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Kettle - Answered a Question by speed (02 Feb 09 20:49)

It is always hot in Egypt even at night, so you won't need any heavy clothing. Your husband will need summer shirts and light trousers for the evening and, if his legs are OK, shorts and white teeshirt for day time. I am sure you will enjoy it, it's fantastic.

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Driscoll - replied to Kettle (03 Feb 09 11:46)

Always hot in Egypt even at night? We did this cruise last Feb, and went on the evening sound & light show at the pyramids. It was bitterly cold despite hats/coats/blankets/scarves, and everybody was frozen to the marrow. Also there was a biting wind most days, so I would certainly advise taking a range of clothing to cover all eventualities.

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morris - Answered a Question by speed (31 Jan 09 22:35)

There will be one formal night per week...most women wear cocktail type dresses...although there might be one or two in full length. I have actually worn black slinky trousers and a glittery top and not felt out of place. We've done this cruise twice and loved it!!

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speed - replied to morris (14 Feb 09 23:55)

Many thanks for all who have answered my question. we will certainly make the most of our holiday.

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North - Answered a Question by speed (01 Feb 09 20:59)

Your husband will need a minimum of a smart jacket,smart trousers and collared shirt and tie - a dinner suit with bow tie is worn by at least 60 % of the men on the one formal night and would be a better option if he has one. A few make do with a smart work suit with tie. Only 1 % go without a tie and look out of place. As for heat - it can be in the low to mid 70's in March in the Red Sea.

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Taylor - Answered a Question by speed (02 Feb 09 19:25)

We have done this cruise three times and will also be there again on the Spirit in March (26th). There is always one formal night with the Captain's Cocktail party providing an opportunity for guests to dress up. Many people do (ourselves included) and there are lots of tuxedos and ball gowns on show. There are however, many guests who wear 'less formal' attire and it's quite acceptable for men to wear lounge suits or trousers and shirt. For those who don't want all the glitz, dinner is also available in the Lido restaurant - a self service restaurant serving high quality food for 24 hours each day! Shorts, T Shirts, jeans, etc, are fully acceptable in the Lido. This is a great cruise with a good selection of trips, great weather and very calm seas. You'll love it but be warned.....you will probably end up addicted to cruising!!

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Taylor - Answered a Question by speed (03 Feb 09 09:41)

Yes they do have formal nights, about 70 % dress up, you may feel out of it if you are not dressed up. The cruise is very good, but beware of taking all day trips out they are very tireing. Also remember that some trips are in the mountains where it can be very cold. also cold at nights. The trip to the dead sea is a must, also atrip to the Pyramids at night in floodlight is a sight to sea(take a jumper but they do give out blankets there. We stayed an extra wek at Sharm El Shieck very good value all inclusive with Thomson.

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Jones - Answered a Question by speed (03 Feb 09 10:35)

A very effective compromise for men instead of wearing dinner jacket or even lounge suit is a black blazer with no badge and a bow tie with matching cummerbund. Worn with black trousers one looks as if one is in the full monty. The blazer and trousers can be used for other meals so the only extra to be packed is the bow tie and the cummerbund. It has worked well for me on all Thomson cruises.

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warburton - Answered a Question by speed (03 Feb 09 11:50)

I went on this cruise last year,. there was one formal night, i wore a long dress with a raggy hem, it was brown and gold, and i wore pretty sandles. some had on evening dresses, but most just wore pretty dresses. for the rest of the cruise, a nice skirt and top is fine,or trousers and glittery top. have a great time, we loved it.

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malloy - Answered a Question by speed (03 Feb 09 16:00)

Hi We cruised red sea magic last January. We never actually got off ship as we never go on the tours. (Too expensive and some are too long and tiring). Don't bother with Cairo. 10 hrs away from ship and armed guards on coach. There's plenty to do anyway. There is one formal night, usually when ship is at sea for a whole day and night. Get dressed up it's great. Lots of men in dinner suits, bow ties. Depending on how you feel, you can really dress up if you like, I don't think any lady can go "over the top" as that is the whole point of "The Captains night". For instance I wore black bustier, black evening trousers and dressed it up with diamonte choker and earrings and bracelet. Go all out. Ship is fab. Staff fantastic, evening shows excellent, but get there early for a seat, well worth it. Hope this helps. If you want to know anything else just e.mail me. No Probs. We've cruised on Celebration and Spirit 10-12 times. Fantastic every time.

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