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How many formal and theme nights are there on my cruise?

The number of formal nights you can expect on a cruise depends on the duration of your cruise.

Most men opt to wear either a dinner jacket, or dark suit and tie. Ladies are often seen looking fabulous in anything from a cocktail-style dress to a full-length ball gown.

All Fred. Olsen cruise ships feature a casual dining experience for those guests who do not wish to join the formal evenings. Dress code for these restaurants is smart casual every evening. These restaurants are The View Restaurant (Bolette and Borealis) and Palms Café (Braemar and Balmoral)

The exact number, including any theme nights, will be advised on your cruise ticket. The table below provides a rough guide to the number of formal nights you can expect to enjoy on your cruise.

3 nights or lessSmart casual throughout
3 – 4 nightsCaptain’s Welcome Party, but no formal nights
5 – 6 nightsCaptain’s Welcome Party + 1x formal night
7- 12 nightsCaptain’s Welcome Party + 2x formal nights
13- 20 nightsCaptain’s Welcome Party + 3x formal nights
22 nights +Captain’s Welcome Party + 1x formal night each week

Please refer to your booking for full information on the number of formal and specific theme nights on your cruise. The theme nights are entirely optional, but the majority of guests choose to participate.

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