Originally posted by Elwinnie:
This is a little confusing.
What do you mean by the "optional" formal nights. The night it is formal is it for everyone whether you wear a coat & tie or not? What restaurnt does this take place in & is formal night free or is ther an additional charge. Thanks for your help & patience.
Ellen- Please email answer to firstname.lastname@example.org
As Raoul wrote, NCL will set aside one of the main dining rooms, usually the smaller of the two, for formal dining as announced in the Freestyle Daily. Nonetheless, NCL will allow those dressed in resort casual to dine. The point of publishing in the Freestyle Daily which restaurant is formal is to group those dressing up together, making it appear more are dressing up than in reality. If half in the smaller main restaurant has dressed up, and everyone in the larger main restaurant hasn't, the real numbers of those dressing up on the whole ship is more like 25% or less rather than 50%.
I have never been denied dining in the published formal restaurant while dressed in resort casual clothes.