Normally in the Caribbean P&O do not have Semi Formal [ie Jacket and Tie] Nights but you will be advised before travelling.
Regarding 'Select' Dining' in the The White Room etc whatever the dress code on that particular evening will be appropriate.
After writing my first reply to your query regarding Dress Code I have looked in to the question further.
As we will be travelling on Ventura just before yourgoodslves we have already received our travel documents.I can confirm that their will be 4 Formal and 10 Smart Casual.There will also be an 80s and 90s pop party night 60s and 70s nightfever party and a pirates deck party [heaven help us] plus the usual Black and White.
Just read your comment on the party nights .we are going on ventura 16th jan 09 and totally agree (heaven help us) butlins at sea .
We thought the same but the Pirates party on deck was surprisingly good, with the theatre group taking part, although a bit chilly in the Med. Should be fine in the Carribean.
As much as I am in favour of dress codes & their compliance I think the Semi Formal (i.e. jacket req.) is all but defunct on most lines now. I would never bother packing a jacket for the Caribbean, other than a DJ.....Wilba.
Just come back from Ventura caribbean cruise. Semi formal just means trousers and a shirt.
Cruise with po alot semi formal from southhampton is suites but in the carib its just shirt and trousers have a great time you will love it .
Just come back on the 19th Dec on the Ventura. Formal night was the usual stuff the rest of the evening a shirt and trouaer would be fine,no need for a suite. I would advice you to take a hacksaw instead to cut the steak if you are going to order one, it was the toughness meat I have ever encounter. The breakfast menu never change in the selfservice restaurant for 14 days, so be prepare for some of the most boring food you will be served. THE REST OF THE CRUISE WAS VERY GOOD BUT FORGET THE FOOD!
Hello there, first of all merrry christmas.We travelled in October to Barbados on the Ventura.Semi formal does mean a jacket and formal a smart suit or tuxedo casual means shirt and trousers no tie.We are great ones for cruising and love all the dressing up in posh frocks and tuxedo's but found there was a different clientelle than on previous ships.The attitude to dressing by the different clientelle was anything goes, not many people made much of an effort.regards kathy.
Hi iwe travelled in october barbados we found smart suit or tux for formal nights we dined in the saffron everyone wore appropriate dress allthough freedom dining was more relaxed,casual shirt trousers on other nights we found most dressed as per evening code.