Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-24-2008, 05:42 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2
I have a teenage son. Are the dress standards the sime for kids on formal night?
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-24-2008, 05:50 AM
kny kny is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 12
I have noticed that teenagers do wear jackets on formal nights.. I have also seen toddlers wear tuxes..(so cute) Men may not be allowed to enter the main dining room with out a jacket on formal night.. Is formal night optional? Some cruise lines are..
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-24-2008, 06:38 AM
Berick1234's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,497
Formal night has gotten to be NOT so formal...
A shirt and tie will get you into the main restaurant on formal night...Neat and clean is what has become the guideline on my last 10 or so cruises....NO SHORTS....I always wear a sports coat and tie, but on my last cruise there were less and less people dressed up...It's becoming more of a personal choice...
Dress up and have fun....Happy cruising...

Bob E
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-24-2008, 08:41 AM
penny3333's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 10,602
Hi elw30736, welcome to Cruise-Chat. A little further down on the main page there is a FAQ section. There is one on dress codes for various cruise lines, with links to their websites. The dress code applies to all age groups in the dining rooms. You always have the option to go to the buffet, if you prefer not to dress for dinner. Best wishes for your upcoming cruise and once again, welcome aboard!
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09-24-2008, 11:02 AM
Sonny V's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Racine, Wisconsin
Posts: 4,906
Welcome to Cruise Chat, elw30736. Keep in mind, formal nights are picture nights. How do you want the people in your pictures dressed?

  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09-24-2008, 12:11 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 675
I have traveled the last 6 winters on RCCL with a daughter who is now 20, and another that is now 14. (just so you know some in our party have a special radar for teen-aged boys). Mostly I see dress pants, good shirts (tucked in) and a few ties. Very few jackets on this age group. Have fun, and I will second the notion that you have the final say on dress code if you want a family picture taken. We do every year and treasure them.
RCCL Nordic Empress 1993
RCCL Nordic Prince 1994
RCCL Explorer 2003, 2005
RCCL Navigator, 2004, 2007
RCCL Mariner 2006
RCCL Liberty 2008
RCCL Adventure 2009

Read and post cruise reviews
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 09-24-2008, 03:33 PM
cousins's Avatar  
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 649
I noticed our last cuise in 2007 vs our first cruise 2000 that formal is not so formal anymore. Men mostly coat and tie (only a few tuxes) and ladies instead of floor length dresses...more cocktail dresses or nice pants suits.
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 09-24-2008, 06:00 PM
TexCruise's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sunray, Texas
Posts: 429
We have noticed on our cruises of how many young folks....teenage to mid 20s, go all out dressing up on formal night. It's a great sight and they seem to have so much fun with it......kind of like another prom night.
Upcoming Cruises:

Celebrity Eclipse March 5, 2011
Serenade of the Seas Oct 23, 2011
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2008, 10:36 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2
Thanks for the great info. We set sail Monday. Our son will stand out whatever he wears. He is 6'3", with snow white hair. Thanks again for the input.
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2008, 11:29 AM
Berick1234's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,497
Happy cruising...

Gee, I'm 67 and I'm still waiting to be 6 foot 3....

Bob E
Closed Thread

allure, caribbean, celebrity, code, dress, eclipse, formal, forum, night, nights, rccl, reviews, royal, seas, simepormal

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Formal Night cj1 Carnival Cruise Line 7 08-02-2008 08:09 PM
What night is formal night on Enchantment (Sept) Diana91 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 1 08-02-2006 03:22 PM
What night is formal night on Sovereign of the Seas? smileygirll Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 8 07-27-2006 05:25 AM
formal night J-lady Holland America Line 2 07-11-2006 09:00 PM
How many formal night? swimmersonboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 3 08-25-2005 05:06 PM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:50 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2