Thanks for the input. It always helps to hear from someone who has already been on the ship. I did look on another cruise web-site where Mercury cruisers stated formal night had tuxedos but no more than other lines. Checked w/our travel agent(Mercury pasenger) who confirmed that statement and called Celebrity who said "absolutely not"(his words, not mine) are guests asked to keep formal attire on, it's your vacation, you should dress how you want after dinner. He also said suit/tie/dress were perfect. He stated it's not a policy to keep formal attire on and they don't ask you to. So, not sure what to think at this point?? May be at one time it was a policy and have now changed it?? I've noticed on other cruise lines more people are changing after formal night. We've also noticed a bit of a trend w/seeing more dining rooms emptier on formal nights and the alternative dining fuller. Oh well, I guess I'll soon find out.
My husband has always worn suit/tie that's not a problem, it was a question of tuxedos/cocktail dresses and dressing casual after dinner. I always wear a nice dress or pant suit, during formal night, just not into cocktail dresses. They look gorgeous, it's just I spent many yrs. having to wear them for work related functions and if I never have to wear one again I could live w/that. And, as I stated, my husband wears a suit 5x a week, leaving his suit on all night reminds him of work(stressful job). We both like to go back to our cabin and dress more casual/comfortable, usually slacks/sweater/loafers for both of us.
We've traveled many, many times w/RC and Princess. But now that our kids are grown we're exploring lines we haven't been able to try before. Thanks, for the suggestion though and you're absolutely right it's not as formal on RC/Princess.
At this point, I'm just going to enjoy myself, not worry about what other people are wearing and have fun. If, someone has a problem w/what I'm wearing, so be it. It's their problem, not ours, as my husband stated. This is our vacation time and we're really looking forward to relaxing, meeting some wonderful people on board and celebrating 25 terrific years together.
Thanks, for taking the time to reply to my question. Your were very helpful and I always appreciate any feedback I can get.