Originally posted by saublewater:
Just me again!
We are wanting to cruise in a very relaxed mode...we don't want to do any formal nights...at least we don't think so (YET). We would like to eat at the buffets only....is this something that's done often? Will we the only ones eating at the buffet at night?
Also if someone could shed the light on smart casual attire?
Last but not least because I'm sure I'll have more questions to pose...is it mandatory in some lounges or shows to wear a suit jacket?
You are aware that not every night is a formal night in the dining rooms, right? For a 7-day cruise you have two formal nights and five casual nights. Many people eat in the dining room on the casual nights and then go to the buffet on the formal nights. Depending on the port we sometimes will go to the buffet dinner on one night. But we generally prefer the nice sit-down service in the dining room and the banter with tablemates.
There are some who live in the buffet and never go to the main dining rooms for any meals. To each his own but they are missing out in my opinion.
Even on the formal nights we change into casual clothes after dinner, and this is quite common among RCI passengers.