Originally Posted by Dave Beers
Prior to our first cruise 20+ years ago my wife and I went out and bought two formal outfits each. I bought a tuxedo and a white dinner jacket, along with two different cummerbund sets. I still have them although they don't come close to fitting anymore.
I think we had the usual two formal nights on that cruise, along with two semi-formal, and I want to say there was at least one 'informal' night which still meant jacket and tie. Semi-formal was a suit. This was with HAL, and I think just about every man wore a tux or dinner jacket on the formal nights. Very few in suits.
Definitely! When we started cruising I wouldn't have dreamt of skipping formal night. Not sure when it started to change, maybe we were jaded and they weren't special anymore or we just preferred to eat less formally. Can't put my finger on it, but it definitely changed for us. Still have all the gowns and my DH's Tux, but the haven't been on a cruise with us in about 4 or 5 years.