Tottie - Answered a Question by knowles (06 Jan 09 20:26)

Just back from the Ventura Xmas Cruise. In reply to your query, if it's a formal night you are expected to wear your formal attire for the remainder of the night. Have a great cruise, the food is delicious, I put on half a stone in two weeks.

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Sailbad the Sinner - replied to Tottie (11 Feb 09 01:00)

Knowles . You don't have to "wear them all night". PJs would be more appropriate in your cabin ;-).

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Cooke - Answered a Question by knowles (07 Jan 09 13:33)

You don't 'have' to do anything you don't want to. I suppose it depends what you are doing in the evening. If you are in the theater then probably stay dressed up, but in the pub, perhaps not. You can either take your cue from other guests or set a trend. I think jeans are never OK in the evening - but I'm very old fashioned. Have a lovely holiday, but one word of warning - cruises are addictive!

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knowles - replied to Cooke (07 Jan 09 16:27)

I hope they r addictive , thank u for ur comment , also thank u tottie from bradford. wont be taking jeans hope its too warm for em.

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Sleaford - replied to Cooke (10 Jan 09 14:33)

You have to dress according to the dress code for that particular night when in all public places, e.g.bars, casino, restaurants.While on the 0riana last July we went for a walk on deck and being a very warm night my hubby took of his jacket( it was a semi-formal night). We then decieded to go for a drink in Andersons Bar and after 15 minutes or so he was asked to put his jacket on, we had no problem with this-hubby just forgot that he had taken it off. We agree with you 100% cruises are very addictive, been on 3 cruises last year and booked for a med cruise in July and a month on 0ceana at Christmas/New Year.

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mumford - Answered a Question by knowles (08 Jan 09 16:32)

How refreshing to read about someone who loves dressing up and wants to abide by the cruising dress rules. We spend all year in jeans, sweatshirts and trainers. We have now got a lovely stock of dresses, DJs, shoes and all the paraphernalia that we need to go cruising. Hubby sweats in the restaurant in in his Dinner suit and bow tie. Wears it to the theatre and some of the bars later. But takes off his bow tie and loosens his collar for other places. This it what cruising is all about and even on Ventura, there are people who do abide by dress codes and long may it continue. Have a wonderful 1st. cruise.

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knowles - replied to mumford (08 Jan 09 18:47)

Thank u for that comment, me and my wife are a young couple and and dont get me wrong we wear jeans nearly everyday , cant wait to get suited and booted though. think u pay enough money to feel like u are in a different way of life if for only two weeks.

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Tim Eyre - Answered a Question by knowles (09 Jan 09 10:43)

Hi Mr Knowles. This one is easy - there's no need to be uncomfortable in your "Whistle" - Just cheat with your bow tie ! Let me explain - Wear your Tux all night, but when you go for a pint take your bow tie off (I assume like me, you will have a "clip-on"), open your top button or two and then get out a REAL bow tie (that is impossible to tie) and simply drape it around your neck and let it hang down ! My wife loves it. She thinks I look like the guy in these expensive aftershave adverts - if I managed to lose about 6 stone, trade in my 10-pack for a 6-pack, grew a new head of hair and looked more Italian !! Enjoy your first cruise my friend. All the best. Tim.

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knowles - replied to Tim Eyre (09 Jan 09 14:09)

You sound like my twin tim , and great idea will be doin that .thank u.

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Beveridge - Answered a Question by knowles (11 Feb 09 09:56)

Well done, take your tux n' tie and enjoy the night, you can as suggested loosen your tie and still feel smart, and once you are used to a bow tie you will forget that it is there although you will probably keep your jacket on as the air conditioning on P&O ships is now usually set quite cool. Enjoy your cruise.

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