So much for masterchef fervour, cruise lines too are competing in the culinary stakes. Gone are the days when fine dining was the exclusive province of the First Class passenger. Today's ships cater to all tastes with multi-choice dining venues, partnerships with famous culinary institutions, prestigious restaurants and celebrity chefs - although a small cost may be incurred. No longer do you have to queue for first and second sittings. You can choose to dine where, when and with whom you wish. Menus too, have expanded to include spa cuisine, vegetarian, kosher, whatever. So have dress codes. Country Club Casual is all the go. (For men: jackets yes, ties no) the exception is formal nights. Women: something pretty or witty.
But if you are dining with royalty - aka the Cunard Queens, why wouldn't you dress to impress? The Luxury Travel Bible does.