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Old 02-27-2008, 04:22 PM
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I intend to completely ignore everyone's advice to "pack lite" and bring entirely too many clothes!

I'll let you know how it turns out for your amusement.
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:53 PM
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Good for you, Detroit Mark! Very few of us listen to our own advice anyway--except maybe RichC. I've been cruising for over 30 years and I still take more than I ever use.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:07 PM
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I am considering cruising on Princess cruise lines. So it would be interesting to know what the dress code is really like at dinner.

On formal nights, do allot of men really wear tuxedos, or do most of them wear just suits and ties? Or, do most of them dress even more casual on formal night?

How do most of the men dress for dinner on the other nights?

How about the women?
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I could pack lighter, but I really enjoy carrying all those bags around, but I get to tip the luggage handlers more.
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Hey Mark! It must be a Detroit thing (Southfield actually) cause I intend to do the same. I am packing at least two outfits for each day and a couple of extra casuals, all of my dinner outfits I think would do for formal night, and the shoe count right now is 7 pair! I already have one bag packed and my vacation doesn't start until May 14!
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Frase, this is right from Princess' Cruise Answer Book:

There are two designations for dress codes: Smart Casual and Formal.

Smart Casual Evenings: Skirts/dresses, slacks, and sweaters for the ladies.
Pants and open neck shirts for men.

Formal Evenings: Evening gowns and cocktail dresses for ladies.
Tuxedo, slacks with dinner jackets, or suits for men.

That's it, Frase. I've noticed that the longer the cruise, the older the average age and the more tuxedos you see. But you will also see many on formal nights, like RichC, with jacket and open collar. And many women will have skirts and fancy tops or pant suits instead of gowns or cocktail dresses.
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Originally posted by gdjoslin:
I could pack lighter, but I really enjoy carrying all those bags around, but I get to tip the luggage handlers more.
...and don't forget the additional charge for the airline.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:05 AM
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Agreed, TekDiva although I'm not up to 7 pairs of dogs!! (whissha wuz!)

The way they make luggage ensembles these days it's just so easy for two people to lock 8 bags together and roll them around.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:22 AM
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Well, my question certainly sparked some interest! From your posts, I conclude that 'smart casual' on Princess doesn't require a jacket (tie or not) for my husband.

Regarding the tux, my husband doesn't dress up for work and doesn't even own a suit (thus, we're not bringing one for formal nights). Although he could wear his black blazer and tie on formal nights and fit right in, he really loves his tux, which we bought for our first cruise. This is our 7th cruise so I'm familiar with what people do, but I do find it curious that RCI has three dress code categories and Princess has two (no 'casual', just 'smart casual') which made me think that Princess might be dressier.

The jacket is staying home and I'm bringing the extra shoes. LOL!

We're not 'retired', just 'tired', so we can hardly wait to get on that ship next Friday!

Thanks, everybody.

PS, f-mattox,
I'll try to answer any questions you might have when we get back.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:48 AM
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Keep in mind that your hubby can have a tailor selected tuxedo prepared for him by Princess Cruises if you're just interested in saving space. Check out this link.

http://www.princess.com/learn/answer...ave/formal.jsp

I'm not sure whether you have to reserve ahead of time or you can wait until you're on board but it's worth a quick read!
 
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