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Old April 3rd, 2014, 01:21 PM
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Simple question. What is the minimum acceptable attire for formal night? Going on the Allure next month and I am hoping not to have to wear a suit and/or tie. Can I get away with slacks and a dress shirt? Thanks..
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Dress slacks and a button down shirt with No jacket or tie is perfectly fine and is being seen more and more on formal night.

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I see more and more people dressing casually on formal night. I wear dress slacks and dress shirt on every night in the dining room, and a suit and tie on formal night, but that's just me. I don't get to do that very often and it's a special occaision. The PITA part is packing it and bringing it. The rooms are too small for all the stuff for a family of four, and adding formal wear makes it worse. We still do it.
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I wore dress shirt and dress pants on Allure formal night. No one in my group of six men wore tie or jacket. We're on vacation.
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Once Quantum is out, there is a dining room/restaurant that is going to be formal every night and their will be no smart casual allowed. I would be willing to bet as they convert other ships, this idea will become the norm.


Then there will be a choice - if you want formal plus what goes with it such lobster, there will be no choice. Formalwear will be mandatory.
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Once Quantum is out, there is a dining room/restaurant that is going to be formal every night and their will be no smart casual allowed. I would be willing to bet as they convert other ships, this idea will become the norm.


Then there will be a choice - if you want formal plus what goes with it such lobster, there will be no choice. Formalwear will be mandatory.
So if I want lobster on the Quantum, I would be required to dress formally in order to have that option? Just curious about how lobster and formality go together. Does it taste differently if I'm in a tux? I guess those folks up in Maine eating lobster in tee shirts and paper bibs don't know what they are missing!

OK, just messing with you. I do think it is a nice idea to have that sort of venue for those who like to dress up. But I certainly hope cruisers can get lobster somewhere on that ship without having to wear formal attire.
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So if I want lobster on the Quantum, I would be required to dress formally in order to have that option? Just curious about how lobster and formality go together. Does it taste differently if I'm in a tux? I guess those folks up in Maine eating lobster in tee shirts and paper bibs don't know what they are missing!

OK, just messing with you. I do think it is a nice idea to have that sort of venue for those who like to dress up. But I certainly hope cruisers can get lobster somewhere on that ship without having to wear formal attire.


I really don't know if it will be available in any other venue but I would be inclined to think yes - but it would be an upcharge. I haven't had time to read everything yet, but I will and if I find out anything, I'll let you know.
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So if I want lobster on the Quantum, I would be required to dress formally in order to have that option? Just curious about how lobster and formality go together. Does it taste differently if I'm in a tux? I guess those folks up in Maine eating lobster in tee shirts and paper bibs don't know what they are missing!

OK, just messing with you. I do think it is a nice idea to have that sort of venue for those who like to dress up. But I certainly hope cruisers can get lobster somewhere on that ship without having to wear formal attire.
You will be able to get Lobster in the American Icon restaurant and it is casual or smart casual.
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Isn't this why there is Crystal Cruise Line and Silverseas? These are for people who want to be formal 24/7. RCI/NCL/Carnival should have option for formal; and I stress Option. If I take a vacation I should be able to dress how I want. I wear a coat and tie at work everyday; for me casual is the way to go on vacation.
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Isn't this why there is Crystal Cruise Line and Silverseas? These are for people who want to be formal 24/7. RCI/NCL/Carnival should have option for formal; and I stress Option. If I take a vacation I should be able to dress how I want. I wear a coat and tie at work everyday; for me casual is the way to go on vacation.
On the Quantum and Anthem you can do casual every night if you wish. Dynamic Dining offers you that option. If you want to go formal that's your choice. Something for Royal.
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I and the wife enjoy the formal nights and on the Anthem we will do at least two formal nights but we get to choose which night. I like this idea, as if you have had a busy shore day, rushing to get changed for dinner is a flaff. But we can now pick sea days to have formal and relax in the afternoons.
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I and the wife enjoy the formal nights and on the Anthem we will do at least two formal nights but we get to choose which night. I like this idea, as if you have had a busy shore day, rushing to get changed for dinner is a flaff. But we can now pick sea days to have formal and relax in the afternoons.
We enjoy formal nights also. We are doing two formal nights and they are both on sea days. Great idea.
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