Originally Posted by Flying Beagle
Does anyone know which nights will be Formal Nights for a RT Inside Passage to Alaska on Princess? I called the cruiseline and they said they never know ahead of time when it will be. I'm trying to figure out if I need to bother with Formal night at all, since we've booked two excursions that will have us out in the evenings.
The cruise agent did say that they're typically on the 2nd night of cruising and the last night of cruising. This would mean I would only be around for one of the nights, so I'm not sure if I'll even bother, as I would need to go buy a new outfit. Here's our itinerary out of Seattle on August 7th:
SAT08/07/10 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA
DEPART 4:00PM CHECK IN 12:00PM-3:00PM
MON08/09/10 JUNEAU, ALASKA, USA ARRIVE 12:00PM DEPART 10:00PM
TUE08/10/10 SKAGWAY, ALASKA, USA ARRIVE 6:00AM DEPART 8:15PM
WED08/11/10 GLACIER BAY CRUISING, ALASKA, USA ARRIVE 6:00AM DEPART 3:00PM SCENIC CRUISING
THU08/12/10 KETCHIKAN, ALASKA, USA ARRIVE 7:00AM DEPART 12:30PM
FRI08/13/10 VICTORIA, B.C., CANADA ARRIVE 7:00PM DEPART 11:59PM
SAT08/14/10 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA
Hi Flying Beagle,
I have never heard of formal night taking place on the last night of any cruise, since bags must be packed and out in the passage way for pick-up in the early evening.
In looking at your itinerary my bet would be that the formal nights will be on Sunday and on Thursday, with an outside chance that the second formal night will be on Wednesday. The formal nights on all the ships that I have sailed never take place while the ship is still in port.
Hope this helps,
Enjoy your cruise to Alaska, as you are in for a real treat.