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Old 10-13-2012, 09:11 AM   #691
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Does anyone have an idea on how many formal nights there will be?
On our 10 night Med cruise back in 2010 there was just 1 but on our 14 night WBTA last year we had 2 and this cruise is in between with 12 nights.

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Our 11 night med in 07 and the 12 night Baltic both had 2 dressy nights. I can't remember if they were both classified as formal or one formal & the other semi formal.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:43 PM   #692
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Our 11 night med in 07 and the 12 night Baltic both had 2 dressy nights. I can't remember if they were both classified as formal or one formal & the other semi formal.
On the 10 night Med there was the formal night and the semi formal but on the WBTA there was 2 formal as well as a semi formal.
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:37 PM   #693
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Our 11 night med in 07 and the 12 night Baltic both had 2 dressy nights. I can't remember if they were both classified as formal or one formal & the other semi formal.
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On the 10 night Med there was the formal night and the semi formal but on the WBTA there was 2 formal as well as a semi formal.
On the Baltics cruise I rented a tux and dress shoes for DH, since I didn't want to have to carry his plus size suit with us. A tux is not necessary but it sure looks good in pictures.
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Hi Everyone

Does anyone have an idea on how many formal nights there will be?
On our 10 night Med cruise back in 2010 there was just 1 but on our 14 night WBTA last year we had 2 and this cruise is in between with 12 nights.

Any guess's?
On past cruises we have taken DH's suit and/or sports coat. On the trips where we took just the sports coat, he paired it with dark pants for Formal and Semi-formal nights and light pants for Palo Brunch.

This time we are thinking about renting a tux since we have to pay for luggage to fly to Europe and back--we will do a cost comparison.

I take a "little black dress" and pair it with different jewelry and shawls for different effects. I live in sandals as often as possible so black flat sandals (never heels--DH is too close to my height) go for day or night. Another pair of sandals is more casual so I do have a change. That also means--no pantyhose! Which means no runs will show. Just some DCL body lotion on my legs and they look as decent as possible.

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Old 10-15-2012, 01:30 PM   #695
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Hi

DH will be taking a tux and DS also has a tux hopefully it will still fit him. I enjoy formal night because it is something different and everyone looks so smart and elegant.

We have a picture in our living room from our Med cruise back in 2010 and its from formal night, DS keeps saying we need a new picture because we now have DD. I am really looking forward to it.

I have also just noticed that we are on the first cruise going to Venice (do not know where I have been lol ) I wounder if we will get any little surprises as it is the first. I don't care if we don't just happy to be back on Magic
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My DH and DS like the rented tuxes, but won't get them unless there are several others planning to as well. And I agree they make for nice pictures

And I also have a black dress that I bring with me and wear at least one night in the MDR as well as Palo dinner. And a couple of different wraps as well. Great minds think alike
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DH will be taking a tux and DS also has a tux hopefully it will still fit him. I enjoy formal night because it is something different and everyone looks so smart and elegant.

We have a picture in our living room from our Med cruise back in 2010 and its from formal night, DS keeps saying we need a new picture because we now have DD. I am really looking forward to it.

I have also just noticed that we are on the first cruise going to Venice (do not know where I have been lol ) I wounder if we will get any little surprises as it is the first. I don't care if we don't just happy to be back on Magic
We were on the first Med. cruise back in 2007. In every port there is a custom the the mayor and other high officals come on board and do a ceremony and exchange plaques etc. It is an old custom I guess. On the first time we cruised the Magic in 2007 a couple stops had fireworks at night welcoming Disney. I remember a helicopter circling the ship taking video footage in one port. I do wonder if Venice will have a ceremony? It would be nice to see. But Venice is an amazing port and overnight lets you see the main islands as well as Murano and other outlying areas. We have been on another cruise line that ported there.You have to see St. Marks and the Doge(sp ?) palace next door.
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We were on the first Med. cruise back in 2007. In every port there is a custom the the mayor and other high officals come on board and do a ceremony and exchange plaques etc. It is an old custom I guess. On the first time we cruised the Magic in 2007 a couple stops had fireworks at night welcoming Disney. I remember a helicopter circling the ship taking video footage in one port. I do wonder if Venice will have a ceremony? It would be nice to see. But Venice is an amazing port and overnight lets you see the main islands as well as Murano and other outlying areas. We have been on another cruise line that ported there.You have to see St. Marks and the Doge(sp ?) palace next door.
This would be really nice if it happens.
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On the first Hawaii cruise earlier this year, we had helicopters around us and throwing flowers in the ocean. We also had a fire boat with the water shooting around follow us into port. Once we left all of the islands, they displayed the gifts that each island had given to the Wonder set up on a table by Guest Services for everyone to see.
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My DH and DS like the rented tuxes, but won't get them unless there are several others planning to as well. And I agree they make for nice pictures

And I also have a black dress that I bring with me and wear at least one night in the MDR as well as Palo dinner. And a couple of different wraps as well. Great minds think alike
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My DH and DS like the rented tuxes, but won't get them unless there are several others planning to as well. And I agree they make for nice pictures

And I also have a black dress that I bring with me and wear at least one night in the MDR as well as Palo dinner. And a couple of different wraps as well. Great minds think alike
I'm planning on renting a plus-size tux for DH. We have rented twice while on European or British Isles cruises and were happy with the results.
I'll also be bringing one short black dress and one easy to pack tshirt style long black dress and will be mixing sweaters and wraps too. I've got to learn to pack smarter for these long cruises.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:25 PM   #702
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No tux for us. Dh & dgs gave them up a couple of years ago. Dress shirts and ties are what they will wear. Less to pack this way. The 1 time we rented the tux it was a mess. Nothing fit. DCL was great and got it all together at the last sec.



I sure wish the flight prices would come down. They have been the same price since the day they came out!
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:38 PM   #703
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We don't do formal night or semi-formal night so no tuxes or fancy dresses for us. DH and the boys just don't enjoy it so we usually opt for Topsiders or something from Pluto's or Pinocchio's on formal night. Less packing and less complaining

The front cover of our AAA Going Places magazine this month has Dubrovnik on it, and inside is a whole bunch of stuff about cruising - including a beautiful spread of the Grand Canal in Venice!
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:41 PM   #704
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:15 PM   #705
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Hi All,

Just poppin' on the thread to say we're still >IN< for this cruise. It will still be us, my parents and my ILs.

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