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  1. I saw similar too. At least the men should wear a business shirt (and tie) on a formal night. Pacific cruises in summer get too warm to wear jackets for dinner. I hated seeing shorts and caps on formal nights. They should just have Smart casual nights on these cruises.
  2. No, they don’t say what theme nights are on board. It’s usually the crew that get dressed. Maybe take a Hawaiian shirt or something black & white, but not really is really necessary.
  3. I just got off Ovation today. Same thing. Not many suits. More men with shorts than suits. And forget Smart casual nights. Felt overdressed in a jacket. I’ll save some luggage space next time.
  4. Actually bought the silly thing (linen jacket) specifically for the cruise and have only worn it once in a year. Better check that I can still fit in it 🙂
  5. I too took a linen jacket last time and got it pressed. Cost me about $10AUS to press it and never wore it. I wore the suit on the formal nights but they didn’t have the advertised smart casual nights.
  6. Oh I intend to dress as best as I can, but was just asking if a suit was really necessary to pack for only 2 formal nights. Thought it might be easier with a lighter jacket and tie. I’m cruising this weekend and have started packing already. I think the suit will just fit. I don’t want to carry the larger suitcase. Thanks for your advice.
  7. They say 3 Formal, 3 Smart Casual and 6 casual nights on this 12 night cruise. I’ll take a few ties and a sports coat and make them 6 Smart casual nights.
  8. Thanks for the replies. Last time I also packed a sports coat for the Smart Casual nights and they didn’t happen. I’ll take a sports coat only this time to save suit case space as being a larger build (ok fat), the clothes (suits) take more space 🤣
  9. I’m going on Ovation of the Seas. Is it compulsory to wear a suit on the Formal nights in the main restaurants? Last year on the Explorer of the Seas not many suits were worn. Almost felt overdressed wearing a suit. Young people turned up wearing shorts and hoodies.
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