Choosing your Mask for a Cruise Ship Masquerade Ball

19 Apr 2019

Masquerade masks on board ship

How to choose the perfect mask for a cruise ship masquerade ball      

Cruise holidays are one of the fasted growing types of tourism – and with good reason!

The ability to visit several stunning destinations in one break and have all of your meals, accommodation and entertainment provided in a luxurious mode of transport are just some of the reasons why so many people opt to treat themselves to a cruise.

Another big draw for holidaymakers is the special gala nights that the crew put on especially to entertain their guests and make them feel like royalty for the night. During these events, guests are treated to delectable dinners and special entertainment and are usually asked to dress up for the evening to mark the occasion.

Many larger cruise liners have taken the gala nights onboard their ships a stage further and invite passengers to join in with the fun and intrigue of a masquerade ball as they sail through the evening to their next destination.

But if you’ve never been to a masquerade ball before, it can be difficult to know what type of mask would work best for you, so that’s why we’ve compiled this helpful guide to help you choose the perfect accessory.


Think about themes

Many cruise ship masquerade balls will often have a theme, such as a destination that you might be travelling to or a special festival or event like  Mardi Gras, carnival or even animals!

Make sure that you find out in advance if the ball is due to have a particular theme as this will help you narrow your focus to the right type of mask for the occasion.


Pick a shape to suit your face

If you’ve never worn a mask before, it can be tricky to choose a type that will best suit your face shape.

We’re previously written an article on this very subject - it offers some excellent advice on choosing a mask to suit the shape of your face, so take a look here before placing your order.

Remember, Just Posh Masks offers a 14-day home approval on all masks aside from our bespoke range, so you can try your mask on in the comfort of your home to make sure that you are 100% satisfied that it’s the one for you.


His and Hers

If you want to match your partner’s mask at the masquerade ball, then we also offer a wide range of his and hers masks that compliment each other perfectly.

Ideal for couples that want to colour coordinate their entire ensemble, you can both keep it simple yet stunning with a half mask finished in luxurious gold or go all out with ornate feathered adornments the ultimate wow factor – the choice is yours!

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By: Tracy Chandler

Tracy has been in the masquerade industry for over 15 years.

As an expert crafter, she spends her time sourcing, and buying, Posh Masks designs from the Venetian artisans in Venice, along with researching, and compiling, news, views, ideas, and advice on Venetian mask history and design, Commedia dell’arte characters and masks, the modern day masquerade party and the fancy dress world of Cosplay

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