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Old November 22nd, 2008, 05:50 PM
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Hello Fellowcruisers,

Just a quick question - We are doing a 12-night cruise (Explorer of the Seas out of NJ) and need confirmation as to attire - I read in the brochure that we will have 2-formal nights, 8 casuals and 2 smart casual. Is this correct?

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I find this a little surprising. I would expect 3 formal nights and fewer casual nights, but I do not know. I am just saying by experience. I hope you get the info soon, I would try the Royalcaribbean.com web site.
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Yes, I'd check their web-site and see what that says. As for the smart casual, means a sports jacket, but in the past few years, you see very little of that, most treat it as just another casual night.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 06:58 PM
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Hi Donna & Paul,

Thank you both for your assistance.

I checked with the T.A. as well and as Paul said, it is 3 formal nights. Also 2 smart casual and 7 casual.

You might get a chuckle out of this but I thought when you had formal nights that you had to dress up. Turns out you only have to dress formal if you dine in the main dining rooms (that is what my RCCL travel agent told me)!

Again, thank you.


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P.S. Not long to wait now - leave on Saturday!!
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Yea, I was thinking it would be 3 "formal" evenings on a cruise that length. Its usually 2 for a 7 night cruise.

Wow, leaving Saturday!!!

Bon Voyage and have a ball!
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If you want to skip dressing up completely, you can dine in the Lido area in any dress you want. Then spend the balance of your night tucked away in the theater or lounge, or your cabin watching movies and ordering room service desserts.

For formal night many people dress down after dinner, but try to stay in slacks and nice shoes. No one will complain, but if you plan to out walking all over the ship, try to stay dressed somewhat nice at least until dinner second seating is over. No jeans, torn t-shirts, halter tops, etc. Just wear black slacks and a hawaiian shirt, for example.
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Hi Donna & Paul,

I just love to cruise but hate to pack a suitcase.

I will be taking only one formal outfit and then we will dine at the Lido Restaurant after that...and will not be spending too much time in the cabin. Too much to do, so little time!

Maybe you can answer a question for me:

I have called the airlines who referred me to the transportation people on this. My interpretation is you are allowed a one qt zip lock plastic bag for each passenger and can put as many as 3-ounce bottles in these bags as you want.

The Weather Channel has said you are only allowed 3 3oz bottles only in a one qt zip lock plastic bag which does not sound correct.

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Hi Donna & Paul,

I just love to cruise but hate to pack a suitcase.

I will be taking only one formal outfit and then we will dine at the Lido Restaurant after that...and will not be spending too much time in the cabin. Too much to do, so little time!

Maybe you can answer a question for me:

I have called the airlines who referred me to the transportation people on this. My interpretation is you are allowed a one qt zip lock plastic bag for each passenger and can put as many as 3-ounce bottles in these bags as you want.

The Weather Channel has said you are only allowed 3 3oz bottles only in a one qt zip lock plastic bag which does not sound correct.


You can put as many 3 ounce containers in a 1 qt. zip lock bag if you want. But this is only for carry on luggage. You can put as many things as you want in you checked luggage. Also if you don't want to worry about bring shampoo, tooth paste, ect. buy it when you get to New York, so your luggage doesn't way as much. Since you are doing a 12 day cruise you need to bring more clothes unless you are planning on doing laundry.
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Yes, thank you for that advice.

I thought so with regards to the 3-oz liquid allowance. It is called the 3-1-1 (3-oz bottles, 1 qt zip lock bag and 1 zip lock bag per passenger.

If you have a weighing scale at home, you can weigh your luggage to make sure you are not overweight.

Needless, to say I will not be purchasing anything on this trip unless I can fit into my carryon.

Again, thank you.

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Yes, thank you for that advice.

I thought so with regards to the 3-oz liquid allowance. It is called the 3-1-1 (3-oz bottles, 1 qt zip lock bag and 1 zip lock bag per passenger.

If you have a weighing scale at home, you can weigh your luggage to make sure you are not overweight.

Needless, to say I will not be purchasing anything on this trip unless I can fit into my carryon.

Again, thank you.

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Yes, I always weigh my luggage at home to avoid paying extra charges and redoing suitcases.

I did see something on the news a few days ago that said the make sure the scale that the airline is using is zeroed out. Becuase they said a lot of their scales are not so a lot of people are paying extra charges they shouldnt be.
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