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Old June 7th, 2011, 04:48 PM
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They now call "Formal" "Black tie"...now to me that is more formal than the previous description which was really a relaxed form of "Black tie" any thoughts...??
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They now call "Formal" "Black tie"...now to me that is more formal than the previous description which was really a relaxed form of "Black tie" any thoughts...??
I agree with you it is more formal IMO... but hopefully it's a bit more descriptive and people will have a better understanding of what Black Tie is.
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I bet they don't!! Trouble is people don't read what is required/requested. Someone WILL ask if a shirt & a black tie will be OK!!
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I actually think it is a good idea I like more precise definitions - leads to greater clarity.

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They assume people will understand what "black tie" means.
They have also changed "semi-formal" (a ridiculous code I think) to something like "Smart...jacket required"
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For a typical two week cruise there are normally four black tie evenings on board. However, when it is very hot, the number may be reduced.
Black tie nights on board are an opportunity for ladies to wear glamorous evening wear including cocktail dresses, ballgown or even a smart trouser suit. For men, a dinner jacket or tuxedo are the norm, but a dark lounge or business suit and tie can be worn as an alternative. You can also wear formal national dress. Attire for Black tie nights can be purchased on board.
Appropriate attire is essential for entry to the ship's bars and restaurants.
Smart, jacket required
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For a typical two week cruise there are normally four Smart evenings.
Smart evenings give you the opportunity to wear a variety of stylish outfits. On Smart evenings ladies typically wear tailored trousers and separates or even a stylish dress, while men are in a shirt and trousers with a jacket, such as a blazer or sports jacket - or a suit and tie if they wish to.
Appropriate attire is essential for entry to the ship's bars and restaurants
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They assume people will understand what "black tie" means.
They have also changed "semi-formal" (a ridiculous code I think) to something like "Smart...jacket required"

Appropriate attire is essential for entry to the ship's bars and restaurants
You know Mr. John, that it is because cruises have got so much cheaper that cruise lines have to "Educate" their customers regarding attire.
Is it not ironic, that "Certain" types of people have to be informed that they require to cover up in public areas.
I read on the Carnival forum about a year back, that people who live in trailer parks, normally behave in this manner. However having not ever been in a trailer park before I cannot really comment. I am showing my age now, but if I remember correctly Jim Rockford from the TV series "The Rockford Files" lived in a trailer hut thingy.
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