January 16th, 2008, 01:29 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Denver Colorado, USA
We have been on two 30 day plus HAL cruises. They try to place the formal nights on days at sea so as not to disrupt your ashore activities. HAL is not as formal is it used to be. My guess is that you will now see about 60 to 65% dark suits as opposed to tuxes on formal nights, and some people just wear a nice sports jacket and tie. I took some very nice Hawaiian shirts that I wore in the tropics on some informal nights and all casual ones. My wife dressed accordingly, but I'm no expert on what women wear.
One nice thing is that all HAL ships except the new great big ones that never get out of the Caribbean or Mexican Riviera, have laundries so you can do the laundry occasionally on at sea days. There is no need to over-pack on a long cruise, but when you cross climate zones, you have to take clothes for more than one climate.
Landlocked in Denver, but cruisin every chance we get.
Polynesia, Carib. '86
Cr. Odyssey, Scandinavia, '91, 30 Day S Pac. 2002
Crystal Harm, Aust., N.Z., '94
Royal Odyssey, AK,'96
Old Cr. Pr. Canal, '97
RCCL, Carib, 1998
Volendam, Car, 2000
Ryndam, 35 day S. Am., Antarctica, '03
Is. Pr., Canal, 2004
Statendam, 34 day China, Japan, AK '06
Cr.Pr., Carib. 08
Eurodam, Atlantic, Med. '10