Posted September 26th, 2013, 06:44 AM
Last edited by caviargal; September 26th, 2013 at 06:44 AM
Thank you for the information. We are cruising with Ama over Christmas and due to the colder temps, I was thinking jeans, so if we really don't need to change for dinner, I should be able to do carry on luggage only.
We were wondering however if anyone would dress more formally for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, if anyone has experience with this, we'd love to know.
We are cruising with AMA over Christmas as well, on the AmaPrima. It will be our 3rd AMA cruise and 7th river cruise and most of those have been in winter.
We do wear jeans/cords during the day but not to dinner and the great majority of guests on our river cruises did not wear jeans in the evening. Most dressed up a bit for dinner, on the special nights a bit more.
I bring black slacks and a variety of tops and accessories to wear in the evenings. We pack light as our trips include independent travel by train and public transport and need to maximize space. My husband wears dress slacks and sweaters.
I am packing a blingy top to pair with black slacks for Christmas and NYE this year.
We are active all day and enjoy a shower and change of clothes before cocktails and dinner. And also keep in mind you could be in snow so day time clothes might need to be changed because they are damp. We also wear boots in Europe at this time of year for daytime touring.
Have a wonderful trip - AMA does it right and this is a wonderful time of year to be in Europe.
142 cruises since 1964, 14 on the river.
Our river cruising history:
Avalon Luminary B2B- Christmas Markets, 2009
Avalon Affinity - Christmas Markets 2010
Avalon Panorama - Danube New Years Cruise, 2011
AmaDante -Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle 2012
AmaCerto - Budapest to Nuremburg, 2013
AmaBella - Tulip Time, 2014
AmaDagio - Provence, 2014
AmaReina - Holiday on the Rhine 2014
SS Catherine - Provence 2015
AmaSerena Christmas on the Rhine, 2015
Scenic Diamond, Bordeaux, April 2016
AmaVida, Douro, August. 2016
AmaSonata, Romantic Danube - Oct. 2016
Looking forward to:
Joie de Vivre, Paris and Normany - April 2017
Le Lyral, The Adriatic, September 2017
Amadeus Silver II - Magic of Advent, December 2017
Oceania Marina, South Pacific, March 2018
AmaKristina, Christmas Markets, December 2018