I've been reading these boards and have gone through all my cruise materials, but I still don't see a definitive answer on what's appropriate, so I'm going to throw out what I think and you guys can confirm? I'm going on a 7-day western caribbean cruise on RCI next week.
Him - Dark suit (as he does not own a tux)
Me - Knee-length black cocktail dress and plain long black dress (not too dressy)
Him - sport coat, nice shirt and slacks
Me - Sleeveless, knee-length dressy sundress
The rest of the nights
Him - golf shirt and khakis or slacks
Me - Sundress or slacks and a nice shirt
Any thoughts? I don't want to be overdressed, but don't want to be a slob either.
actually hubby could get away without the sports coat - "smart" or "resort" casual is basically an attempt by the cruise line to avoid people wearing jeans & t-shirts into the dining rooms. The guideline used to be wear something that you would wear to a nice restaurant in your home town. A nice silk , oxford or polo shirt with a nice pair of pants (like Docker's would be fine) your choices are great, how about adding a bit of sparkle to your long black dress with a wrap or shawl?? I always go for sundresses and flat sandals for casual dressing - personally so much easier to throw on a dress instead of pants & a shirt!