You will find Celebrity to be more refined with a touch of class compared to what you have been on so far. Formal is dressy...don't be afraid to pull out the sequins and wear something that you would normally think of as flashy. Jeweled tops are very popular for women. Formal for men means a dark suit or certainly a tux or depending on the climate, a dinner jacket...but a dark suit at the very least.
Informal means "country club" informal...you can still dress up if you wish. For men; this means a jacket and tie.
Casual means "country club" casual...no jeans, no clogs, no shorts and certainly no tank tops. This also applies to your kids.
A lot of pax enjoy dressing on Celebrity.
There are many who would disagree with the above for various reasons but you asked the question in a way that suggested that there is no difference between Informal and Casual...As you can see...there really is a difference.
I think that was a good run down. Informal for women still to me means a dress or dressy pantsuit & at very least a jacket for men, usually a tie for mine. Casual is not around the house casual but smart cruisewear. But anything nice will usually fit in---no shorts !
Well put. Informal confuses many people just like business casual. Think about something nice that you would wear to a daytime wedding, out to celebrate a special occassion or to a really nice banquet. Smart casual can be slacks with coordinating tops, pants suits, nice capri outfits, sundress or tropical outfit. Like mentioned, save the jeans for traveling and shorts for daytime on shore or on ship. Don't foreget a shawl or sweater for ladies in case the air conditioning is too cool in a public room. Often the shops will have a $10 fake Parshima shawl sail - good souvenir and you can make use of it too.
I personally think the term "informal" is the most confusing and invites the most controversy. The best definition I have found for "informal" is what you would wear at a 5 star restaurant for a romantic evening, a wedding anniversary celebration or just a very special evening.
"Formal" means to me that you can literally pull out all the stops and dress to the nines!
"Casual" means just that- nice casual resortwear but no jeans; men wearing underwear t-shirts are also a no-no.
Luckily, men seem to have it easier than us women: a simple dark suit would suffice for both formal and informal. Us women have so many options! Decisions, decisions- so hard but a fun time deciding too!
You will be looking just right with the above ensemble that you have described!!
Someone who was very fashion conscious recently posted an amusing comment. They said: "Women...please add some color to those black cocktail dresses and pant suits...looks like we are all going to a funeral"....This made me laugh. Don't be afraid to accent your outfit with something colorful and outrageous. This is certainly the place to do it!!