Formal night -- how many tuxes?

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  1. Asnell

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    DH is trying to decide whether to bring his tux for formal night vs. just bringing his suit and wearing that for both semi-formal and formal night.

    How many people on DCL ships go all-out with the tuxes (and full-length gowns)? We both have them but won't bring them if most people aren't that dressed up. Can someone give a rough percentage of people in suits vs. tuxes vs. something else?
     
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  3. cris0809

    cris0809 Might be why the rum is always gone

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    Depends a lot on the length of your cruise. As you say you have both semi-formal and formal night I will assume it is at least a 7 night voyage.

    7-14 nighters you will see some, less than 7 you might see one only if someone goes to Remy.

    If he really enjoys dressing up I would encourage him to bring it. Does he need it? No.
     
  4. PrincessShmoo

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    A lot depends on the cruise. We've been on 7 night cruises (that's short for us) and DH wore his suit for formal night and just the shirt, tie, dress pants for semi-formal. Well, that's pretty much what he's worn on all our cruises for formal and semi-formal nights.

    Now, I, on the other hand, have worn full length gown (with and without tiara), cocktail dress (with different accessories for formal/semi), dress black slacks with a fancy top, depending on my whim.

    The longer cruises is where you'll see more of the tuxes, but there will be some on most of the 6 or 7 night and longer cruises.
     
  5. dpuck1998

    dpuck1998 <font color=blue>I'm innocent I tell you...innocen

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    Just wear what you think will look best and you will enjoy the most. You will see people in suits, tuxs, jeans and pjs. We have done both, but love the family photos when we have tuxs.
     
  6. LynseyK

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    I would say just bring a nice suit. I barely if any saw men in tuxes and full length gowns. Some tables i saw were wearing short sleeve shirts and jeans. It's not strictly enforced and most people don't care. It's nice to wear suits and nice dresses but nothing too formal I would suggest again unless you were going to Remy which I went to and it was AMAZING!!!!
     
  7. Asnell

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    Thanks. Ours is a 7-night Alaska cruise.

    I kind of wish the cruise lines would either enforce the dress code, or not have one. I can understand that many people don't want to dress up or don't have the appropriate clothing, but it seems odd to have a dressy event where some people are vastly under-dressed. Maybe someday cruises will have a smaller dining room or a specific seating time for those who want to dress for the formal nights.
     
  8. Beermam42

    Beermam42 Grit and bear it

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    Only a few, I wore suit and GS blazer, GD and ladies dress up. Formal night. Slacks and short sleeve shirt all other nights for me. 6 night.
     
  9. hamm1207

    hamm1207 Alaskan DIS Veteran

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    We go all out. My husband brings his tux (with Mickey vest and bow tie) and I'll wear a gown.
     
  10. dpuck1998

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    On a 7 night you will see a lot more tuxs for sure, but don't let people undressed bother you. It is much more of an issue on the boards than on this ship. Honestly I barely noticed what anyone else was wearing other than most of the people that were dressed up are out in the lobby for photos.
     
  11. OKW Lover

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    We were just on the 14-night Panama Canal cruise and I didn't see a single tux during that time.

    As Don says, its a wide range of styles and it doesn't seem like anybody really cares outside of the DIS.
     
  12. amejiajr8

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    Thinking of going suit ,nice dress shirt ,& no tie.
     
  13. beach baby

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    I agree with dpuck. Don't let those who don't participate affect your decision or enthusiasm to participate. I just did my first 7 day cruise and had concerns about gowns/tuxes being in the minority. What I found was that dressing up overall and looking nice was the majority. If you go straight to the dining room you may not notice how many tuxes and gowns there are but if you go to the lobby before dinner for pictures or just to enjoy the atmosphere and music, you'll be pleasantly reassured that you aren't the only one dressed up. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and are glad we did the tux/gown and will definitely do it again.
    I will add that a tux/gown would probably be in the extreme minority on a 3/4 day cruise. I never saw any on those. Dress up night was more like church/very nice restaurant clothes.
     
  14. Magic3forme

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    I don't remember seeing too many guys in tuxes. Dh wore a button down shirt and dress pants. No jacket or tie

    If you feel comfortable go for the dress clothes


    I did notice the dress code was a lot more casual on the Alaskan cruise. More jeans ( but it was nights we had late port nights)
     
  15. DisneyNurse19

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    I am going on a cruise on the Magic in July and will definitely be wearing a long dress, both for formal and semi formal, as i don't often get the chance to dress up :thumbsup2
     
  16. Robin"D"

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    Jeff,

    you weren't looking to close.....
    I wore two[I bring one tux,
    but two jackets/ one black formal/ on white semi formal]

    I wish we got to meet on this cruise, but maybe in the future....
    and in the chat room....Hope your new house is coming along

    Robin

    Robin & Angel "D" :thumbsup2




     
  17. ilovetexas

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    I don't remember a %, sorry. DH wore his tux for both formal and Remy, while I wore a full length evening dress. For semi formal and Palo, he wore a suit and I don't remember exactly what I wore but I know it was dressy. He wore a jacket and tie and I "dressed" for dinner every night, regardless of how casual the dress code for the evening was.

    Don't let others hamper your enthusiasm for dressing up; it makes the evening so much more special if you enjoy that sort of thing, which we do.
     
  18. dpuck1998

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    Well he is old and retired, so he either doesn't see well or remember...right Jeff :rolleyes1
     
  19. OKW Lover

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    Must have been a night we were in Palo. :)

    Sorry we didn't meet in person either but there will be future opportunities!
     
  20. OKW Lover

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    That's right!

    err, who were you again? ;)
     
  21. PrincessTrisha

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    On our first DCL cruise my dad took his tux. After that first one, he doesn't. Now he wears dress pants and a dress vest and tie.
     

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