I am watching "Cruising Do's and Don'ts" on the Travel Channel and they just showed a CD on Disney wearing an officer's uniform. I've not been on Disney cruises before so this was a surprise. On every cruise we've ever done, the CD was always in "civilian" attire.
As for the TV show - it is mostly a dressed up informercial for the major lines but it does have some good advice.
I've been on Disney three times and can't say I remember the CD wearing a uniform. However; it has been several years since I sailed on them. It looks out of place. Although, if I remember right, didn't Julie wear a uniform? Except on the formal nights when she wore her ***y dresses?
Yes, I wasn't thinking about evening wear; I was thinking about white pants and short sleeve shirts, like daytime wear. A blazer and tie would be much more comfortable AND practical than what he has on.
I guess fitting them out with uniforms are, among other reasons, cheaper for the cruise line.
I find it odd, though. I know a lot of cruise directors and almost all of them are terrific people, doing a great job. I'm all for the officer status and privileges, but in my eyes, they'll never be officers. Where's their certificate? Where's their advanced safety course?