If this is your first cruise the formal night attire may be on your mind.
What is formal? Well, on Royal Caribbean you'll find there is a huge variation in what is worn that night. My rule of thumb - if you could wear it to a wedding, it's formal enough. Now this is one of the few times you could pull out the sequins or put in some extra hours in your favorite cocktail dress, so if you want to go all out and dress to the nines - this is your chance!
Some things to keep in mind:
We always have a group photo taken on the first formal night, which is the first full day at sea.
On a 7 night cruise there are 2 formal nights.
Wear shoes that are dressy but still comfortable - there is a lot of walking on the ship and you don't want to ruin the fun with painful shoes.
For whatever reason, I guess because cruise lines think cowboys rule Texas, cruises sailing out of Galveston have a more relaxed dress code. So don't stress about what to wear!
And finally, on formal night - we'll be more interested in your jewelry than your outfit!
(Touch of Russian Elegance Necklace by Beverly Herman - tutorial available in her Etsy shop.)