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Old August 13th, 2012, 02:27 PM
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For those cruising solo out there...

Do you dress up on formal night(s)? Dress to the 'nines' or a bit less

OR do you skip the MDR and head up to the Lido deck Buffet...
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For those cruising solo out there...

Do you dress up on formal night(s)? Dress to the 'nines' or a bit less

OR do you skip the MDR and head up to the Lido deck Buffet...
Which cruiseline??

I have done both - depending on my mood.

I have met some solos who dress to the nines every night and others don't bothet.

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Let's say on Carnival
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I don't think Carnival have Formal nights but Elegant Nights.

Check the Carnival threads.

I have never sailed Carnival.

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I usually dress up for the first one and may dress up just enough to pass for the others.

Last trip I was in the elevator right before dinner in my swim wear(ate Lido that night), guy next to me asked his wife why he had to dress up and I don't. ...there are some perks
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I never want to miss formal night..They always have the best food that night in the MDR!! You will need to dress up, but don't you like lobster?? I went solo and had no issue going alone!!
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Travel solo often and never miss formal night - it's what cruising is supposed to be! Elegantly dressed people, wonderful food and drink, great music - of course, would enjoy it more with a handsome man in a tuxedo escorting me, but, in the meantime, I feel fortunate to be able to be in such luxury.
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You mentioned Carnival. If that is the cruise line you are on, or NCL, then you really don't need to go dressed to the nines at all. They don't even call it formal night anymore. Not that jeans and tshirt would be okay, because that would not be appropriate, but anything nice is fine. I usually take a pair of black pants, some solid color tank tops and 2 semi sheer over blouses. Add a pair of sparkly earrings and I'm good to go.
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I wear a coat and tie everyday so am not interested in wearing em on vacation. I have a solo cruise coming up and will bring a blazer just for dinner in one of the specialty restaurants. On formal night, I may try room service then head out for a few drinks and enjoy the evening.
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We also had to dress for years everyday at work an occasions. Now that we're retired and on vacation it's time to relax knowing that dressing up isn't our thing any longer and we just dress to please ourselves, not the others on the cruise.
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Keep in mind that on NCL or Carnival, you do not have to dress up at all.
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