For a 10n cruise the dress code is 2 formal nights, 2 semi-casual, and 6 casual night.
We have been on two RCI's ships, but neither was Navigator of the Seas. However, most RCI ships follow a similar code.
The number of nights that you are cruising will dictate how many of each type of evening apparrel: a 14 night cruise will typically have three nights formal (evening wear), two nights informal (semi-formal wear) and nine nights casual - but no jeans or trainers.
Many Americans dress far more casually than we do.
There are 3 different dining styles, the exact dates of each will be identified on the schedules you'll get in your cabin. The styles are formal, informal & casual. Formal is evening wear, informal is usually smart casual, and casual is exactly that - casual, but not swimwear.
There are three styles of dress for evenings: "casual", usually after embarkation and prior to disembarkation and often when a departure from a port is an evening one open neck sports shirts and slacks are generally worn by men and ladies similarly casual, the inappropriately named "informal" when the general view is that men should wear trousers, tie and jacket although the tie is often missed and occasionally the jacket for men and ladies wear dresses, smart trouser suits or skirts and blouses, anything you feel comfortable and dressy in and that you would wear to a smart reastaurant, and "formal" is generally a DJ or a tuxedo or a dark suit for men and long dresses or a longish skirt with a sparkly top or a cocktail dress and a bit of "bling". No shorts ever in the evenings in the restaurants and seldom if ever jeans. You'll find all this and more in the RCI brochure and on their website.....Ida Dow.
As on most cruise lines.
Evening dress is suggested in your daily events paper.
The number of formal evenings depend upon the length of your cruise and could be for, say 2 - 3 evenings on a 10 day cruise. Formal is either DJ or dark suit for gents and whatever evening finery the ladies prefer.
Informal evenings means a jacket and smart shirt/trousers for the gents but not necessarily a tie. The ladies can dress down a little here with maybe a cocktail dress or smart slacks.
Casual means shirt or polo shirt for the gents with smart trousers and the appropriate type of dress for the ladies.
Obviously no jeans or shorts for the dining room.
If you object to following the formalities, there is always the buffet restaurants which remain casual at all times, although you are expected to follow the suggested dress code for the theatre and 'up-market' bars in the evening.
You'll love Navigator, a very innovative ship.
We have been on many cruise ships the last cruise being Navigator of the seas in August 07 like some people say Formal being Jacket tie trousers or suit even dinner jacket bow tie for men this is at the own discretion of how a man wishes to dress. Ladies Evening dress short or long smart trousers blouse or a suit again how a woman wishes to dress and most important how comfortable you feel.Informal Casual, nights men trousers long/short sleeved shirt not sleeveless they dont like these in main restaurants on men. ladies skirt blouse dress, trousers although i wore a sleevless top and was not thrown out.The dress code is not as formal as it usesd to be although on P&O they think it is part of the parcel to a cruise so many dress up.But you have always the option to go to alternative dining areas like some people we met whose husband didn't own a suit and was not going to buy one just for the cruise.You can enjoy yourself whether or not you go to the formal nights or not.After the meal on Navigator alot of the people changed back into their casual wear. so it is entirely how you feel.