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On other cruises, the formal nights have coincided with sea days. On our upcoming 10 day on Constellation, there are 4 sea days, 2 at the start, and 2 at the end. Which are the formal nights?
You'll find the schedule of evening attire for the whole cruise in the "Celebrity Today" (daily program) that will be in your cabin when you embark, but the "formal" evenings are fairly predictable.
>> The first "formal" evening, for the Captain's official "Welcome Aboard," is on the second night of the cruise unless the ship remains in port late that on evening, in which case it moves to the next later available evening.
>> The last "formal" evening, for the Captain's official "Farewell," is on the next to last evening of the cruise unless the ship remains in port late on that evening, in which case it moves to the next earlier available evening.
>> And if the cruise has three "formal" evenings, the middle "formal" evening, for the Captain's Gala, is usually on the evening of the day at sea or the day when the ship leaves port early that's nearest the middle of the cruise.
Note that the first evening is always "casual" because passengers at first seating might not receive their luggage in time to dress and the last night is always "casual" because disembarking passengers need to pack their dress clothing for disembarkation.