Princess Cruises Theme Nights: 2024 Schedule for all Ships!

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Hello cruise lovers, welcome back to another article of our “Theme Nights” series. After exploring the theme nights on Royal Caribbean, Carnival, MSC, and Norwegian, it’s finally time to delve into what you can expect on Princess Cruises (a topic someone even requested on Facebook).

I must confess, not many passengers dress up for theme nights on Princess Cruises.

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you already know how much I enjoy these special nights and that I always make an effort to dress up. So it brings me joy to see other passengers who share my enthusiasm.

However, in my opinion, Princess Cruises doesn’t heavily promote various dress codes, making theme nights not as prominent as on other cruise lines.

Nonetheless, there are still some intriguing theme nights. Let’s dive in and discover what they have to offer.

Gold and white night

Balloons for a Party on a Princess Cruise
Balloons for a Party on a Princess Cruise

One of the most famous theme nights on Princess Cruises is the gold and white one.

I personally love it. White clothes are really easy to find and everyone has something in their closets.

What I do for the gold and white night is to dress in a full white outfit and use gold for all the accessories.

For example, women can consider white dresses, ranging from cocktail to elegant styles, paired with gold accessories.

Men can simply wear white trousers and a white shirt, paired with gold watches, bracelets, necklaces, or hats.

Formal night (dress to impress)

The other famous one, that we see on almost every ship, is the formal night.

Last time I was on Princess, it was also called the “Dress to Impress” night.

What is it about? Well, it’s the traditional cruising one, emphasizing glamour, sophistication, and chic outfits. These evenings often are a showcase of elegance where you can wear your best dresses.

Women can wear floor-length gowns, cocktail dresses, or sophisticated dressy pantsuits. While men can opt for suits or tuxedos, paired with a tie, and polished dress shoes.

  • There is no formal night for cruises that are 1 to 4 days long.
  • There is one formal night for cruises that are 5 to 6 days long.
  • There are two formal nights for cruises that are 7 to 13 days long.
  • There are three formal nights for cruises that are 14 to 20 days long.

Holidays and festive theme nights

Hallowen Decorations on Princess
Halloween Decorations on Princess

One thing I particularly enjoy about Princess Cruises is the variety of holiday and festive theme nights.

On board, you can find a theme party for all the major festive occasions like Halloween, Mardi Gras, or Christmas.

If you sail during a festive period, remember to bring something to wear that matches the spirit of the celebration.

I once went on a Halloween cruise and lots of people dressed up!

’60s, ’70s, or ’80s night

'80s Night on Princess
’80s Night on Princess

These nights are perfect to relive the iconic fashion, music, and vibe of the ’60s, ’70s, or ’80s. These theme nights are usually followed by a party where a lot of people dress in period-specific attire.

As far as I know, the decade depends on the ship. The one that I’ve seen more often is the ’80s night but I have to say that each of them is equally fun.

My advice is to bring bell-bottoms and tie-dye shirts, something with neon colors, or mod dresses and suits.

Cowboy or county western night

I had never heard of a Cowboy Party until a friend of mine traveled with Princess Sky in early 2024.

I like the idea, even though cowboy-inspired attire could be a bit complicated to find.

I think the best choice would be to opt for a country look with denim skirts or jeans with plaid shirts, complemented by cowboy boots and hats for women.

Western shirts, leather belts with large buckles, and of course, cowboy hats and boots for men.

2024 Schedule for all the ships

Princess Cruise Ship
Princess Cruise Ship

Below here you can find the 2024 schedule for the theme nights of all Princess Cruises’ ships.

I update it as often as I can, but please take it as an indication as it may vary depending on the itinerary and the time of year.

Theme Nights on Grand Princess

  • Formal Night
  • White and Gold Night
  • County Western Night
  • Rock n Roll Night

Theme Nights on Coral Princess

  • ’80s Night
  • Formal Night

Theme Nights on Island Princess

  • White and Gold Night
  • Formal Night

Theme Nights on Sapphire Princess

  • Formal Night
  • White and Gold Night

Theme Nights on Caribbean Princess

  • Formal Night

Theme Nights on Diamond Princess

  • Formal Night
  • ’80s Party

Theme Nights on Crown Princess

  • Formal Night
  • White and Gold Night

Theme Nights on Emerald Princess

  • Formal Night
  • island night
  • ’80s Party

Theme Nights on Ruby Princess

  • Formal Night
  • ’80s Night

Theme Nights on Royal Princess

  • Gold and White Night
  • Formal Night

Theme Nights on Regal Princess

  • ’80s Night
  • Formal Night

Theme Nights on Majestic Princess

  • Gold and white Night
  • Formal Night

Theme Nights on Sky Princess

  • Formal Night
  • Cowboy Night
  • Glad Rags Night

Theme Nights on Enchanted Princess

  • Formal Night

Theme Nights on Discovery Princess

  • Formal Night
  • ’80s Night
  • Dress to Impress Night
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3 thoughts on “Princess Cruises Theme Nights: 2024 Schedule for all Ships!”

  1. Hello Leo,
    Do you know which days, such as second or third, are the formal nights on the Princess Majestic sailing for Alaska?

    Thank you so much!



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