Re: Can children attend formal nights at early dining?
Originally Posted by ukhannah
We are trying to plan outfits for our cruise in March (7 weeks away but i like to be organized!) and wanted to know if the children would be able to attend the formal nights with us?
We have early dining marked on our reservation (the kids wouldn't make it to 8.30pm for dinner!) and wondered if they could get dressed up and come along as it was early?
Any help would be great
Of course Hannah, the children are welcome ! As to your question about what the children wear, you be the arbiter of that! If you and your husband enjoy formal attire, than by all means encourage and share that enjoyment with your children. My DW and I enjoy watching a family that dine together on formal evening, all appropriately attired and experiencing a touch of "classic grace" in our modern world. It is reminiscent of days gone by when the great liners crossed the seas. (At least for me )
And appropriate attire does not necessitate formal tux and ball gown. We have seen many families elegantly and tastefully dressed with the men in suits and the women in lovely dresses. On our last cruise I was approached by two lovely young children elegantly attired who politely inquired as to manner of my dress. I wear the full, formal military Mess Dress Uniform and was happy to answer their questions and receive their compliments. And I enjoyed complimenting them, and their parents, on how elegant they all looked. Plus, the on board photographer will love enticing you to part with your $$$ for a wonderful family portrait