Costume Poll Results and New Poll on Optional Formal Nights

The results of our survey on bringing costumes on a cruise are in:

Have you ever brought a costume on a cruise

* No, I have never brought a costume on a cruise. (70%, 37 Votes)
* Yes, back when they used to have a masquerade party or contest on many cruises. (11%, 6 Votes)
* Yes, I have for Halloween. (9%, 5 Votes)
* Yes, I sometimes pack something for a theme party. (6%, 3 Votes)
* Yes, and for all or more than one of the reasons listed. (4%, 2 Votes)
* Yes, I usually bring something for the talent show. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 53

You can see from the above results, with a full 70% of our voters never having taken a costume, only about 30% of our readers have ever taken a costume on a cruise. With the airlines continuing to charge for extra luggage, I suspect that the number of our readers bringing costumes for their next cruise may be even smaller than the 30% who have brought them on the cruise.

We have started a new poll today asking the question “What do you think of Optional Formal”. Once again I have tried to include many different options. Many different lines have different versions of what constitutes their version of “optional.” For some it means required for main dining and theater, but casual dress is acceptable in other venues. For some, like Regent, the “formal” dress is optional, but the minimum dress code is still pretty dressed up by most standards. Take a look at our new survey and let us know what you are thinking about the optional formal. Leave your comments about what your think the dress codes should and shouldn’t be.