Tie would be appropriate wear. Your Horizon newspaper states that the ship’s Dress Code that night is Black Tie. The only appropriate wear that evening would therefore be Black Tie.




Theme Nights on-board Britannia are a real spectacle! If you fancy joining in the fun you are welcome to take part with a themed outfit, but this isn’t compulsory.  Events and themes vary by cruise so check Cruise Personaliser before you sail where Dress Code details can be found.

80s Night
You know the words so sing along! Enjoy all the 80s classics in the Live Lounge as our vocalists, live band and entertainment team take a trip down memory lane. As this is held on a casual evening, why not join in with the fun and dress as your favourite 80’s pop star.


Movies and Music Night 
Relive iconic scenes from the big screen with a soundtrack from the all time greats. The Live Lounge band, vocalists and entertainment team bring to life music from the movies. If you like dressing up, why not pack and come as your favourite film star!

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