Posted June 28th, 2004, 10:09 PM
On a VIKING BURGUNDY cruise last fall, most people wore casual clothes during the day. At night, most but not all men were wearing jackets (not necessarily with ties) and women wore anything from dresses to blouses and nice trousers. The closest thing to a "formal night" was the captain's dinner, when jackets and ties were strongly encouraged for the men and the women tended to dress just a bit. Overall, I'd say that the atmosphere was somewhat more casual than on the typical cruise ship, possibly because cabins and closets tend to be small on river vessels and entertainment is pretty simple (dinner, and maybe drinks and dancing in the lounge for those who don't go to bed right away).