The simple answer is that you dress smartly as if you were going out for an evening when you are in your home town. I may be a little old fashioned, even though I am only 49, but I always wear a jacket and tie in the evening when I am on a cruise, and go the whole hog and wear a dinner jacket on formal nights! My partner dresses likewise in a cocktail dress on informal nights and a ballgown with jewellery on formal ones. We can dress like slobs any night of the week at home if we wish, why should people want to do it on a luxury cruise with 5 course dinners, West End style shows and casinos at their beck and call? It really beats me! Dress to impress for Gods sake! That's what going on a cruise is all about to most people. Happy cruising.
Get real u boaring snob.
The cruise news which is the ships newspaper tells you what the dress code is every night- usually smart casual- dress trousers, shirt tie/no tie, women wear dress trousers, dress tops or dresses- anything they wish really, just like you would dress for a night out in a pub/club.
I have booked a last minute cruise on the Destiny starting on Thursday 4th September - I am fully intending to take smart trousers for the night-time , so does anyone feel there is a need to take jeans at all as it seems u cant wear them on a night-time? (thinking about the 20kg luggage restriction!).