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Formal Night

by Meghann on October 10, 2011

We make this cruise look good. πŸ˜‰


Formal night is my favorite night of any cruise. Who doesn’t like dressing up and enjoying a fancy meal? I know I do!

Before getting all fancy, we enjoyed the sun just a tad bit longer.



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Pre-prep ice cream was a given.


Not the best ice cream ever, but it was cold and refreshing. πŸ™‚


Then it was time to get all fancy

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I told you we make this cruise look good. πŸ˜‰

I thought there would be free cocktails (aren’t there usually free cocktails on formal nights?!), but it turns out they only had $1 off drink specials. Boo.

So, we enjoyed out $$ cocktails while watching football in the lounge.

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I had a Blue Moon and enjoyed every sip.


I told Derek we don’t look this good every night, so we had to take advantage with LOTS of photos.

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He was a good sport about it too. πŸ˜‰

Our formal dinner started with a glass of the leftover wine from the previous night. There was just enough for each of us to have a generous glass with our meals.


French bread x2 (I was HUNGRY)


My first starter was the pumpkin soup. The chicken stock base gave the soup a very meaty taste that I wasn’t too big of a fan of with the pumpkin.


My second starter was the alligator fritters. Nothing like alligator fritters to make me feel like I’m back in good ole Florida. Yum.


It wouldn’t be formal night without LOBSTER! Our whole table enjoyed every buttery bite (a couple of people even asked for two!)


Derek enjoyed the lobster, then moved on to the prime rib. He was a happy boy. πŸ™‚


Dancing time!


Our waiters serenaded us with ‘It’s Amore” before moving on to dessert.


Speaking of dessert…. Bread pudding?!?! YES, PLEASE!! πŸ™‚


I left So. Full. I could only manage half of my dessert, but polished off everything else. It would a good evening for food on the ship.


For the second night in a row Derek and I peaced out on the evening activities and were fast asleep by 10:30pm. We decided we’re here to relax and there’s no point trying to force ourselves to stay up and party when all we want to sleep. Sleep is good. πŸ™‚  

1 Heidi October 10, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Very cute dress! Where is it from?

2 Britt @ Run with Britt October 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Love that dress!! Where is it from? Y’all make a very good looking couple. πŸ™‚
I have been on one cruise and by far formal night was my favorite.
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3 allison @ thesundayflog October 10, 2011 at 5:25 pm

ahhh i love these recaps! formal nights were the best. and i am ashamed to admit i ate my body weight in frozen yogurt during our cruise. i probably had 3 servings a day, everyday! hahah whooooops
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4 Hillary October 10, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Two orders of lobster?
Now that’s what I call vacation.
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5 Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run October 10, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Really like the dress/necklace combo! And Derek cleans up pretty nice over there too. πŸ™‚

But in bed by 10:30 two nights in a row? That’s gotta be breaking some type of Cruise Law, right? Hee.
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6 Shanna, Like Banana October 10, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Ow ow! Hot! Love the turquoise / orange combo!
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7 kirsten October 10, 2011 at 5:41 pm

You guys look great, love the dress!

8 Heather @ Side of Sneakers October 10, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Ahh I LOVE the orange + blue combo! So fun & perfect for a cruise (which I’m pretty jealous of, by the way.;))

9 Army Amy* October 10, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Y’all look so cute!*
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10 Laura October 10, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Orange and turquoise… LOVEEEE!
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11 Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups October 10, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Formal night is the best! You two look so great! I’m jealous of your lobster dinner. The food is always my favorite part of any cruise.
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12 Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 10, 2011 at 5:53 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE that necklace / earrings combo!!!
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13 kathleen @ the daily crumb October 10, 2011 at 6:19 pm

loving the orange and blue combo!!

is it just me or is anyone else waiting for a proposal?!
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14 Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) October 10, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I love that orange dress!!! I forget- where’d you say it’s from? And alligator fritters?! Holy moly.. that’s a lot for this yankee to handle. πŸ˜‰
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15 amanda October 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I am going on a carnival cruise in a month! I cant wait to try their new menu! Make sure to try their strawberry fro yo- they don’t have it everyday so keep checking the soft serve machines it is soooooo good!

16 Courtney @ The Petite AthlEAT October 10, 2011 at 6:36 pm

I can’t stop going ON and ON and ON about your dress! Oh em gee! You’ve been officially “pinned” to my Style board on Pinterest. That turquoise and orange is fantastic!!
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17 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 10, 2011 at 6:43 pm

oh geez, I have been craving bread pudding!!! I’m glad you all are having such a great time!
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18 katie October 10, 2011 at 7:37 pm

You look so pretty! Love the orange dress and blue jewelry to go with it!!!!

The cruise I bet is amazing! Im jealous ; )

Enjoy the vacation!!!

19 Sana October 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm

You two look adorable! Do you get seasick? I could never go on a cruise!
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20 Lauren October 10, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Formal nights were always my favorite nights on the cruise too! But how lousy is it that they make you pay a butt load for drinks!! I want an all inclusive cruise..then I’d really get my money’s worth. πŸ™‚
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21 Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 10, 2011 at 8:43 pm

You’re beautiful! Looks like a fun time. πŸ™‚ Enjoy your night!
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22 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 10, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I LOVE your necklace and earrings. SOO great! You look super pretty!

And your food looks totally delish. I so want a vacation. Like right NOW! hah.
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23 Hilary October 10, 2011 at 9:15 pm

love the outfit! where is the necklace from??

24 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun October 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm

That orange and turqoise combo is gorgeous on you!!! And I love formal nights too. Glad you’re having so much fun!
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25 Christie October 10, 2011 at 9:22 pm

You look stunning! Beautiful makeup, and dress/necklace combo! Love it πŸ™‚
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26 Lauren October 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Orange is a great shade on you! Super cute dress. Enjoy the rest of your vacay!
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27 Christina @ Just Running October 10, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I’m glad to hear your ice cream was cold!

It looks like you guys are having a blast. The four pictures of you guys making faces are great. You should frame them just the way you have them arranged!
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28 Corey @ Learning Patience October 10, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I can’t wait for the lobster!!!! soooo excited! LOVE your orange dress!
xoxo from Trinidad
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29 Prathiba October 10, 2011 at 10:30 pm

you guys look so cute! also, i love your dress. you’ve worn this before right? from HLS or something?
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30 Glamorous Newlywed October 10, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Ya’ll look adorable! Love your jewelry πŸ™‚
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31 Katie October 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Cute outfit!!! I love the orange and turquoise! Good colors for you!
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32 Jess@atasteofconfidence October 10, 2011 at 11:37 pm

You look great! Love the dress and color!
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33 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 10, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Sleep IS good and you guys DO make the ship look good! Fancy that! πŸ˜‰
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34 Ari @ Ari's Menu October 10, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I love that dress!! Orange is the perfect color for you!
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35 Anne @strawberryjampackedlife October 11, 2011 at 12:09 am

With that big jewelry you remind me of Wilma Flintstone! πŸ˜€ Love the bright colors though.

36 Ali @ Ali Runs October 11, 2011 at 7:20 am

Blue Moon is my favorite beer! I just tried their Pumpkin Harvest Ale and that was also delicious! Highly recommend it! πŸ™‚ Enjoy the rest of your vacation!
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37 Hope October 11, 2011 at 8:17 am

You and Derek look so cute together! πŸ™‚ I love the orange/torqouise color combo! So pretty!

Dinner looks fabulous! I wouldn’t mind having a lobster tail for dinner!
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38 Sarah October 11, 2011 at 9:10 am

You look stunning, Meghann! Love the bright orange dress with the turquoise jewelry. Just beautiful!
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39 Halley (Blunder Construction) October 11, 2011 at 9:18 am

Love the orange + turquoise, such a smart look and perfect for the fall season!

40 Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine October 11, 2011 at 9:47 am

Looks like so much fun. πŸ™‚ You guys look great—love the dress!
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41 Cait's Plate October 11, 2011 at 9:52 am

AH!! You look SO cute!! I love that entire outfit! Blue and orange are such a cute color combo πŸ™‚ Love the hair too!

You two clean up nicely πŸ˜‰
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42 Katie October 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Love your outfit: orange and blue, Go Gators! Sorry, I couldn’t help it πŸ˜‰ Dinner looks delish!

43 Danielle October 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Those are great colors for you, girl! Great pics of you and Derek! Glad you’re enjoying your vacation… you deserve it!

44 Nicole October 12, 2011 at 12:03 am

The food looks amazing! I must talk my hubby into a cruise!
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45 Katie October 12, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I always love formal nights on cruises! That and the unlimited food…which can get you in trouble but is oh so nice (I love being able to try new things with no fear; you can always order something else!). My husband would have been on lobster #3 or 4…he’s a freak for it!
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46 Sophie October 18, 2011 at 7:12 pm

You look beautiful – I love the dress, the orange really suits you!
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