Originally Posted by luv2cruiserccl
ok i have to bring this up as another question on this topic. Personally in all my past cruise's i have always worn a dark suit and tie to the formal night's.. But on that note i personally don't like having to pack all those extra clothes. My question for discussion is this.... With the airline policy's changing almost daily on luggage and charging quite a bit for a bag and especially for a 2nd and so on can a person afford almost to pack all the formal wear let alone the casual attire you have to pack for the casual night's.... I'm almost ready on the formal night's to skip the main dining room and book one of the specialty restaurants and wear your casual but yet dressy wear, or go to the windjammers on rccl and be done with it. I do completely understand some people like to get all dressed up but anymore I'm not sure......
I have seen people wear jean's, shorts and those bright Hawaiian shirts on casual and formal night's as well thou. Not saying it was right or wrong but i have seen it and they where seated and served in the formal dining room.
I personally think that there should just be casual night's and no more formal night's.. I believe there is a lot to do with the formal night and income to the cruise line with all the photo's etc that are taken those night and sold.. Plus i always end up changing afterword's and going to the pool or upper decks have a drink or something and a lot of time's it hard to walk and lounge around all evening in dress clothes. Maybe and just a thought on the "formal night" 1st seating could be more dressed down casual and for everyone that was to dress up and be "formal" have the second seating for that....just a thought
Unless you live in Florida or close to a home port.. I understand perfectly the difficulty of bringing a tux and formal wear..You would not believe the overage we have had to pay..Parrot Pop now brings a dark jacket and dark pants which goes with everything, several shirts and ties. As for me..I bring a pair of dressy black slacks and various dressy and semi-dressy tops..plus two light weight long skirts.. There are people like ourselves who like the formality of a formal night.. Rev. and I over the years disagree on many clothing subjects, but dressy or not jeans DO NOT belong in the dining room in the evening..Try cruising 14 days plus without a washing machine onboard.. On a lighter note...only for those that don't know me... I often wear the same outfit or close to it TWICE.....