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Taylor - Answered a Question by Ritchie (27 Nov 08 17:34)

I believe that you are sailing from Southampton so as you say your luggage allowance is unlimitted [fly cruises are limitted to [23kg].when you get your tickets P&O will advise you on the number of Formal Semi and Casual nights.P&O normally expect on 'Semi 'Nights Jackets[with or without ties to be worn].Your Black Dinner Suit is Fine for the Black and white.You should also expect a Caribbean Night fancy shirts etc [no jeans] .There may be a Country and Western night also. We have been on Aurora a few times all I can say you are starting with the best.

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Richard Richard Okill - Answered a Question by Ritchie (27 Nov 08 10:59)

Youre going to have a lovely time. We did Aurora for Christmas in the Caribbean two years ago. Like you I prefer many changes. Fortunately I wear the trousers and it is a standing joke in our house that I take double the clothing of Mrs O. Long sleeved shirt is acceptable on semi formal nights as you state and black or white shirt with opposite bow tie will be ver acceptable. Even better if you have a white tux wth a black shirt. Enjoy your cruise. Richard.

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tightwad - Answered a Question by Ritchie (27 Nov 08 15:03)

On semi-formal nights a short sleeved shirt will be the norm. formal nights a di or dark suit will be ok its amazing how much you can pack in a tesco carrier bag, after she who must be obeyed packs our two cases with her clothes to wear and might wear.not much left for me .pleased not the only one with this problem enjoy happy cruising .

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Dawes - Answered a Question by Ritchie (27 Nov 08 15:04)

We are also on this cruise for 22(!) nights. It's definitely easier for men - I just pack plenty of shirt changes for my husband! He only ever wears long sleeved shirts with his dinner suit, so on semi-formal, his shirts will have short sleeves. No weight limits on your packing, so my philosophy is - if you think you'll wear it, take it!! I am now unbearably excited, even though this is our fourth P & O cruise. It's our first Christmas away after many years of working, so it will be great. Perhaps we'll bump into each other. Relax and enjoy the anticipation of a wonderful time. Gwyn & Barrie Dawes.

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Ritchie - Answered a Question by Ritchie (28 Nov 08 11:11)

Thnx to you all for your helpful answers. It's re-assuring to learn that we have picked a good ship for our 1st cruise! For Gwyn Dawes - I hope we DO bump into you. We're booked in for Cabin B135 on the starboard side! Do give us a ring and we can meet up and compare notes? Mark Ritchie.

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Ferriday - Answered a Question by Ritchie (28 Nov 08 22:50)

We have just returned from a cruise to Caribbean on Aurora. On Semi Formal nights you were expected to wear Jacket especially if you were eating in the Dining Room. I would suggest taking two and an Evening Suit. Black and White evenings are easy for men as they just wear their evening suits. A white Tux is very acceptable and there are now far more men wearing them. Most evenings in the Caribbean are casual. It's a great ship - enjoy.

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Josie Hamnett - Answered a Question by Ritchie (08 Dec 08 09:49)

You havepicked an excellent ship for your first cruise.Auora is lovely,plenty of deck space and plenty of plenty of public rooms. Semi formal even in the Caribbean requies a jacket for men.The dining rooms are airconditioned so you should not be too hot. There are also a couple of laundretts on the ship with washing machines,tumble dryers and irons. So just pack what you need and get your other half in to the laundrett on sea days. We washed and dried all our "smalls" before we came home so there was one less job to do. Have a great holiday I am so envious. regards Josie .

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