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Old 12-05-2006, 12:24 PM
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I hear there will be two formal nights on my 7 day cruise. Does that mean black tie tux for my husband or a suit, and what about the kids. Age 7 and 16, boy and girl respective.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:37 PM
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Although a tux is always appropriate, a suit is generally what one sees the most of these days and this is what I wear. I no longer bring my tuxedo for cruises from the U.S. Actually a jacket and tie will be fine.

Cocktail dresses are popular with the ladies. As for kids - anything "nice" will do. Maybe pants and a button down shirt for the boy. A tie and jacket if he'll put up with it. It is quite common to see teenage girls dressed up and looking very grown up in many cases - but any nice dress will be fine.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:45 PM
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I usually bring a tux and wear it only one night. The other night I wear a sport jacket with a mock turtle neck or shirt & tie. Next week I'm not even taking my tux because my son-in-law doesn't have one. The main reason for the formal wear in my opinion is taking pictures. A picture can last forever, how do you want to look? I like dressing up and going to a party while on a cruise. If you have a tux, pack it. A suit or sport jacket can look great on a person too. My wife and I both enjoy seeing children and teenagers dressed up. especially little kids. They look so darn cute.

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Old 12-05-2006, 04:11 PM
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My daughter (15) wore a formal dress from a school dance (it was nice she got to wear it twice!). My son (17) wore a suit that we bought at a resale shop. They are fine with dressing up. Most of the other high school age boys on the cruise wore shirts and ties, but the girls were very dressed up.
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Old 12-06-2006, 12:02 PM
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Thanks for your advice. I will have my husband bring his 3 peice suit, I wish he had a tux, and my son can just wear a suit and tie. My daughter does have a couple formals from dances, and I...well I am sooo excited to have an excuse to buy new dress up clothes.
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Old 12-06-2006, 02:20 PM
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my husband has nice shirts and ties, but no jackets or suits. He really has no reason to wear them ever so I hate to spend the money. Will he be ok with a shirt and tie? I don't plan to go the cocktail dress route....don't really have the money for those either.
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