Can we really dress up on formal nights?
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Anything from tuxedos to kilts to dress uniforms to jeansfor the guys.
Women usually have a little more bling no matter what they're wearing. You'll see nice pant suits, saris, cocktail dresses and true formal gowns.
Go hog wild. It's your cruise and no one will stare, unless you're wearing a fig leaf.
You will not feel out of place if you dress formal. As said most wear formal wear on formal nights. Just go and have a great cruise and bring home wonderful memories.
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My husband and I are hoping to dress up as in formal gown and tuxedo. It seems most of the cruise lines are very lax and most people prefer casual wear to the extreme that even jeans are acceptable on chic or formal nights. Can we dress up and not feel out of place on a Princess cruise? If so, which ship is best for this?Yes you can, we are elite on Princess 25 cruises my dh would not leave home without his tux, dinner jacket and sometimes a suite if we are on a long cruise... not every one does... but we do... we now eat in the Crown Grill most nights vs the MDR... and still dress up most nights... it is something we enjoy.
My husband and I are hoping to dress up as in formal gown and tuxedo. It seems most of the cruise lines are very lax and most people prefer casual wear to the extreme that even jeans are acceptable on chic or formal nights. Can we dress up and not feel out of place on a Princess cruise? If so, which ship is best for this?I agree with someone else that responded to book one of the specialty dining restaurants on the form nights!
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We always do tux and gown. Dressing up for dinner is one of the reasons we love to cruise!We agree, dressing up for formal nights for us is enjoyable and part of our cruise experience.
My husband and I are hoping to dress up as in formal gown and tuxedo. It seems most of the cruise lines are very lax and most people prefer casual wear to the extreme that even jeans are acceptable on chic or formal nights. Can we dress up and not feel out of place on a Princess cruise? If so, which ship is best for this?Please dress up as formal asyou like and enjoy yourself. After all why should you care what others think or look like. Have fun on all your days and nights on your cruise.
July 2015 - Emerald Princess (Mediterranean)
November 2004 - Carnival Sensation (Caribbean)
I wear my tux every formal nightMe too. The wife loves it when I do.
To be honest I dress up to compliment her and really don't give a monkey's if others don't bother on formal nights.
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The very first time we tried the Ultimate Balcony Dinner, we booked it for a formal night. This was unintentional, but, even though we did not leave our cabin, we dressed up. When the lead waitress met us that evening, she was completely thrilled that we did so. Now, she was really in the spirit, and it was a truly excellent experience.
Dress in your best and have a great time.
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