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We are on a Princess Cruise this coming March from Australia for 19 days. We will be travelling for a week before we join the ship and therefore do not want to pack un-necessary luggage.
As we have 3 Formal nights, we would be obliged for peoples comments on what dress code will be required.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 06:53 PM
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I wouldn't worry too much, you can always mix and match to get through the 3 formal evenings. Keep in mind, Princess does have self serve laundry, so you can always do a load of wash sometime during the cruise, less packing, etc...Plus, there is always Horizon Ct. that offers dinner and some alternative restaurants onboard as well, you don't have to totally limit dinner to the dinning room.
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Speaking from a man's point of view, I normally wear button-down Oxford shirts and a pair of Dockers on a regular basis for dinner. For formal night, I simply add a tie. That way I don't have to take a jacket, an extra pair of pants, and an extra pair of shoes. Works well and I've never been denied entrance into the dining room for dinner on formal night. And often, even with a tie, I'm more dressed up than some guys!

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We are on a Princess Cruise this coming March from Australia for 19 days. We will be travelling for a week before we join the ship and therefore do not want to pack un-necessary luggage.
As we have 3 Formal nights, we would be obliged for peoples comments on what dress code will be required.
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Welcome to CM's! You don't have to pack formal wear to eat in the dining room on formal night. As Pete said, a long sleeved shirt and a tie with any kind of slacks will be fine. My DH takes two shirts, one tie and two pair of slacks on a long cruise. This will cover any night in the dining room, including formal night.
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On a cruise that I was on in 2013 95 % of the men either wore a tux or a suit.One guy who was at my table wore a black shirt,black slacks and a tie and had no problem.On my last cruise (Dec.2015) I wore long sleeve shirts and slacks but no tie and it was fine.
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We are on a Princess Cruise this coming March from Australia for 19 days. We will be travelling for a week before we join the ship and therefore do not want to pack un-necessary luggage.
As we have 3 Formal nights, we would be obliged for peoples comments on what dress code will be required.
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Hey Finchy,
Thats really cool.
yes usually on formal nights men wear tuxedos but a vast majority of men on cruises these days opt for a two or three piece suit, and for women, it's an opportunity to dress up as much as possible, with gowns, cocktail dresses and lots of accessories. :-)
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Congrats on a great cruise.....since airline regulations have us downsizing our packing habits, getting mix and match clothing makes life easier for men and women..things have changed in the cruising world, as less rigid dress suggestions are the norm. Have a ball!
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yes you can wear soft and cool dress which is generally wear in cruise.
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Formal nights onboard are not as formal as on the mainland. A button up shirt for guys and a long sundress and heals for ladies is usually fine. Take a look at this article I found which has tips for new cruisers. Tips For First Time Cruisers - Gourmet Getaways

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Formal nights on Princess are not what they once were. Just a pair of dress slacks & a dress shirt are all that's really needed.
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I don't have any formal dresses also so I guess I would have to buy or borrow from friends since my money all went to our cruise Thank you for bringing this question up I would like to know it as well
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I don't have any formal dresses also so I guess I would have to buy or borrow from friends since my money all went to our cruise Thank you for bringing this question up I would like to know it as well
Do have some silky black pants or skirt & a nice top
They are not going to make you stay in the cabin
not many people are dressing in long formal gowns ..you see some but not required just dress nicely ...no jeans or short on formal night & you will be fine
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