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MRS. SMITH January 8th, 2007 05:52 PM

Non-Formal Alaska dining attire
My husband and I are going on an Alaskan cruise on the Carnival Spirit in May 2007. What type of attire do people wear on non-formal nights in the dining room? I have only cruised Carribean and wear sundresses to dinner on non-formal nights. I was thinking of wearing nice slacks and pretty sweaters or blouses. My husband I'm sure will wear slacks and nice polo type shirt (short sleeve as he is always warm). Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks so much.


Donna January 8th, 2007 07:23 PM

H i Teresa,
Yes, a nice pair of slacks, blouse/sweater are perfectly fine for the casual evening on an Alaska cruise. You can even wear a skirt and don't rule out white slacks either. Depending on when you are going, and as long as you take a sweater, its not that cold onboard. If you should go out on deck, a light jacket or sweater would most likely be necessary.

Have fun!

CA Cruiser January 9th, 2007 12:18 AM

I agree with you and Donna and wore them also. Two nights of our cruise were themed "Country - 50's" and Klondike Kountry so many wore jeans and a sweater. My jeans were black so you couldn't really tell. Enjoy. PS: great name

LisaK January 9th, 2007 02:47 PM

what you have in mind sounds just fine.

MRS. SMITH January 11th, 2007 07:14 PM

Thank you all very much for the advice. I am trying really hard to be organized and prepared ahead of time so that I won't over pack. I think mixing and matching clothes is the key. Is white really okay to wear to Alaska in early May? I wouldn't hesitate to wear white in the carribean, but just wondering about Alaska. Sounds a little daring, maybe I will give it a try. Thanks again for the great advice.


PS - Teresa, I think your name is great too.

colorcrazie January 12th, 2007 01:04 PM

Be daring! That's part of the fun of cruising. Of course, I'm basing my point of view on the fact that you consider wearing white to be daring, as opposed to bungee jumping from the side of the ship. The old rules about when and where to wear white have been taken out and shot. And, you can really go wild by adding the meerest dash of color to a white outfit and look stunning. Have fun!

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