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Old January 19th, 2004, 07:39 AM
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Has anyone just returned from the Veendam Western Carribean Cruise? (Belize, Guatemala, Cozumel). What nights were formal? On Thursday in Cozumel, what was the dress for dinner? Was that a formal night? If you could fill me in on what nights were formal, informal, casual...it would help with packing....
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Old January 19th, 2004, 09:36 AM
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On a 7 day cruise normally there will be 2 formal, 1 Informal and the rest casual.
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Old January 19th, 2004, 10:41 AM
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I wanted to know specifically what nights are formal on that particular cruise (Veendam-Belize, Guatemala, Cozumel). I already no there are 2 formal nights, 1 informal and the rest casual....I'm planning on being off the ship in Cozumel on that Thursday night (since we don't sail till late) and I don't want to pack what I don't need.
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Old January 19th, 2004, 03:41 PM
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Formal night will never be on a night you are in port and the ship leaves late. They will probably have the BBQ that night. Can't tell you exactly which nights are which.
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Old January 19th, 2004, 05:49 PM
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Your first formal nite is Sunday night, tomorrow I'll know what the second formal night is.
I leave on the Veendam this Saturday the 24th, Need to get away from this cold weather.
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Old January 20th, 2004, 02:57 PM
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I was on the Veendam in November.

First formal night was Sunday night. On most cruises, the second formal night would have been on Thursday but on the Veendam, it was Wednesday. I assume this was because we were in Cozumel so late on Thursday night. There was only one informal night and if I remember correctly, it was Tuesday. The other four nights were casual.

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Old January 21st, 2004, 09:30 AM
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I just returned from this cruise in December... worked like this: Saturday (Tampa) was casual, Sunday (Key West) was casual, Monday (at sea) was formal, Tuesday (at Belize) was informal, Wednesday (at Guatemala) was casual, Thursday (at Cozumel) was casual and Friday (at sea) was formal.
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Old January 22nd, 2004, 08:05 AM
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sorry, I must have been sleeping when I put my last message in about the formal nights. I mixed up Wednesday and Friday. Wednesday (Guatemala) is formal and the last night was casual. Usually the last night is casual because a lot of people pack up their belongings before dinner in anticpation of their early morning departure.

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Old April 13th, 2004, 10:19 PM
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How about formal nights for a 7day leaving Seward on a Sunday?
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Old April 13th, 2004, 11:37 PM
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Rule of thumb for Formal Nights:

- 2nd night out

- 2nd last night on board.

On longer than 7 night cruises, Formal nights are slotted in depending on ports.

Can't understand why people worry so much about this - my strategy is that I wear the snug fitting formal outfit at the first Formal Night !

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