Subject: Dave - Booking shore excursions
Hi Dave, we have booked cruise shore excursions after we docked, but there's one thing to keep in mind. If your tour doesn't get you back to the ship in time, it will leave without you, and you're just plain out of luck. Our bus in Alaska did break down - far far away from the dock. We made it ok, but it gave us pause.

About dressing up. You'll see every kind of dress at formal night. There were very few tuxedos, mostly suits for the men, and as you said yourself, women can get away with anything. We got a chuckle out of seeing a fellow enter the dining room on formal night, wearing a white tuxedo jacket with red cumberbund, and the man who followed him had on a brightly striped short sleeved T-shirt. Everything was fine.