How do I find out daily dinner schedule (formal, etc.)?

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#1
Atlantic City, NJ
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How can I find out in advance which nights of my cruise are formal nights and so on? I'm trying to book some specialty dining but I don't want to miss the formal night(s) in the MDR. We'll be sailing on Royal Caribbean's Allure on Aug. 26th.

THANKS!
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Yeh, don't believe that "sailed August 26th, 2012" thing above ... we were delayed 'til August 28th, 2012 due to TS Isaac ... only had a 5-day cruise instead of 7.

#2
Greenville, SC, USA
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You can ask on the section for RCI. People there will probably know.

Also, first day on board, most cruise lines give you the schedule for the cruise including formal nights. Double check that
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This may vary somewhat, but typically, at least on a 7-day cruise, your second day will be a formal night, and the next to the last day will be a formal night, since everyone has to pack on their last day before returning to port.
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On the western Allure, I am pretty sure that it was Monday and Thursday nights (both sea days).
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Originally posted by beachbum53
This may vary somewhat, but typically, at least on a 7-day cruise, your second day will be a formal night, and the next to the last day will be a formal night, since everyone has to pack on their last day before returning to port.
Thank you, that is helpful. I was trying to find this out with little success.

Sorry, not to be dense, just to make sure that I understand I get your count of days correct, your post means that if we embark on Sunday afternoon, and disembark the next Sunday morning, then the formal nights will likely be Monday and Friday nights, correct?

(We are on HAL Statendam, Vancouver>Seward, this July)
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Yes, your understanding is correct. As mentioned, in your case, this is extensively discussed on the HAL board.
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Originally posted by pdmlynek
Thank you, that is helpful. I was trying to find this out with little success.

Sorry, not to be dense, just to make sure that I understand I get your count of days correct, your post means that if we embark on Sunday afternoon, and disembark the next Sunday morning, then the formal nights will likely be Monday and Friday nights, correct?

(We are on HAL Statendam, Vancouver>Seward, this July)
Yes. However, it's not set in stone, so make it a point to check with your cruise line to get the exact information.
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#8
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Originally posted by CleveRocks
How can I find out in advance which nights of my cruise are formal nights and so on? I'm trying to book some specialty dining but I don't want to miss the formal night(s) in the MDR. We'll be sailing on Royal Caribbean's Allure on Aug. 26th.

THANKS!
For your specific cruise, you can probably get the best info on your Roll Call.

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Atlantic City, NJ
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Thanks all!
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Yeh, don't believe that "sailed August 26th, 2012" thing above ... we were delayed 'til August 28th, 2012 due to TS Isaac ... only had a 5-day cruise instead of 7.