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Old January 2nd, 2005, 07:39 AM
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We are sailing on the Voyager to the Baltics on June 25. I hate to clutter our suitcase with a sport jacket for my husband if it isn't absolutely essential. Besides, his idea of vacation doesn't include a sport jacket! Having sailed on the PG and the Mariner to Alaska, we loved the country club casual dress code. I have heard that this sailing does have a night or two requiring at least a sport jacket. Is that true?
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Old January 2nd, 2005, 01:17 PM
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Should be one formal and the rest a mix of casual and informal. Dress codes are enforced in Compass Rose, Latitudes, Signatures, and all the lounges and casino. You can always dress casually for La Verandah.

Assuming you eat in your room or La Verandah for formal night, you will still need a sports coat for informal nights. In addition, Signatures requires a coat on all nights inlcuding first and last.

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Old January 4th, 2005, 02:59 PM
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It looks like my husband will have to bite the bullet and wear a sports jacket. I certainly wouldn't want to miss out on the wonderful restaurants!
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Old January 18th, 2005, 11:49 AM
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ElleninNY:

Actually to dress so as to "fit in" on all evenings on the Voyager, I would suggest your husband also take a dark suit (or a tux) as "formal nights" generally require one of these. I take a dark suit. "Informal nights" require only a sports coat and slacks (tie optional), whereas "casual nights" don't require a coat. I would suggest that you check with your TA or with Radisson for an estimate of how many nights of each dress code to expect on your particular cruise. Also, a dress code for a given night also applies to areas like the show lounge, bars, and casino.

I agree with you that having three dress codes like this creates a packing problem. But you would be surprised how many cruisers like it this way, and that's probably why Radisson retains the "three dress code" system on some cruises.

One thing that will help you out is that the Voyager has a number of self-service laundry facilities which are totally free of charge. I find these particularly convenient for garments that do not require ironing (though an iron is also provided, we don't like to iron on a cruise). So you can take fewer polo shirts, undies, socks, and the like, with the idea of washing them onboard. The ships laundry and cleaning facility through your room stewardess is also available and is priced reasonably.

Hope this helps,
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Yeah, you're right, but you can only do that for so long.. d'you know what i mean?
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I find that the itinerary for RSSC is really what drives the dress of the passengers. My experience on the Mariner in South America was a very "relaxed" formal dress. MANY men did not wear tuxes NOR jackets and were not turned away from any venue. On the other hand, my trip on the Voyager in Europe and transatlantic saw a group of passengers (3 segments, 21 days total) dressed to the 9's!!!! I have never seen such a beautifully and completely "dressed" group of passengers! I did not take my beaded gowns for that trip and wished I had!
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I relate to your dislike of taking dressy stuff to Europe. It's best to visit Radisson's web site, pull up your voyage and see the recommended attire. I know a frequent cruiser who takes one black suit. He uses the jacket when a blazer is needed and adds a cumberband, shirt and tie for formal nights.

This should be a fantastic cruise! What an itinerary!
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Sorry Ellen......both the Radisson and Silver Seas seem to attract the more upscale travelers. The dress makes a nice break from the blue jean look.

A sport jacket and tie are a small price to pay for a wonderful trip to the Baltic....been there, done that, and plan to do it again
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