Freemantle - Answered a Question by bottrill (31 Oct 08 15:24)

Some women will be in long dresses and some will be in floaty trousers with glitzy tops. I usually wear a long dress on one formal evening and then floaty chiffon type trousers with glitzy top, or camisole and evening jacket on another. Either choice is acceptable. On informal evenings the women are usually in either cocktail dresses, dresses with strappy tops or again trousers with evening top. On smart casual evenings the women still tend to be dressy - the sort of thing you would wear to a meal in a very smart restaurant. Hope this helps. I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Turner - Answered a Question by bottrill (31 Oct 08 18:16)

If you are worried about the cost. Some Charity Shops (Barnados) sell new evening dresses at this time of the year at a fraction of department shop prices. Don't go with things with lots of beads if its a fly cruise they are very heavy. Do think about the weight. One long black skirt and a change of tops works well, and takes up less room cabins are small compared to hotel rooms.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
didlick - Answered a Question by bottrill (01 Nov 08 17:53)

If your a trouser person just stick to trousers and a nice top, if you got good legs were a short skirt or dress, if you prefer long skirts/dresses go with those. I've generally found that as long as you look tidy it's all OK! My boyfriend on the other hand curses as he's actually been told he can't go into the restuarant without the proper attire on a formal night, I was wearing a pair of black trousers, sandals and a sparkly top. Hope this helps!

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Clayton - Answered a Question by bottrill (01 Nov 08 23:41)

No you do not have to wear long dress on formal night just an evening dress long or short your choice. our first cruise was last year on the P&O Oceana and I just took all short evening wear. There are all kinds of dress, trousers skirts long and short dresses, all kinds and colours except black and white night. don't worry. enjoy. Beryl. Birmingham.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Stockton - Answered a Question by bottrill (02 Nov 08 23:02)

My Husband and myself are looking forward to our first ever Cruise on the Ventura (Early April 2009. )Both in our seventy's ,I was very ill in 2007 and although quite well now have to use a Mobility Scooter. Our Daughters would like to come on to the Liner with us for a short while to help us settle in our Cabin. I have tried to assure them that this would not be allowed. However thought I would enquire to find out if anyone knows different.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Barbara Hopley's blog

Do you need protection?

By Barbara Hopley

You may think ‘What is she on about?’Well let me explain….I have friends, family & even some customers who book their own holidays online then something goes wrong and what do they do – come to me for advice or help.I will help anyone but as a Travel Agent this is the worst thing that can happen as firstly, they didn’t book with me, secondly, they then want my help to sort out whatever issue there is.I can give so many examples of this, so here are a few:-Boo...

Read More

Feb 15 2017 05:59:03:000PM


Ships Collide !

By Richard Smith

Richard Smith's blog

Watch this video on YouTube.I was shocked earlier this week to read a story of the new Seabourn Encore ship colliding with another ship.It turns out that the collision was minor and thankfully no-one was hurt but what left me wondering was how something like this could happen in the first place.The new ship was docked in Timaru, New Zealand at the time and was actually delayed in departure due to the strong winds there. The ship ended up breaking it’s moorings due to the strong winds an...

Read More

Feb 16 2017 07:57:41:000PM

Brilliant News For Solo Travellers!

By Michelle Fennelly

Michelle Fennelly's blog

As a single traveller the majority of cruise liners will charge at least 100% supplement on a twin berth cabin for sole occupancy; this is actually double the price which in my view it is just ridiculous. It isnt fair and its not acceptable and its about time most cruise liners understood that a lot of their guests do travel alone.Well my good news is that Fred Olsen are doing special offers for solo travellers, eventually a cruise liner that has listened to their guests.The deal Fred Olsen a...

Read More

Feb 16 2017 08:50:12:000PM