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Old May 28th, 2011, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by MercedMike View Post
UMMM, not unless things have changed very recently. In theory, formal night extends through the entire ship for the whole evening, not just in specific dining venues.

One night we had reservations for alternative dining, and we got confused and forgot it was formal night. When we got there, the maitre de reminded us, and offered to hold our reservations while we changed. We hustled back to the cabin, I hopped into my tux and DW into her formal gown, and got back up there in 20 minutes! The maitre d' smiled, and said, "Wow, I thought you would just go put on a tie!"

It changed a few years back. My last three cruises we've dined in the alternative restaurants on formal night. I'd say 1/2 were dressed smart casual. Princess isn't stupid. People who are done with formal night have no issues paying money to eat somewhere nice. It also seems to be a trend as Celebrity has gone the same route this year.

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