I agree with you both Doug and Lisa. This is certainly a hot topic and for once Norm and I agree that a sport coat just sneaks in under the wire. My hubby wears a black suit, white shirt or tux-style shirt on formal nights but we have certainly had tablemates in sport coat, shirt and tie. We are not likely to purchase a tux or rent one for that matter. My point was that a cruise is a wonderful experience and I would hate to see someone miss out because they felt out of place. Actually, we experienced some of that feeling on our first cruise because it was last minute and we hadn't really checked out appropriate dress. Good cause for this board to encourage appropriate dress but insert some reason.