We are booked on the June 27 sailing of Paradise and were wondering about the "formal nights". How formal are these? I have heard that there are people who wear dress suits (buisness work attire) instead of formals? Any input?
A dark suit, with a dressy shirt and tie is acceptable. My husband wore a black suit, with a french cuff shirt, cuff links, and a nice tie. He wore the same suit on the second formal with another shirt and tie.
In the dining room on Formal night there will be lots of people in evening wear. The other nights I wear pants suits or dresses. I have even seen people on Formal night wearing tuxedo's. My dh carries a nice suit or two for the entire cruise, then he just wears Dockers and sports shirts for the other nights. Remember your dress shoes.
I do not own a "formal gown", nor does my husband own a tux. We have worn a nice long dress and a good suit/shirt/tie to formal nights, no problem. Despite my vehement protests, my teen son showed up for dinner one night in jeans and nobody stopped him from entereing the dining room (until he got to me!).