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Dress code-formal night Serenity.

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We have been on the Symphony  before but this is our first time on Serenity.  We are doing the Caribbean and they state there is one formal night.  

Our last several cruises have been on Oceania where the entire cruise is Country Club Casual.

On Caribbean cruises , how dressed do they get on formal night?  

We always dress appropriately, but am not sure if my husband needs a suit for just the one night.

 We have been cruising for many years and I have been on these boards since they were on AOL.

im not trying to start a “dress code” argument thread, but just want to make sure we are appropriately dressed.

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Here's the dress code for BTO - as you can see he doesn't need a suit - a jacket is required though

 

Black Tie Optional Attire (on Crystal Cruises only)

A Black Tie Optional evening offers a celebratory opportunity to dress more formally on a special evening(s). For men, this includes a dark suit with tie, or tuxedo; for women, this includes a formal cocktail dress, evening gown or dressy evening separates. On Black Tie Optional evenings, we request at least a jacket to be worn by men and a dress, skirt or dress slacks and blouse or sweater to be worn by women. Jeans may not be worn in any dining venues or lounges, including the Casino, on Black Tie Optional evenings. 

On most voyages, guests can expect the following:
• 7-days (or less) cruises: Crystal Casual only, no Black Tie Optional evenings
• 8– to 10–day cruises: Up to one Black Tie Optional evening
• 11– to 13–day cruises: Two Black Tie Optional evenings
• World Cruises, Holiday voyages and Crossings may be scheduled differently

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Thanks.

My husband will pack a jacket and tie.  I’m not bothering packing a suit for one night.

From reading the link to a long dress code thread, this should be fine.

Barb

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2 minutes ago, barbon2 said:

Thanks.

My husband will pack a jacket and tie.  I’m not bothering packing a suit for one night.

From reading the link to a long dress code thread, this should be fine.

Barb

He definitely doesn't need a suit. A jacket and tie will be quite acceptable. 

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1 hour ago, barbon2 said:

Thanks.

My husband will pack a jacket and tie.  I’m not bothering packing a suit for one night.

From reading the link to a long dress code thread, this should be fine.

Barb

Barb, this is fine and a tie is optional even on BTO nights.  

 

On cruises with one BTO night you see far less formal wear than you would if there were two or more BTO nights on the cruise.

 

Keith

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1 hour ago, Keith1010 said:

Barb, this is fine and a tie is optional even on BTO nights.  

 

On cruises with one BTO night you see far less formal wear than you would if there were two or more BTO nights on the cruise.

 

Keith

Thank you!

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2 hours ago, barbon2 said:

Thanks.

My husband will pack a jacket and tie.  I’m not bothering packing a suit for one night.

From reading the link to a long dress code thread, this should be fine.

Barb

well I am not taking a tie for DH  so we can sit together 😁 & be the shunned ones 

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2 hours ago, AtA said:

He definitely doesn't need a suit. A jacket and tie will be quite acceptable. 

 

2 hours ago, AtA said:

He definitely doesn't need a suit. A jacket and tie will be quite acceptable. 

Thank you!

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1 minute ago, LHT28 said:

well I am not taking a tie for DH  so we can sit together 😁 & be the shunned ones 

You won't be shunned.

 

Even back in the day when Crystal had informal nights (some refer to it as semi-formal) tie was always optional at least as far back when I began cruising with them in 2002.  Ironically, before that when we were cruising Celebrity they required a tie on their Semi Formal nights.

 

How dressed up people are on BTO nights varies by voyage.  The guidelines certainly have lots of flexibility which should make most people happy.

 

Keith

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3 minutes ago, LHT28 said:

well I am not taking a tie for DH  so we can sit together 😁 & be the shunned ones 

We will keep our heads down in the corner. 😂

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17 minutes ago, Keith1010 said:

You won't be shunned.

 

 

it was a joke  😁

guess I needed more  🤣😆

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2 minutes ago, LHT28 said:

it was a joke  😁

guess I needed more  🤣😆

I figured so.  😎

 

Keith

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I've learned that Amazon.Com has just about everything.

 

This might come in handy.  For only a little over $13.00 this is a painted shirt with tie for BTO nights.

 

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Supplies are limited so act fast before the are sold out.

 

LOL.

 

Keith

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