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Royal Caribbean Formal Night

5 minutes read • December 22nd, 2017
Many people going on their first cruise with Royal Caribbean International ask what a formal night means.

Royal Caribbean Formal Night

is a special occasion able to give you precious moments and make your voyage even more fascinating! We’d like to prove it and talk about the features of the cruise formal night on the Royal Caribbean ships!
royal caribbean formal night
Photo by: Roger Mommaerts/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

Cruise formal night means the night when the passengers put on their evening attire, and the cruise liner turns into the realm of elegance and dressiness. Gentlemen in tuxedos, ladies in cocktail dresses, polished shoes, jewelry, beautiful hairstyles – all of it make the atmosphere, dinner, conversations, and this evening absolutely incredible!

While preparing for your upcoming sailing with Royal Caribbean, what to pack for the formal night and how many formal nights on Royal Caribbean cruise you’ll have are among the most frequent questions arising when packing your bags. Let’s try to find answers to them!

When to expect the formal night on my cruise?
Royal Caribbean formal night schedule depends on many factors, such as length of your voyage, itinerary, etc. You can find all the details in your Cruise Compass upon boarding.

How many formal nights are there on each cruise?
The number of the formal nights on each cruise depends on its length:
• 3-, 4-, and 5-night sailings: 1 formal night
• 6- to 13-night sailings: 2 formal nights
• some 12-night European sailings, 14-night, and longer sailings: 3 formal nights

What are the features of the Royal Caribbean dress code for formal night?
Royal Caribbean dinner dress code for formal nights:
Allowed: tuxedos, shirts, suits and ties, cocktail dresses, skirt suits, ball gowns.
Forbidden: swimwear, T-shirts, jeans, tank tops, caps, casual shorts.
explorer of the seas formal night
Formal Night on Explorer of the Seas by slgckgc/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

By the way, one of the important parts of this evening is the acquaintance with the ship’s Captain. All the guests get together on the Promenade, drink champagne, listen to the Captain’s speech, talk to each other, and enjoy everything happening around. Most of them follow the Captains dinner dress code; however, you can also meet people in casual clothing.

How about several nice Royal Caribbean formal night photos and videos? We believe they will dispel all you doubt!
Pictures of cruise formal night dresses:
royal caribbean serenade of the seas formal nights
Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas formal nights by Derek Hatfield/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

royal caribbean mariner of the seas formal night
Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas formal night by Jon Johnson/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

royal caribbean allure of the seas formal nights
Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas formal nights by Derek Hatfield/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

royal caribbean liberty of the seas formal nights
Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas formal nights by davidgordillo/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

royal caribbean radiance of the seas formal night
Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas formal night by slgckgc/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

Video of the Royal Caribbean formal night dress code:
Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas formal nights by Aaron Braithwaite
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas formal nights by Viet Pham
Video by Anna Saccone
It’s time to add a couple of lovely stylish items to your Royal Caribbean packing list, isn’t it?! Don't miss your upcoming formal night because Royal Caribbean prepared so many surprises for you! By the way, it’s an excellent opportunity to take lovely cruise pictures!
rhapsody of the seas formal night
Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas formal night by Roger Mommaerts/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

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