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Forums » Alaska » Formal night, Alaska cruise

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atlantajune

Formal night, Alaska cruise

by atlantajune »

Okay, I have a friend who is "obsessing" about dressing for 'formal' nights on a cruise.  I say it's NO big deal; you see everything.  Personally for me, a nice pair of black slacks and dressy tops are fine.  Can someone tell me I'm right?  Lol and thanks!

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RE: Formal night, Alaska cruise

by /bio/pauline-frommer »

Your friend may be enjoying obsessing! It's rare nowadays that one gets to dress up. But you may want to let her know, if she's really worried, that usually one can eat elsewhere than the dining hall on formal nights (there's usually a small onboard cafe or a cafeteria). So if he or she doesn't want to dress up, he/she won't have to (and he/she will still get fed!).

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atlantajune

RE: Formal night, Alaska cruise

by atlantajune »

Thanks for your reply.  I agree--not many people dress up any more.  It's a "she" friend who worries about her looks -- for no reason.  She could care less about the food.  Me? I'm about the cuisine!

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RE: Formal night, Alaska cruise

by /bio/lucyl »

Tell your friend as long as she's wearing black it will look dressy enough. That's what I do, so I don't have to pack too much!

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RE: Formal night, Alaska cruise

by /bio/joanna »

I'll add to what Lucy has said about wearing black, scarves and jewelry.  They take up very little packing space and declare definitively, "this is dressy" or "this is not dressy".

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atlantajune

RE: Formal night, Alaska cruise

by atlantajune »

I agree ladies.  I told her that's what I was doing -- taking lots of black.  

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