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Old October 9th, 2014, 03:53 PM
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New to the forum and my husband and i are looking to book the Giant panda;s and terracotta warriors next year.

I am happy with the formal dress code but the none formal nights is it a shirt and tie or shirt tie and jacket, We have to think of the baggage allowance

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Old October 9th, 2014, 08:38 PM
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Princess makes it simple with two dress codes - Formal and Smart Casual. Formal is obvious. Smart Casual is skirts/dresses, slacks, and sweaters for women. Pants and open-collar shirts for men. No need for a tie and/or jacket on the casual nights unless you want to wear them. (No blue jeans though).
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Old October 10th, 2014, 03:47 AM
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The way you stated your request for information, I'm not sure I understand your questions.

Having done an Asian cruise from Hong Kong to Beijing and having spent 5 days in Beijing after the cruise, I can tell you that 'formal' attire is not quite as formal as you'll find in other areas. For gentlemen, a shirt and tie is acceptable, so if the weight of luggage is a concern, don't worry about packing a suit and an extra pair of shoes.

Our trip was 25 days, including a 17-night cruise and I did not pack any 'formal' attire, and it was fine.

It worked well, because I only took two pairs of shoes; a comfortable pair of walking shoes and a casual pair for dinner on the ship.

So don't feel like you have to pack a tuxedo when doing an Asian cruise.

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Old October 10th, 2014, 12:53 PM
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Princess makes it simple with two dress codes - Formal and Smart Casual. Formal is obvious. Smart Casual is skirts/dresses, slacks, and sweaters for women. Pants and open-collar shirts for men. No need for a tie and/or jacket on the casual nights unless you want to wear them. (No blue jeans though).
Are you just making up the no blue jeans rule? as it certainly isn't Princess's rule. They ask for no casual jeans with fraying or holes.


"Inappropriate dinner wear such as pool or beach attire, shorts, ball caps and casual jeans (with fraying and/or holes) are not permitted in the dining rooms. Shoes must be worn."
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Forgive me for not being clear and saying no blue jeans with frays and holes.
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 09:01 PM
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We like to travel very light, and I'm able to travel lighter than my husband by using separates, even when it comes to formal wear on a Princess cruise.

I always travel with a pair of dressy black pants with good heels that serve as smart casual or formal, depending up on how I dress them up. Trendy long-sleeve tee's, sweaters, and blouses serve for smart casual, along with a relaxed makeup and eclectic costume jewelry. We usually do Alaska cruises.

To "formal it up", I wear a classy tank underneath a very floaty, long-sleeve, open tunic top that contains festive/cocktail colors of green, teal, blue, and tiny touches cream. It has fluttery bits of threads all over. This open tunic can be worn closed, open, or belted. Then I wear makeup a bit more overstated, with eye shadow and mascara, which I never otherwise wear, a bit more blush, and a bolder lipstick. Then I add elegant earrings, a discreet necklace and pull my hair up.

Being petite, I've also worn the floaty tunic over a black miniskirt, with black tights and the heels. Belted, the ensemble looks like a cocktail dress. It feels formal, elegant, and very, very dressed up. Because it has four colors I can wear different color tanks or tees under it, but usually I just wear teal or black. I got it at a thrift store for $2, never worn. It is super light, never wrinkles, and rolls up into the size of a cigar.
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Old October 30th, 2014, 07:42 AM
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Princess is very lenient about enforcement of the dress code on formal nights and something a dressy as a pair of dress pants & long sleeve dress shirt will suffice.
On casual evenings just about anything will do except shorts.
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Hello Ellen

Yes,I also feel comfertable with Formal Shirt, Tie & jacket.
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We will be on the road one week before and two weeks after our cruise on the STAR. Road travel clothes are easy because you really don' care who you see because you most likely will never see them again but on the the cruise I like to dress some what nice all the time. On formal night we just dress in our best but far from "formal". Suits and ties are a thing of the past for us...we are Florida casual. I have gotten the up and down looks from some who are dressed to the 9s but I am far from causal. I wear sparkly tops and nice dress pants withgreat accessories. So if you are on the Star heading to Hawaii the first of May and see someone like that.....it might be ME
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Princess Cruises won't kick you out of the dining room in shirt and tie. But if you can get a sport coat in bring it along as most men will have one on. Dining room code for the rest of nights can be taken care of with good pants and a collared shirt.
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Old March 29th, 2015, 10:42 AM
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Having sailed with Princess many times we have learned to travel light, 1 suitcase for two adults. We don't do the "formal" nights and the rest of the time it's clean pressed (non-ragged) blue jeans and a polo shirt for me and slacks and blouse for the wife.Never have had a problem, but then I'm 6'4" 225lbs! Why pay and drag another suitcase along just to dress up to eat the same food thats the same as any other night?
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Having sailed with Princess many times we have learned to travel light, 1 suitcase for two adults. We don't do the "formal" nights and the rest of the time it's clean pressed (non-ragged) blue jeans and a polo shirt for me and slacks and blouse for the wife.Never have had a problem, but then I'm 6'4" 225lbs! Why pay and drag another suitcase along just to dress up to eat the same food thats the same as any other night?
We do likewise & still eat in the dining room on formal nights although we do take 1 suitcase each. We hate to miss out on all the better meals which are offered formal night but have learned over the years that dressing up formally isn't pushed on Princess like Celebrity or Cunard. If they would have the same selections at the buffet on formal nights as the DR I'd probably only take my shorts, T shirts & jeans and leave the dress pants, dress shoes & long sleeve shirt at home.
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I have seafood allergies so I eat most of my meals in the MD. It is just easier. The buffet is just too risky for me but I some times will eat there if I can find items that are not anywhere near seafood......never know just how far that serving spoon has traveled. lol
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I want to wear deep v sexy woman skater dress.
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