(Closed) Formal night on cruises?

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

This is mine, but we were some of the most dressed up people there. Some people go all out, and some people wear jeans… That’s how it was on my cruise. Get as dressed up as you like. It’s all just for fun.

I thought that I had a full sized picture, but this is the best that I have. It’s me and my mom. We both wore dresses that came down to about the knees with some strappy sandals. Sorry about that. Hope this helps a little! Have an awesome time. Where are you going?

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You’ll be fine.  “Formal night” on cruises doesn’t really mean formal anymore.  I wore sundresses and was dressier than most.  

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wore both of these and felt totally comfortable. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

that’s perfect.  it’s not all that “formal”.  I mean there’s like the 5% who’ll wear tuxes and evening gown, and the 5% who stroll in in jeans, then there’s everyone in between.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Your dresses will be fine. Your accessories are perfect to make it dressy.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

What cruise line are you going on??  I think your dresses are perfectly fine for formal night… especially with those accessories.  Sometimes the “formatlity” of formal night depends on which line you’re cruising on.  Some ladies may be in full on beaded ball gowns!!  Not to worry though…  there is quite a mix on a formal night. Laughing

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Formal night is far from black tie (atleast on NCL). It isn’t even required. On our cruise, most people dressed up a bit more than they would have normally but there were certainly no glamorous gowns floating around. A dress (ANY dress) will be more than sufficient. We almost didn’t even dress up since it was more of a chore than to just go down to dinner in our normal cruise garb but we figured we’d get all spiffy for the hell of it. Honestly, I wore a sun dress and Darling Husband wore khakis and a nice button down. Nothing too fancy but we fit right in.  

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ah i’m so glad you started this thread. Darling Husband and I were talking about this last night- we’re leaving tomorrow for our cruise. Carnival on the Freedom ship to Jamaica and had NO clue what to wear. How do you know when formal night is?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I went on a Carnival cruise last year. Fiance wore a black suit for the 1st formal night and i wore a cocktail dress (same dress i wore for my engagement party). We felt fine in what we wore, although there were definitely people more casual and more dressed up. On the 2nd formal night, I think Fiance dropped the suit and wore slacks and a button down and I wore a more casual dress. We still felt fine.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Kkaattii:  It should be announced in your cruise itinerary that you’ll get in your cabin daily. 

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@HappilyEverAfter54:  If you want to learn more about your cruise line, ore specifically your ship, look on http://www.cruisecritic.com

Lots of good information in the forums about meals, dress codes, excursions etc.

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