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People Are Talking: Buffet vs. Main Dining Room on Formal Nights

We love sharing cruise memes (fun, funny and/or insightful images) on our Ship Mate app Facebook page. Recently, we posted this meme about dining choices on formal night. It elicited more discussion than we expected:

"I love formal night, I never get the chance to dress up as I lead a wonderfully casual life. I love seeing all the lovely dresses and suits and ties and the meals are always so fancy - it’s fantastic." - Kath Donnelly

"I prefer not to do formal night and eat at the buffet on those nights just out of respect for the people who love it and go all out, it's their cruise as well. There are options for whatever type of cruiser you are. We just love cruising." - Vivienne Vanderlinden

"Sadly dressing up is slowly becoming a thing of the past, it seems ripped clothing is the in thing. How sad that people don't want to look elegant, I can remember when we used to wear lovely long dresses just to go out to dinner. Times are changing!" - Christina Bawden

"Formal night is a chance to do something different, but it ruins the illusion of grandeur when others don't play along. I’d like to see venues for those who want to be formal and then have dress code enforced (only) in those places." - April Sirianni Bonner


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