Since you would only have to dress up in dinner jackets, etc on the Formal nights during the 12 days that you are actually on the QM2, which must only amount to about four times, and then only for a few hours in the evening. I don't really see what all the fuss is about. You will be free to dress as you wish whilst in your hotel in New York won't you? This means that you are talking about 4 nights out of 17 that you would be required to wear a suit, the rest of the time you can just dress smart/casual, so what's the problem? Happy cruising.
I'm not sure how long your holiday is but to me it looks like a twelve night one. Yes, you can eat elsewhere on the ship on formal nights or have room service in your cabin. I would certainly not like to dictate what you should wear in the evening but I wondered whether this is a joint decision, I just find it surprising that she would not like to wear a cocktail dress or something elegant to celebrate her fortieth. I know if mine came round again I wouldn't hesitate. Yours with the best intentions .. Ida.
Congratulations - you'll be celebrating!! how nice it would be to dress up formally (bow tie dinner shirt and jacket your wife could wear a very glamorous evening dress) have some lovely photographs taken of the two of you to capture your magical moments. Do just one formal evening. Have a great time.
.can you clarify something for me?
i have bought two dinner suits and am looking forward to "dressing up" however, i read that on NON formal nights, you do not need to wear a suit, so as such...if i do choose to wear one on NON formal nights, am i going to look silly? also, can you give me an example of NONE formal dress code, and what is allowed for lunch and breakfast (not keen on feeling i need to look SMART for breakfast) any info would be helpful to me
BTW i am staying in Princess suite grade (P1)
thanks - Mark.