Other boards on the internet have mentioned black and white balls on longer cruises with HAL. I am booked on the cruisemates' March 29 Panama Canal cruise and wondered if they have this on this partcular cruise? If so, I have to go out and buy myself a black formal dress.
Most probably there will be a Black and White Ball as it's a Canal cruise. A Black or a white would be nice but if not any nice Formal or cocktail dress will do very nicely. Regards a fellow HAL traveller.
The last three cruises I have been on with HAL in a year have had black and white balls. (Christmas 10 day on the Westerdam, June 7 day on the Volendam, and October 15 day Hawaii on the Statendam. In all cases, the Black and White was not on the first formal night, so save that Black dress for the second (or third!) formal night!