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Instead Of A Tux Or Suit

Discussion in 'Celebrity Cruises' started by Goguinness, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Goguinness

    Goguinness Well-Known Member

    I'm kind of tired of tuxedos and suits. I was thinking of just bringing a nice Navy sport coat, a pair of tan dress slacks, a couple of ties, and a couple of dress shirts on my next cruise in Oct. At the age of 71 tuxedos anymore seem like torture devices. What think you all?

    Paul S
  2. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    Personally, I love to "play dress-up". That said, one must consider the source of that opinion.

    In reality, I have seen gentlemen wearing nice slacks, and dress shirt with tie on fromal nights. Seated w/o problem. As long as you don't try the Carnival approach (tuxedo printed on a T-shirt), you should be OK.
  3. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    Hi Paul. You'd still be within Celebrity's formal attire, as described on their Web site (Packing) to include "Tuxedo, suit or dinner jacket with slacks." (Of course, who really has a dinner jacket these days? I can't imagine they mean the traditional definition...)

    Enjoy your cruise! I'm jealous...
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2011
  4. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    I love to see a man in a TUX no matter how old he is --- sex appeal
  5. George C

    George C Well-Known Member

    I am 62 and still enjoy wearing my Tux, ( on 3rd TUX since 1980's ), but there is nothing wrong with a nice sports jackets , its your vacation.
  6. BSeabob

    BSeabob Reinststed due to good behavior-Subject to change Staff Member

    Yes I have done that on X on two occasions because of travel restrictions on items carried and I didn't carre to rent a tux. No problem. Fit in just fine.
  7. bob

    bob Chief Engineer Staff Member

    But then Bsea you would fit in between a rock and a hard place fine.........................OK depends on the rock.

    I stopped with the tux three or four years ago, if they don't like my sport coat, I'll have them take my dining tip off for the day and I will eat in the cabin. Guinness, At our age we've got nothing to apologize for.........
  8. randy

    randy Well-Known Member

    Celebrity used to have three "levels" of suggested attire; casual (slacks and collared shirt), informal (sports coat, slacks and tie) and formal (black tie). Since they've reduced that to two, you would be exactly average between formal and casual. You could wear your blazer and slacks and be slightly overdressed for casual (unless you are going to a 'casual' cocktail party in Newport!), slightly underdressed for formal. That way, you could really reduce your packing load--and if you wore the attire on board, just pack a couple of extra shirts and underwear and you are all set for the cruise--you could fit it in a carryon! Now THAT's a low-luggage footprint!
  9. Gramma Ann

    Gramma Ann Well-Known Member

    Oscar was politely told he had to bring a coat to the dining room even if he didn't wear it. This was Princess, so we didn't go to dinning room on formal nights. Celebrity says you can get meals delivered to your stateroom. It isn't possible to get him in formal attire the power chair gets in the way :biggrin:, so we don't bring one. sounds like we will have formal nights on the balcony:doubleup:.
  10. BSeabob

    BSeabob Reinststed due to good behavior-Subject to change Staff Member

    Celebrity will not give you the brush off like Princess did (in the past ?) Clean white shirt (and a bow tie on the power chair ?) will get you into any restaurant on X. (Some days to the horror of cruising snobs even less is fine ) But full meals delivered to the cabin can be nice also on a warm night of course.
  11. leonrdofan

    leonrdofan New Member

    Why not be courteous to your fellow passengers and be comfortable too? Dark blazer, matching slacks, white shirt and bowtie and nobody will notice you're not in a suit or tux. I do it all the time and nobody's ever called me on it.( On other nights you just wear the khaki slacks and the blazer looks like a blazer again )
  12. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    I do not care what folks wear on formal night as long as they do not wear jeans or shorts...

    If they look nice who cares

    I myself love to dress up
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011
  13. randy

    randy Well-Known Member

  14. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    Then yes, you do care! :biggrin:
  15. seatosky

    seatosky New Member

    I feel like it is ultimately up to the individual if they want to go all out with a tux or not. The cruise itself should not pressure people one way or another. Unless you are the type of person who is super social conscientious, then you have a problem. Good luck!
  16. clcruiser

    clcruiser New Member

    My dad would prefer a v neck sweater and collared shirt for dinner but he will break down and take a jacket with change of ties for our formal nights.

    Just curious, can you order lobster and duck l'orange for room service on formal nights?
  17. leonrdofan

    leonrdofan New Member

    If the idea is to comply with the rules and blend in with the least effort, why not a blue sport coat with blue slacks and a bowtie? No extra effort and you blend in enough not to spoil the pretty picture for those who care.

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