I've never been on Regent -- for those of you who have, how well do you think this will be received?
I sailed the Navigator from New York to Bermuda a few years ago. Particularly starting from New York, I thought the crowd would be dressed very formally. In fact, the formal nights were not more formal than any other upscale cruise.
People seemed very comfortable to dress up, or dress very elegantly casual. I think those who want to dress up in the future will be in good company. But with the general informalization that's going on in so many circumstances, the option to not dress up will appeal to many. This is not a crowd who will show up in shorts and t-shirts, but I'm sure many will enjoy the less formal atmosphere in an elegant way.