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Wickins - Answered a Question by Hodgkinson (26 Feb 08 09:23)

No, but you could be the odd one out if you have dinner in the main restaurant. A few men wear suits, but in the main they wear a tux. Nearly all the women wear long or shorter evening dresses - it looks really lovely and elegant, well worth the dressing up. You could always dine in one of the other restaurants on the formal nights.

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Ida and Neil Down - Answered a Question by Hodgkinson (26 Feb 08 12:38)

No...but why go on that sort of ship and not fit in, you wouldn't go skiing in jeans and a sweatshirt would you?......Nei.

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Banner - Answered a Question by Hodgkinson (02 Mar 08 13:37)

Personally having been on the QE2 I would say you need to dress up in the evenings. Even if it's only a smart dress or a skirt and dressy blouse/top you need to look smart. On the formal evenings most women wore ball gowns or at least a very pretty formal dress (think weddings and your on the right track) At the time I was only 26 and thus found it difficult on the what to wear front but just invested in some dress and a few ball gowns (try TK Maxx they have stores throughout most of the UK, and you could nab yourself a gown for around £40-60 - bargain!!) We also have our 18month old with us at the time so it was quite amusing to see my husband in a tux, me in a gown pushing a pram onboard!! But Cunard is a glamourous line so you should make the effort (or feel a little out of place) In saying that if you were to choose to eat each evening in the buffet style restaurant I think that's less formal but then you're paying the money so you should eat in the restaurants as the food and service is out of this world.

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