Following extensive research, Cunard has announced that it is updating its Dress Code Policy, and will have just two classifications in future.
Formal – Gentlemen will be expected to wear a dinner jacket, tuxedo or dark suit with a tie, with ladies wearing an evening or cocktail dress.
Informal – A jacket is required for gentlemen, although a tie is optional. For ladies it would be a cocktail dress, stylish separates or the equivalent.
For guests who wish to wear less formal clothes, there is the opportunity to dine in one of the casual alternative restaurants, Kings Court and Lido. For pre or post dinner drinks, they will be able to use the adjoining Winter Gardens and Garden Lounge Bars. Please note that after 6pm it is not considered appropriate to wear shorts, blue or worn denim (for men and women), sandals or sleeveless tops (for men) anywhere within the ship.
Daytime – during the day stylish casual wear, including smart jeans and shorts, is fine onboard. Swimsuits, sarongs, gym wear and micro shorts are allowed pool-side, on deck or while in the Spa and Fitness Centre, but must be covered up in any other areas of the ship.
This new Dress Code will apply on Queen Elizabeth from Q308 on 7th April 2013, Queen Victoria from V305 on 1st May 2013, and on QM2 from M304 on 26th April 2013.