How do you know which night is formal night? I don't see this information anywhere on my booking info. Trying to schedule certain activities but I want to make sure it doesn't interfere with formal night when we all can get together. Does formal night have a set rule, like its always on a Sea Day, or is it just by ship? If it helps, we are on the Freedom in August on the 8 night cruise.
This question is not that easy to answer. Trip gave you the rule of thumb "but" if the last full day of the cruise is a sea day then it's very possible you won't have a formal night on that day. They will have it the 2nd to last night.
The first formal night is almost always the first sea day. The second is the hard one to pin down.
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I believe they now call it Elegant night. I use to always wear a tuxedo on those nights but that seems to be going away. Most men I have seen wear a suite and tie and some just wear a nice sport jacket.
Cruise Elegant Dining Dress Code: Gentlemen - Dress slacks, dress shirts. We also suggest a sport coat. If you wish to wear suits and ties or tuxedos, by all means we invite you to do so. Ladies - Cocktail dresses, pantsuits, elegant skirts and blouses; if you‘d like to show off your evening gowns, that's great too!
That info will be in your Funtimes. It should not interfear with your shore time at all. Don't plat your shore trips to soon. I saw the price of some shore trips fall as time got closer. The night before was a good time to buy. You can pay for the trips at the customer service desk as well.
On my trip the most fun I had was when I dumped the shore trip and we rented a jeep and went out and just had fun without the croud.