Originally Posted by colorcrazie
I wouldn't worry so much about your dad. Men who are uncomfortable in formal wear will look uncomfortable, which kind of ruins the whole image. So, if he has a decent suit that he is comfy in, that should be fine. It depends a lot on which cruise line you are on and how long the cruise is. Those that are over 7 days tend to be dressier.
Thanks Marty, yes that was my fear that he might looked as if someone has dressed him! A nice suit probably is the best option, although he can always try one for hire and see how he feels. We are on the Carnival Miracle (Eastern Caribbean) for 8 days. I believe it's not the most formal but there are two formal evenings and we were thinking also of using the supper club some nights.