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Old May 27th, 2012, 12:23 PM
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Default How do I find out daily dinner schedule (formal, etc.)?

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.

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Old May 27th, 2012, 12:48 PM
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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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Old May 27th, 2012, 01:18 PM
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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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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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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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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.

Join in and start meeting some of those that will be sailing with you.
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Thanks all!
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Cruise formal nights schedule will be provided at the very beginning of your traveling. In case of missing Ask on RCI section, that's the best place to know. It won't be though. we won't miss it.
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