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corkgirl 07-22-2008 07:54 AM

Hi there

on a seven night caribbean cruise can anyone tell me the formal nights we are boarding on saturday are the formal nights monday and thursday?

Dave 07-22-2008 09:43 AM

It depends on the itinerary. What ship and itinerary are you taking?

corkgirl 07-22-2008 10:44 AM

Hi its Liberty of the Seas we are going from Miami and the itinerary is as follows

04-Oct Miami, Florida 4:30 PM

05-Oct Cruising Cruising

06-Oct Labadee, Haiti 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Tendered

07-Oct Montego Bay, Jamaica 10:30 AM 6:00 PM Docked

08-Oct George Town, Grand Cayman 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Tendered

09-Oct Cozumel, Mexico 10:00 AM 7:00 PM Docked

10-Oct Cruising Cruising

11-Oct Miami, Florida 7:00 AM

chris 2486 07-22-2008 02:39 PM

hi we did the same itinerary on the liberty and the formal nights were on the first day of cruising and the day in cozumel.

corkgirl 07-22-2008 03:30 PM

thanks was that this year?

chris 2486 07-22-2008 03:33 PM

yeah 19th april 08, carnt forget it, it was our wedding cruise

corkgirl 07-22-2008 03:35 PM

congratulations!!!!! so I'll take it that the first day at sea (sunday) and thursday are formal nights right?

thompson4131 07-29-2008 09:57 AM

Formal Night is only a "suggested" attire. I always wear an open collared shirt & docker slacks and NEVER feel out of place. On all my 13 cruises, about half the crowd dresses similar to me. Anyways, now that airlines are charging for "checked bags", you want to travel with as little luggage as possible. Leave the formal stuff at home!

spoheat 07-29-2008 12:44 PM

We were on the Liberty in March and saw VERY few men not wearing ties and jackets (sport coats and suits, not tux). I guess its all in how you feel about it. They won't turn you away from the dining room if you wear and open collar. Women were in anything from "church dresses" to something my daughter would wear for prom. A few dressy pant outfits were around.

The formal night on your Cozumel night is 1/2 hour later than usual for early dining to give you a little more leaway on getting ready, but can still crowd you for time if you are ashore toward the time to leave. We do our photos and our more careful preparation on the first formal night and are somewhat more casual on the second.

we actually enjoy the formal nights. We come from a small town in the midwest and getting a chance to do ourselves up special doesn't come along that much. People seem to have mixed feelings about the formal nights but they are just part of the whole cruise experience for us. My husband has been dragging his same black sport coat and dark slacks for almost a decade of cruises, and I haunt the sale rack for the remaining "holiday" pieces after Christmas. It's fun!

MRSITS 07-29-2008 01:49 PM

If you are really into formal, you could probably rent a tuxedo pkg. on the ship depending on the time of your arrival. We always do this at least weeks prior to departure..saves on luggage and it is a special occasion


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