"Formal" Dinners on Coral Princess

Apr 11th, 2014, 04:27 AM
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"Formal" Dinners on Coral Princess

What exactly is meant by formal dinners on Coral Princess Alaska cruises? Are ties required for men or just sport jacket with open collar? For women, are pants permitted for formal dining? And are there alternative evening dining options (buffets, cafés, etc.) if we want to stay casual? Thanks.
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Apr 12th, 2014, 06:17 AM
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Tie and jacket for men, yes. Pants for women, yes.
Any Business attire would work.

Alternatives: buffet, burger, pizza, room service, balcony dining if you have a balcony cabin. International cafe offers only light items (not dinner) and great desserts.

Formal night feature: champagne fountain at piazza/atrium.
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Apr 12th, 2014, 08:27 AM
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We sailed to Alaska on this ship about 5 years ago. "Formal" was definitely not formal - certainly when compared to warm water cruises and not anything like what appeared on-line or in glossy brochures. A jacket and tie for men was nice - but plenty of respectable looking guys without ties. Any dress, skirt and jacket or tailored pants with nice top seemed to work for women.

And during the day, weather-appropriate won out over stylish cruise wear. And the passengers seemed to be much more of an early-to-bed group - at midnight, when our son turned 21 - we had to search for an open bar to buy him his first legal drink.
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Apr 12th, 2014, 10:16 AM
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Thanks for tips....
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Apr 13th, 2014, 05:32 AM
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We were on the Coral Princess last year and we saw men without jackets during formal nights.
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