I love formal night and fortunately Costa have not dumbed down on Gala night...far from it, especially in Europe, Middle East and Far East cruises where its an almost 100% full on formal turn out by passengers.
They have 3 Gala nights per 7 day cruise...welcome aboard, Captains night & farewell.
My cruise next year is a B2B...and it'll be 7 formal Gala nights over the two cruises...and I cannot wait cos its wonderful, its traditional and it brings back very fond memories of the ocean liners of bygone years.
I have 10 full on formal dresses and I just love the experience of dressing to the nines
Costa Pacifica - Dec 2012
Costa Favolosa - June 2013
Costa Deliziosa - Dec 2013
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