Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!
On Royal Caribbean you will see more dark suits on formal nights than tuxes. You'll see many more tuxes on a Celebrity cruise.
Carnival Destiny 4/00
Carnival Triumph 9/02
Carnival Legend 4/30/04
Empress of the Seas 9/18/04
Voyager of the Seas 10/17/04
Celebrity Horizon 10/23/04
Celebrity Zenith 4/30/05
Enchantment of the Seas 7/7/05
Grandeur of the Seas 9/16/05
Norwegian Jewel 10/21/05
Celebrity Constellation "Transatlantic" 4/28/06
Enchantment of the Seas 9/7/06
Grandeur of the Seas 9/15/06
Majesty of the Seas 10/6/06
Brilliance of the Seas "Transatlantic" 11/7/06
Enchantment of the Seas 12/14/06
Splendour of the Seas 1/20/07
Navigator of the Seas "Transatlantic" 4/14/07
Liberty of the Seas "Pre-Inaugural" 5/7/07
Celebrity Constellation "Transatlantic" 9/15/07
Majesty of the Seas "B2B2B" 12/7/07 - 12/14/07
Navigator of the Seas 1/10/08 - (First Cruise as Diamond Plus)
Norwegian Gem 2/6/08
Norwegian Gem "Transatlantic" 4/19/08
Norwegian Majesty 9/13/08 - (Back to Beautiful Bermuda)
Norwegian Dawn 10/26/08 - (Bermuda Again)
Navigator of the Seas 11/22/08
Explorer of the Seas 11/30/08
Norwegian Pearl 4/19/09 - (Panama Canal - Full Transit)
Mariner of the Seas 10/4/09 - (Mexican Riviera)
Radiance of the Seas 10/14/09 - (Mexican Riviera)
Enchantment of the Seas 10/31/09 - (Halloween Cruise)
Explorer of the Seas 1/24/10 - (12 Night Caribbean)
Explorer of the Seas 5/13/10 - (9 Night Bermuda-Bahamas)
Majesty of the Seas "B2B2B2B" 9/3/10 - 9/17/10
Explorer of the Seas 11/7/10 - (12 Night Caribbean)
Explorer of the Seas 1/2/11 - (14 Night Southern Caribbean)
Explorer of the Seas 2/27/11 - (12 Night Caribbean)
NCL Jewel 5/1/11 - (9 Night Caribbean)
Celebrity Summit 6/5/11 - (Back to Beautiful Bermuda)
Norwegian Gem 10/16/11 - (Bermuda Once Again)
Explorer of the Seas 11/10/11 - (10 Night Caribbean)
Enchantment of the Seas 2/6/12 - (12 Night Caribbean)
Celebrity Silhouette 4/10/12 - (12 Night Caribbean)
Explorer of the Seas 8/30/12 - (10 Night Caribbean)
Explorer of the Seas 11/4/12 - (Crown & Anchor Members Cruise)
Explorer of the Seas 12/3/12 - (10 Night Caribbean)
Explorer of the Seas 12/13/12 - (10 Night Caribbean)
Explorer of the Seas 1/13/13 - (9 Night Caribbean)
Explorer of the Seas 1/22/13 - (10 Night Caribbean)
Independence of the Seas 2/24/13
Liberty of the Seas 3/2/13
Enchantment of the Seas 4/1/13 - (12 Night Caribbean)
Enchantment of the Seas 4/13/13 - (12 Night Repo - Baltimore to Port Canaveral)
Explorer of the Seas 5/2/13 - (9 Night Caribbean)
Explorer of the Seas 9/8/13 - (Canada-New England 11 Nights)
Explorer of the Seas 9/19/13 - (Canada-New England 10 Nights)
Allure of the Seas 10/6/13
Brilliance of the Seas "Boston to Tampa" 13 Nights 10/27/13
Explorer of the Seas 11/14/13
Explorer of the Seas 12/2/13
Explorer of the Seas 12/12/13
Liberty of the Seas 1/9/14
Liberty of the Seas 1/13/14
Independence of the Seas 1/18/14 (Reached Pinnacle Club Loyalty Status)
Allure of the Seas 1/26/14
Freedom of the Seas 3/2/14
Freedom of the Seas 3/9/14
Oasis of the Seas 5/10/14
Vision of the Seas 5/17/14
Vision of the Seas 5/22/14
Explorer of the Seas 6/14/14
Freedom of the Seas 9/21/14
Freedom of the Seas 9/28/14
Explorer of the Seas 10/18/14
Independence of the Seas 1/17/15
Independence of the Seas 1/25/15
Pinnacle Club Member
Cruise Critic Message Board Moderator
With most of my friends the women decide if they want their guy in a tux. If the woman is wearing a full length formal they usually want their guy in a tux. If the lady is in a cocktail dress the guy is fine in a suit. Usually the lady will let the guy know what they want them to wear.
Carnival Destiny July 1999
Carnival Victory December 2000
Voyager of the Seas December 2001
Explorer of the Seas May 2002
Explorer of the Seas November 2002
Mariner of the Seas March 2003
Carnival Glory July 2003
Monarch of the Seas January 2004
Mariner of the Seas April 2005
Splendor of the Seas January 2006
Radience of the Seas April 2006
Freedom of the Seas May 2006
Serenade of the Seas Dec 2006
Radiance of the Seas Feb 2007
Freedom of the Seas May 2007
Enchantment of the Seas Sept 2008
Freedom of the Seas April 2010
On most times we have cruised you will see enough of both to be comfortable in whatever you decide. If you have a tux or want to rent one onboard go for it men all look handsome in a tux. If you have the dark suit & don't want the expense of the tux you'll be ok too.
relax & enjoy the cruise!
Member of the Pink Boa Cruiser
Freedom OTS Oct. 26, 2014
Freedom OTS April 27, 2014
Celebrity Summit Oct. 26, 2013
Freedom May 19, 2013
Carnival Fantasy Dec. 25, 2012 Thank You Santa!l
Freedom Oct. 21, 2012
Mariner April 15, 2012
Serenade OTS Oct. 23, 2011
Oct. 16, 2010 Oasis B2B
Oasis Oct 23, 2010--Mission Oasis
May 24 2010, Carnival (yes Carnival) Fascination- the hold us over till Oct. on Oasis Cruise
Oct. 25 2009 Freedom OTS Halloween Cruise
April 19 2009 Mariner OTS First "Pole" Cabin
Oct. 26 2008 Mariner, Halloween with the Mariner Boozers!
April19-2008-Explorer OTS, PBS Reunion
Oct. 28-2007 (1st Halloween cruise) Mariner OTS
Oct.15-2006 Freedom OTS (CC Group and C& A Member cruisePBS Group)
Aug. 18-2006 Sovereign OTS
Jan 23, 2006 Grandeur OTS
Oct. 16 2005 Mariner OTS (Real-a-Tini CC Group)
Dec. 2004 Carnival Celebrity (New Year’s Eve Party!)
June 6 2004 Mariner OTS
May 26 2002 Voyager OTS
1997 Norweign SS Norway
Aug. 14 1995 Empress OTS Honeymoon Cruise that started the addiction!
I purchased a tux and match the tie with my DW's dress!
ALLURE OF THE SEAS 3/29/15
ENCHANTMENT OF THE SEAS 6/24/13
NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS 3/22/13
FREEDOM OF THE SEAS 3/27/11
VOYAGER OF THE SEAS 4/4/10
EXPLORER OF THE SEAS 6/11/09
JEWEL OF THE SEAS 3/22/08
RADIANCE OF THE SEAS 4/8/07
NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS 4/15/06
MARINER OF THE SEAS 7/3/05
SERENADE OF THE SEAS 4/10/04
SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS 7/6/03
NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS 4/18/03
ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS 3/31/02
MONARCH OF THE SEAS 4/14/98
MAJESTY OF THE SEAS 1/10/96
MAJESTY OF THE SEAS 1/2/94
Although a dark suit is great too. I agree--you'll see enough of both that you're comfortable either way. In any event, the formal night is a nod to the grand tradition of cruising. We enjoy dressing up and having an extra nice-looking crowd in the dining room. Hope others will stop seeing it as a hassle and enjoy it for what it is.
Navigator of the Seas 11/05
Disney Wonder 4/06
Voyager of the Seas 11/06
Majesty of the Seas 7/07
Serenade of the Seas 3/08
Enchantment of the Seas 7/09
Oasis of the Seas 7/10
Carnival Dream 6/11
Celebrity Eclipse 3/12
Celebrity Solstice 6/13
Carnival Glory 7/13
Serenade of the Seas 6/14
Explorer of the Seas 7/14
Serenade of the Seas 3/15
Oasis of the Seas 3/16
Either one is fine, and thank you for choosing to dress nicely!
Cindy WGIG#198-F --> "sea" my pictures HERE
Mustard of the Seas Utility Crewmember & Goodwill Ambassador - East Coast
My Cruises: Atlantic (Premier, a/k/a Big Red Boat), E Carib, Apr 93; Adventure (American Family), E Carib, June 94; Explorer of the Seas, E Carib, June 06; Jewel (Mustard) of the Seas, E Carib, Feb 07; Vision of the Seas (NUTZ 2), Mex Riviera, Oct 07; Caribbean Princess, E Carib, May 08; Carnival Ecstasy, W Carib, Sept 08; Serenade of the Seas (Mustard 2/NUTZ 3), Alaska, June 09; Jewel of the Seas, WB Transatlantic, Sept 10; Carnival Miracle, SE Carib, Nov 11; Jewel of the Seas (NUTZ 4), Canada/New England, Oct 12; Carnival Fantasy, Bahamas/Grand Turk, Nov 13; Adventure of the Seas, S Carib, Jan 14; Celebrity Summit, S Carib, Nov 14
“The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.” -- Isak Dinesen Illegitimi non carborundum
On Royal Caribbean do men still wear tuxes for formal nights or is it now mostly all suits? Thanks in advance for the info-
It's a combination of both. If men wear suits, they will 9/10 be dark suits however (black/brown) rather than light (grey).
Just wear whatever you feel comfy in/what you feel like packing.
__________________ Majesty of the Seas - - Bahamas: Mar. 11, 2013 Majesty of the Seas - - Bahamas: May 5, 2008 Serenade of the Seas - - Alaska: May 26, 2007 Majesty of the Seas - - Bahamas: Jan 31, 2005 _____________________________________ "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain
Most men just don't realize how HANDSOME they look in a Tux!! My DH knows that I think he looks great when he dresses up......so he wears a tux whenever he gets the chance. He also collects antique pocket watches and buys vests (with watch pockets) to match my dresses.
On the last few cruises we've been on it seems as if suits are the thing to wear. Not so many tuxes in the group anymore. I believe for the last four cruises I've been the only one at our table that's been in a tux.
Even on our most recentl Alaskan cruise there were not so many tuxes. Our first two Alaskan cruises seemed more formal.
It doesn't matter to me. The wife prefers I wear a tux, I don't have a lot of opportunities to wear a tux, so I'll wear a tux on formal night just because.
PAST CRUISES AND PHOTO ALBUMS OF THE SHIPS
Hubby wears a tux on one formal evening , and a dark suit on the other. I usually wear a long gown one night, and a cocktail dress on the other.
I usually do that too, but on our last cruise I just took my black suit and the first formal night wore my tux shirt, bow tie, vest with it. The second formal night I wore it with a regular shirt/tie. Worked pretty well and saved some packing space.
02/02 Majesty of the Seas
12/02 Monarch of the Seas
08/03 Majesty of the Seas
01/04 Radiance of the Seas
02/06 Adventure of the Seas
12/06 Voyager of the Seas
Next Cruise ?????
On the last few cruises we've been on it seems as if suits are the thing to wear. Not so many tuxes in the group anymore.
Yes, and it is a growing trend that is irreversible. Remember when men actually wore jackets and ties when on an airplane?
Another factor is new cruisers. Younger men tend not to have tuxedos. We began cruising four years ago. I never owned a tuxedo and have no desire to own one. I also consider renting one an extravagence. I always wear my black suit and tend to question those who come in only with a dress shirt and slacks.
So, if you own a tuxedo and want to wear it, more power to you. I'm afraid, however, that tuxes are quickly becoming an endangered species
Royal Caribbean - Diamond Plus
Carnival - Platinum
Last edited by yogimax; December 28th, 2006 at 10:01 AM.