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Old 11-08-2007, 08:03 AM
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On the first night, are men allowed in dining room wearing shorts (longer, belted type)?
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:56 AM
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The dining room rules say no. With that said, on our recent cruise to the Mexican Rivera, we saw shorts every night (even formal night). I never saw anyone turned away. They did allow shorts in Acapulco, but it was listed in the daily Capers and they made an announcement about it. They also made a daily announcement to please not wear shorts.
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Also note that on the first night they are very lax about dress since it is possible that all the luggage may not have been delivered. They don't want to penalize passengers because their luggage didn't arrive yet.
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Also note that on the first night they are very lax about dress since it is possible that all the luggage may not have been delivered. They don't want to penalize passengers because their luggage didn't arrive yet.
I wanted to add that I was "shocked" (and not a lot shocks me anymore) when the Maitre D' on the Victory turned away 3 young adult men in shorts ON EMBARKATION DAY. It was the late seating and it was about 12 degrees in New York that day...so I am guessing they did not wear shorts onto the ship. In the same breath I heard "and please do not return in blue jeans".



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Old 11-08-2007, 10:37 AM
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WOW! I've never seen that happen on embarkation day! I'd guess that given the temperature he assumed they must have received their luggage, but God help him if he did that to me and I had not received my luggage yet.

I guess he didn't get his tip from those guys!

I'm not condoning shorts in the dining room, but really, even on embarkation day?
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While I agree that on embarkation day some slack should be given, but at least this Maitre'd went by the rules. I'm assuming that for the remainder of the cruise he held to the no shorts/jeans rules then. I have seen too many allow them in at any time. The only time I understood this was on the Conquest where most of the passengers are from texas where jeans are formal wear.

I'm not against yound kids being allowed in with shorts or even jeans, but adults should be made to conform to the rules. If the maitre'd wants his dinning room to be eligent then having a bunch of people walking around in jeans and shorts is not going to work.
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As I said on the Spirit some wore shorts all the time. I know they had their luggage because we did see them in different dress at different times. On formal night the guy even wore a nice shirt and a not so nice pair of shorts and was allowed in.
The wording in the Capers says "suggested attire" The wording seams to give some slack for those not wanting to follow the rules. In Acapulco the Capers said "Shorts will be allowed to be worn ONLY for tonight".
I never saw the Maire D' enforce the rule.
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When we lived in Michigan, my husband a couple times "not thinking" left Florida in shorts to arrive back in freezing weather in Michigan. So I suppose it is possible those guys didn't have luggage yet. But there is always the buffet if they are turned away on embarkation day. I wish more Maitre'des would adhere to the rules.
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If you have a carry-on Bag, perhaps you could have an outfit to wear to dinner? That way you have no worries about having the right clothing. Just an idea.
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If you have a carry-on Bag, perhaps you could have an outfit to wear to dinner? That way you have no worries about having the right clothing. Just an idea.
This is probably the best idea IMO. My wife and I usually do this on our cruises just in case as our first cruise we were unprepared and didn't get our luggage until about 10:00pm.
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