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Author: egs

Joined: 2/11/2012
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July 07, 2012

I'll be going on the Best of Eastern Europe trip next month.  I'm wondering what type of clothing is suitable for this trip in August..  'Dressy' for the dinner at a home in Poland or cruise on the last evening?

Thanks, Elaine

Author: rwhansen

Joined: 3/5/2010
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July 07, 2012

On our Eastern Europe trip last year, the host wore jeans and the hostess, a house dress.  It was quite informal.  I would dress for the weather.

As for the weather, go on www.weather.com a few days before departing, do a 10-day forecast for the cities visited, and pack accordingly.  Even then, there is no certainty that the forecast will be correct, so be flexible.  We just returned from the Great Rivers of Europe cruise and the weather was much warmer than forecast from start to finish.

Finally, most people do not dress up for the Captain's dinner.  If your return to the ship is late, you may not have time.  If you do have time to clean up after the day's activity, don't feel that you must wear a coat, certainly not a tie, and for women, perhaps slacks and a nice top.

Author: pauline

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July 07, 2012

Which trip are you taking?  You say Best of Eastern Europe, but that's not a cruise.  In any case, I've taken both of them, and casual clothes are the norm.  Even for the home-hosted dinner on the Best of Eastern Europe or the Captain's dinner on a cruise.  Of course, there are always a couple of people who try to outdo everyone else.  But the most "dressed up" most of us do is a slightly nicer top with our slacks.

Author: egs

Joined: 2/11/2012
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July 09, 2012

Thanks to all for your input - my Best of Eastern Europe is just the land tour, so no 'captain's dinner' but we will be visiting a home in Poland for a meal and I didn't want to appear too casual or overdressed, for that matter.  So looking forward to the trip - it's my first with GCC.

E

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