Okay...I'm going to keep this one simple. My wife and I are going on our first cruise on the Carnival Inspiration 10/30/04. We are not planning on going to the Captain's Dinner. On all other nights, is a pair of dockers and a nice polo or button down shirt acceptable?
yes, you will be fine. FYI -formal night attire applies to all the dining rooms and alternative restaurants. The exceptions being the buffets, pizzerias or room service. Formal night on Carnival is not super, super dressy. A nice pair of dress pants, dress shirt, tie & blazer or a suit is all you would need. And all the ladies would need would be a nice cocktail dress, a nice suit, or a nice pair of dressy pants with a dressy top.