Contributor Level: Captain

Robes in Cabins

On Princess, there is a box to check when you fill out your online information as to whether or not you want a robe - no extra charge. Do other lines charge for this!?


I always check the box because I do not pack a robe and after the last Room Evacuation, I was glad to have it. (I saw so many people running around in very odd pjs that I wished they had a robeWink)


Is a robe something you want and/or request?


63 Answers

Contributor Level: Captain

Good topic...  (and kind of a sore spot for me - sorry)

A terrycloth robe is the biggest waste of packing capacity I can think of.  If you have the option of a robe on board, take it!  Being PC devotees, we request robes using the checkbox. Generally, we use them in our cabin or for sitting on our balcony after a nice shower. I also use the robe when going to the spa when we purchase a thermal suite package or to the pool when I forget to pack a coverup.

That said, I've seen just about everything from fellow passengers in robes... including wearing of bathrobes in the cafe and casual food areas. Granted these are considered casual dining... but not that casual.  It is offensive for people (our experience has been exclusively men do this) to wear only a robe to go to casual breakfast/lunch venues. No one wants to see your junk hanging out when your tie-in-front robe parts a bit too much. I get even more incensed when there are children in the vicinity.

~~putting my soapbox away~~

Contributor Level: Captain

Many cruise lines automatically include robes at certain cabin categories and above, as well as at certain past passenger levels.  Often you can request one (regardless of cabin type) simply by asking your steward.  I’ve never seen a charge for using a robe unless you wanted to take it home.

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

RCL automatically includes robes in the cabin if you have something like more than 5 cruises. 

Contributor Level: Captain

Have never seen anyone not clothed beneath their robe.  Hope we never do.  You should probably alert a crewmember when this happens.

Contributor Level: Captain

We got the robes on our first Princess cruise. we brought them home and now they are the "hot tub robes".

We always ask for robes, because they are to bulky to pack.

Contributor Level: Captain

We too check the box on Princess, NCL they have always been in the room. Usually have to ask for them on Holland. Never wear them outside of the room.

Contributor Level: Captain

Carnival automatically include robes...I like to wear one (with clothes underneath) as I watch a movie on the deck at night..it gets kind of cool


Contributor Level: Staff Captain

We've never been charged for robes.

Contributor Level: Captain

With save the waves, you have to request it. It is part of the perks for one of the levels of Crown and anchor, but I think with them going green, they cut back on the automatic (just like the animal towels are every other night and not every night.)


They are complimentary on Carnival.  I do like having and using them.


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