Just curious - were most of the men wearing tuxedos on the Disney Magic for formal nights in the Caribbean recently? My husband has one, but love not to bring it if most men are wearing dark suits. Advice or comments please?
There is no formal night on Magic. Each dining room has it's own dress code, sort of. Triton is the most formal and asks for jackets and no jeans. Read my Magic review to see how that is received. Trying to support the ship's policies, I wore a blazer and polo shirt and was a bit overdressed.
We went on the Disney 3 & 4 night sailings and there was no "dress up" night, so when we booked the 7 night we never bothered to bring dressier clothing. (Except for a sport coat for Palo's) We were suprised to see a Captain's Cocktail party one night and most folks very dressed up......we felt funny being in more casual clothes....so the next 7 nighter we bought something appropriate. Disney never made us feel out of place, we did that on our own!
Wow - so much response to my initial inquirey! Well I sailed and I can say only about 25% of the men wore Tuxes. Most wore dark suits on both Formal and Semi-Formal night. Many opted out on the second formal night and were casual. My husband wore a dark pinstripe and was perfectly comfortable. The tuxes looked like nice, but the ship honestly does not seem to lend itself to such a formal attire. For photos it was nice to be dressed up!
I think the Magic and Wonder 7 nights are the ones with formals, as I did the Magic 7 Night. From what I saw, a few men were dressed in tuxedos, most in suits, some in shorts and polos who decided not to hassle with the formal night, . You could most definately get away with bringing something more comfortable that still looks nice. my fiance (who hates to dress up BTW) refused to bring a dress jacket even and so he wore just slacks, a nice button down and a tie and looked just fine. Also some of the women had these elaborate ball gowns on, but to make for easier packing I packed a few skirts, a pair of slacks and a couple of different tops that I could mix and match to wear for all of the dinners, and just wore my fancy skirt with my nice skirt for the formal.
I would say that you would be fine with a nice dark suit. However, my DH took the tux I bought him before the cruise. With different ties and cummerbands, he wore it for formal, semi-formal, and to Palo. OK, he was a little well-dressed at Palo. Was it worth it? You bet! The best picture taken of our family was all dressed up with Mickey and Minnie in their formal wear! Mickey is in a tophat and tails, in fact. I love that picture, and will prize it forever. YMMV Diana
I went on the Disney Wonder. But I am assuming the formal night is pretty much the same. My husband and I dressed nice. Not fancy. However, the people that joined us at our table did not. The man wore flip flops, shorts, and a t-shirt. They did not say anything to him. So, I would say anything goes. If you wear a tux you will probably feel overdressed.
When we went this past Summer, there were very few men wearing tuxes. My brother, dad, and I all wore suits, which seemed to be the most common with the men. Although there were some people who dressed casually.
My wife asked me to go online to order a tux, but after reading all these great responses to the same question I had, I think my houndstooth blazer and a nice shirt are taking the cruise with me. Houndstooth is still "in" right ?