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Old August 3rd, 2004, 06:49 PM
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Okay I have decided that I will go to the formal night, but rather just in my suit. That way I will feel comfortable in it.

But how is the best way to pack it? I am traveling by airplane and cruise ship... I was thinking like a gament bag... But some people do not recommend that.

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Hi Felway,
We always use a garment bag and have never had a problem. I keep everything in the plastic cleaner bags, so no wrinkles. Its the last thing I pack and the first I unpack, so give it a try, I'm sure you too will have no problems.

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exactly what Donna said, garment bag hang up your suit , covered in the dry cleaner's bags works great.
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Thanks... that is what I was going to do... But I believe on one of these message boards someone was saying against it, and did not understand that reasoing...

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Old August 4th, 2004, 08:24 PM
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This time, I'm taking my suit in the garment bag, but having it pressed when I get onboard. The cost is basically the same as at home and I don't risk paying twice because it got crumpled up on the way there.
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Old September 1st, 2004, 11:11 AM
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We always use a garment bag and have never had to have the suit pressed. Guess it depends on the suit.
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Old September 11th, 2004, 05:42 PM
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My husband has lost some weight and has decided that he'd rather take his light colored sports coat to wear for formal night instead of his dark suit. He has a variety of colored shirts and ties he can wear with it. His pants will be a light weight dark beige/light brown. Is this TOO casual for formal night? I will be wearing a long dress with spaghetti straps and a sparkly wrap. I tend to think I'll be overdressed or "within mode" while he will not fit the attire rule.
I have not really pushed him because we have been concentrating on hurricanes lately down here in Florida and I just want to get on the ship next weekend. Should I urge him to take the black jacket,at least? Lynne

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Old September 19th, 2004, 01:37 PM
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I believe in wearing what you want. Hell its your cruise your money and your memories. WHo cares what anyone thinks?
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Lynn,

How about going to the tailor and having the dark suit alterede? I think a guy looks nice in a dark suit, especially if you are going to be in a gown.

Or my husband found a nice suit at Marshalls for under $100. Another option.
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Old September 27th, 2004, 12:35 PM
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Travelsmith.com has great men's suits that don't wrinkle too.
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Old November 9th, 2004, 05:25 PM
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I will be traveling next month on a 7-night cruise on RCI and wanted to find out if it is necessary to rent more than one tuxedo? Will there be more than one formal night on a 7-night cruise?

Would a good suit and tux suffice?

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Hi Jack,
No, you can rent the tux, which will include 2 dress shirts for the 2 formal evenings, so just rent one..

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Old November 17th, 2004, 12:55 PM
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Last cruise I took two suits with me. I carried them in a garment bag in the dry-cleaners plastic and after surviving a flight from LA to Puerto Rico and then manhandled on the pier they came out looking great. Can't say the same for my suitcase. American Airlines managed to break off both handles and one wheel making it nearly impossible to move.
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