Fred. Olsen will be relaxing its evening dress code across the fleet with effect from 1 July 2013.

The dress code will be simplified, removing the previous ‘Informal’ code and replacing it with ‘Smart Casual’, allowing for a more relaxed feel on board.

The cruises will continue with its traditional ‘Black Tie’ Formal Nights – usually three or four during a two-week cruise.

With the new ‘Smart Casual’ dress code, gentleman can wear a jacket and tie, or opt for an open-necked shirt, with Chinos or smart, dark-coloured jeans. For ladies, the choice could be an elegant dress or casual separates, such as a skirt or smart trousers and a top.

Nathan Philpot, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“Whilst many cruise lines have done away with dress codes altogether, we are aware that a significant number of our guests welcome the opportunity to dress up on special occasions, such as the ‘Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Party’, so we will be continuing with the popular ‘Black Tie’ theme on these nights.

“However, we have listened to our guests’ feedback and there is a demand from many for a more relaxed and informal dress code for the remainder of the evenings on board. We hope that, by simplifying the dress code for these, we can make things easier for everyone when packing and ensure that no one feels constrained by too many rules; after all, our guests are on a relaxing cruise holiday!”

The ‘Theme Nights’ aboard Fred. Olsen’s cruise ships will continue, such as ‘Tropical’ and ‘Red, White and Blue’, with dedicated shows and activities on board, and guests are welcome to dress up in fancy dress costume for these, or adopt the new ‘Smart Casual’ dress code as an alternative.

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