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Old June 20th, 2007, 11:48 PM
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17 year old son........slacks, button shirt and tie.......jacket necessary?
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Old June 21st, 2007, 05:49 AM
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Better with a dark suit, but pants, shirt and tie should be fine.

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Old June 21st, 2007, 02:46 PM
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He'll get by:

I would suggest getting a matching jacket or a dark suit. He will look better and suit and/or a sports jacket in, a seventeen year old's closet isn't a bad thing. There are occasions in the near future he will wear it.

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Old June 21st, 2007, 05:36 PM
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17 year old son........slacks, button shirt and tie.......jacket necessary?
The rule of social etiquette is quite simple. If the host(ess) of a social function does not specify a different (age specific) standard of dress for children of certain ages, as is the case on a cruise line, children are to wear the same attire as adults. Thus, your son should conform to the evening dress prescribed by your cruise line.

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Old June 22nd, 2007, 09:22 AM
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he will get by, but either a suit or sports coat would be better
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 01:06 AM
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I'm going to have a good time not going to carry suits and all that junk. I've been to plenty of formal parties, that isn't why I'm spending the money, taking this cruise to get wild and have a blast,Fun Fun Fun. This isn't work, church or an interview what gives. Ocean, alcohol,warm weather, am I missing something here. Going on Fascination for halloween out of Miami. first cruise hope I don't regret it.
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 01:20 AM
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In the past decades, it was proper to always dress in formal attire on cruises. In today's world, it is much more relaxed and the formal night is of respect to the past. You don't have to dress in formal or a suit if you do not wish to. But, if you are going to go to dinner that night in the dining rooms, it is asked and expected that you do wear it. You don't have to dine in the dining room, as you can eat in the Lido Deck buffett and do so in your swim wear if you wish.

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"When in Rome...do as the Romans."
We might not like the formal night rules... so there is always the buffet.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 12:34 AM
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buy him a neutral sport jacket that he can use again either casual or dressed up... it's time... kids have to learn how dress properly. Not only that when they're dressed up, their demeanor changes....

For the first time, he'll understand the concept "dress to impress"....
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