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Cruising on the Sunshine 29 Aug-6 Sep. 1st 2 days (30-31 Aug) are at sea. Trying to find out if the 1st elegant night would be the 1st day at sea (30th) or the 2nd day at sea (31st). We want to dine in the steakhouse one night but also don't want to miss elegant night as the food is usually great that night. Has anyone sailed this 8 day cruise (Eastern Caribbean) on the Sunshine? Does anyone know what night the 1st elegant night is? Any help appreciated.


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Your formal nights on a 7-night cruise will almost always be the 2nd night and 6th night.

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Changing a reservation on board is easy if you find it's not on the day you expect just move it. Ask when you get on board pretty much any staff on the whole ship would have that info. I usually get basic info like this from the room steward when they introduce themselves on day 1, you don't even need to call the restaurant or visit the front desk.
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Your formal nights on a 7-night cruise will almost always be the 2nd night and 6th night.

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And don't worry about getting dressed up on formal night. On our last Carnival cruise on the Glory in December 2013, on the first formal night I watched a guy walk into the dining room wearing shorts, T-shirt, and flip flops. As he sat down, I asked the Matre'd if that was now appropriate for the dining room, especially on formal nights. Her comment was, "We use to stop them, but we can't anymore."

The next night, which was not a formal night, I watched 3 guys walk into the dining room in cut-off T-shirts, shorts, and sneakers. I looked at the Matre'd and she just shrugged her shoulders.

Then the next day, we got a call from the Matre'd in the steakhouse to remind us of our remind us of our reservation. She said the dress in the steakhouse was 'cruise elegant'. Not knowing what she meant, she said nice slacks and shirt, like resort casual. I asked her if I should wear a sport coat and she said I didn't have to but most gentlemen do. So, I showed up in a nice pair of slacks, a button-down Oxford shirt, and a sports coat. I was the most overdressed guy in the whole restaurant. Almost every man there was wearing a golf shirt (not what I would call cruise elegant), and the guy sitting across from me was wearing a t-shirt, jeans, tennis shoes, and a baseball hat that he never removed during the entire meal! When I asked the Matre'd about it, she just smiled and said that some people just don't like to look nice. Really?

So don't feel like you have to overly dressed up unless you want to. On that cruise, just wearing a tie without a jacket was more dressed up than 75 percent of the men in the main dining room.

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Yea, it seems that some folks just don't like to dress up. We like to dress up, tux for me and long dress for wife. It helps to bring back old memories of when we 1st cruised. And the only time I get dressed up now is for funerals (all the kids are married so no more weddings) and to get gussied up for a dinner, well we just like it. But back to our original question. We also want to eat in the steakhouse one night so we were trying not to schedule the steak house on the same night as elegant night. Thanks for all the input.
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