What to Bring
You're booked for The 2017 Chicano Cruise and you're ready for fun on the high seas, but you're not quite sure what to bring. Should you dress up, dress down or a little of both? What kind of shoes can you bring and is it OK to bring your own food and drinks on board? Carnival's guidelines are casual, but there are a few rules to follow.
Clothes For Men
During the day, it's fine to wear shorts, polo shirts, T-shirts or similar casual tops. Shoes, including sandals, should have rubbers soles for good traction on board. For the Cruise Casual dinner, you'll need sport shorts, khakis, sports slacks, jeans, a collared shirt and a pair of proper sandals or shoes. It can get a little chilly in January so a light-weight jacket would be a good idea to bring. For the Cruise Elegant dinner, you'll need dress slacks and a dress shirt. Suits and tuxedos are welcome--and a chance to look sharp. C
Clothes For Women
On board during the day, you'll want. Your shoes should have rubber soles for good traction on deck. For the Cruise Casual dinner, you need a casual dress, casual skirt or pants and tops, a summer dress, Capri pants, dress shorts or jeans. It can get a little chilly in January so a light-weight jacket or sweater would be a good idea to bring. For the Cruise Elegant dinner, cocktail dresses, pantsuits, elegant skirts and blouses are recommended.
Guests who are at least 21 years old are allowed to bring one bottle of wine or champagne on board; any additional quantity or other alcoholic beverages will be confiscated. If you drink your wine in the dining room or steakhouse, you'll need to pay a corkage fee. As of July 2009, the fee was $10 for the dining room and $14 in the steakhouse. If you buy bottled alcoholic beverages while in port, the cruise crew will hold them until the end of the trip. The same goes for alcohol you buy in the cruise gift shop.
Proper travel documentation is required at embarkation and throughout the cruise. It is best to bring an enhanced, state-issued ID, a certified copy of your birth certificate or passport.
Shoes with wheels, such as Rollerblades, roller skates and Wheelies, are prohibited. So are large coolers. Carnival does permit small coolers for storage of nonalcoholic beverages or medications. The coolers must be no larger than 12 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches.
Carnival encourages guests to bring no more than two checked items, with each suitcase weighing no more than 50 pounds and measuring no more than 16 inches by 24 inches by 30 inches. Carry-on luggage should be 24 inches by 16 inches. It is customary to tip $1 per checked bag, and make sure checked bags have the Carnival Cruise tag before you leave home.
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