Originally Posted by Rev22:17
Strictly, "formal" means "black tie" -- tuxedo or dinner jacket for gentlemen and a full length dress or formal cocktail dress for ladies. The cruise lines have adapted a modified standard of "formal" that admits a dark -- and I do mean DARK -- business suit, with dress shirt and necktie, for gentlemen.
We're going on our 4th Carnival cruise this month and the wife finally talked me into the formal dining. I checked Carnival's FAQ and they listed a suit as formal wear, not necessarily a DARK suit. I planned on wearing my grey suit (thats the only one that still fits) am I going to fit in?