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Formal Cruise Wear Night - the Agony and the Ecstasy!
Formal wear night on the cruise - The agony and the ecstasy!
How better to describe the romantic night when cruise passengers don their
best formal cruise wear and strut their stuff?
For some men, it's the agony of picking out your finest formal cruise wear,
carefully packing them in your suitcase, unpacking and un-wrinkling them,
and then, worst of all….. having to put the threads on. For other men, it's
the romantic ecstasy of seeing your dazzling beauty dressed in her finest,
and walking arm-in-arm through the elegant dining room.
For some women, it's the agony of deciding what to pack for the formal
cruise wear night. Should it be black or brightly colored? Long or short? Or
should it be slacks or a gown? For other women it's the ecstasy of a
wonderful romantic night of elegance.
Formal wear is somewhat subjective when it comes to cruises. Most often for
men, it will mean wearing a dark suit or jacket and a tie. Tuxedos on some
cruises are more common. In fact, many cruise ships will have tuxedos and
formal cruise wear available for rent - in advance from the cruise line. You will however want to pre-plan and
book your rental as soon as possible before you sail so you won't be
That was easy for the men. There is formal cruise wear available for rent
for women as well. The same early planning and booking applies as for men.
For many women however, the task of preparing formal cruise wear can be much
more exciting or much more daunting. Formal evening gowns are elegant and
can be show-stoppers. But pant suits and slacks or skirts and tops can be
glamorous as well! In fact a very practical article for any woman to pack is
a pair of black silky "cocktail" type slacks. They take up very little room
in the luggage and resist wrinkling! Matched them with a couple of tops, and
you have formal cruise wear ensembles with very little fuss. And, most have
stretchy waistbands so you can enjoy the wonderful culinary masterpieces in
comfort! Flat or low heeled shoes make navigating onboard much easier and
These formal nights can make your cruise a wonderful
Exquisite cuisine, elegant dining rooms, intimate lounges, stage shows and
reviews all lend themselves to enhance romance on board. Imagine a nightclub
filled with tuxedoed men and sequin covered dresses on women. And everyone
is basking in the radiant delight of the evening.
Some of the cruise lines request that you remain in your formal cruise wear
for the entire evening. Others are more relaxed about the attire. And some,
like Norwegian cruise lines operate on a relaxed "Freestyle" cruising
For those of you who absolutely despise getting all gussied up, most cruise
ships have dining areas that always allow casual
cruise wear. Remember
however that most reservation only dining restaurants require formal or
informal dress attire as well.
It's always best, if you have any concerns about what constitutes formal
cruise wear on your chosen ship, to check with the cruise line in advance.
So…..now you can relax. The tough formal cruise wear packing has been taken
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