We are going to be on Rotterdam 5 November for 12 nights (Mediterrenean). How many formal/informal/cacual/theme/nigths will we have onboard? Does it matter if, for more than one nights, I wear the same dress/gown and my fiance wear the same suit and shirt?
I heard that HAL ships have self-service laundry. How is it operated and how much will it cost? Is that a place full of coin-operating washing machines and dryers? Should we bring our own detergent and prepare enough changes (coins)?
As everybody on the message board seem enjoying cruise very much and are so friendly and helpful to new members! I really want to become one of you and looking forward to meeting you guys onboard. We are now overwhelmed by the idea of curising! Help!! We even spend more time on preparing this honeymoon trip than our wedding!!!
Congrats on the upcoming wedding and honeymoon. Here is a link to some great info for a "first cruiers", should also help answer some of your questions. Not sure about the laundry on board your ship, but if there is one, there will be coin operated machines for detergent, and yes good idea to have the change for the washer/dryer.
Pamda is right, Nobody cares if you wear the same dress twice. I always pack so I can mix and match my outfits. It saves on luggage space, cabin storage and since your on a ship unless you spill something on you it's hard to get dirty anyway. Contratulations on your wedding, don't worry about your honeymoon, you've picked a great one, Your going to have a great time. Right a review when you get back and let us know how much you enjoyed it.
We're taking our first cruise, too! 1 week land tour in Australia, then 2 weeks on the Regal Princess. From what I've read on posts, your husband will be just fine in his dark suit on formal nights. I did go shopping for one nice dress, then last night my husband walked in with the one I didn't get (to save money). 26 years and I love him more than the day I married him! My girlfriends are telling me to definitely get a "little black dress" and maybe change it with a shawl, silk shirt over it, you could even get one of those beaded tops and wear over it and it would look like a skirt and top. Congratulations on your wedding and honeymoon. Enjoy yourselves. Your husband will love how you look anyway, and that's really what matters.