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Old December 27th, 2006, 11:27 AM
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On Royal Caribbean do men still wear tuxes for formal nights or is it now mostly all suits? Thanks in advance for the info-
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On Royal Caribbean you will see more dark suits on formal nights than tuxes. You'll see many more tuxes on a Celebrity cruise.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 11:44 AM
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Wink Women decide!

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.
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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.
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I thought it was ok to wear JEANS!!!



No really, its ok to wear a suite. Most will be dressed that way.
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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.
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I purchased a tux and match the tie with my DW's dress!
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Default I take a tux

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.
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Usually, you will see less tuxes on the short 3-4 day cruises. The longer the cruise, the more tuxes you'll see.
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Suits have tuxes outnumbered to a large degree. I have also observed a good number of sports jackets, ties but no jackets and less formal attire in general
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Either one is fine, and thank you for choosing to dress nicely!
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Thanks for all of the comments- sounds very similar to the Princess cruises that we have been on.
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we were on navigator last week and I would say dark suits outnumber tuxes. Either will be fine. Not sure why it bothered me, but I was upset to see men in jeans and also shorts on formal nights.
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i'd say it's about 10/70/20 to other/suits/tuxes. i wear a tux only because that's what my wife wants. If it wasn't for her i would just wear a suit or sports jacket.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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On Royal Caribbean do men still wear tuxes for formal nights or is it now mostly all suits? Thanks in advance for the info-
Majority of the men wear suits instead of tuxes, some wear only dress shirts, tie and slacks, and well........ some wear just about anythng else! Have fun and enjoy your cruise!
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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.
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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
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