On Crystal does "Formal Night" really mean "formal"?
I'm sailing the Symphony in Apr. and I'm wondering if "formal nights" on Crystal really mean "formal wear". I sort of retired my tuxedo several years ago when I cruised, because suits seemed just as appropriate on most lines. My Blog this week (on our Home Page) is about the "changing formal".
I'm willing to bring the tux if it's more the "norm" on Crystal.
It IS difficult to know about formal wear....we can all read the rules but we don't know to what degree they are applied, if at all. Sadly forums are the ONLY way to find this out, you can't ask the cruise line as all you get is the "official line", even on board recently I was told one thing but in practice it was different.
Some answer questions...I also question answers
Kuki, I've never been on Silversea but have been on Crystal many times in the past few years. I do not find Crystal to be stuffy!
Unlike the other luxury lines, Crystal has a very extensive enrichment program including terrrific lecturers and various classes on sea days. since you have lots of sea days on your upcoming cruise, I recommend you make the most of every day. Also, the evening entertainment on Crystal is terrific offering several production shows and headliner entertainers most evenings.
The crew really shines and provides wonderful service. Also, the word no rarely exists! The food in all the venues is terrific and if you want to special order something just give 24 hour notice.
If you have any additional questions, feel free to email me directly or post the questions here.
I sure hope you will enjoy your upcoming Crystal cruise as much as I do.
Have heard that aside from food, enrichment lectures and entertainment were GREAT.
This is a "golf theme", so I understand there's some lectures and seminars from Ken Venturi and Billy Casper... both well known, and no doubt well informed golfers and PGA announcers. Should be great fun.