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Old September 8th, 2006, 10:41 PM
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You know, it used to be that there were no formal nights on cruises. There was no need for that distinction since every night was white-tie, tails and top hat.

I think the modern proliferation of dining wear regulations has actually made the situation more complicated. More complicated than it used to be, and more complicated than it should be.

A gentleman would bring along his dinner wear, and that was it. No need to decide what to wear, no need to figure out regulations.

But to the question at hand: yes, I would miss Formal Nights if they were abolished. Another element of the elegance of cruising would fall away.

I guess I like traditions!

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