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Old 03-23-2007, 04:34 PM
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looking for cruisers on the dawn from NYC to Miami. We are from Germany and first time on a NCL-Cruise
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Im November 2007 auf der Norwegian Dawn gab es einen deutschsprachigen Host, der sehr hilfsbereit war, telefonisch 24 Std. erreichbar war (haben wir nicht getestet). Für deutschsprachige Gäste gab es Einweisungen, Notfallübung, Informationsveranstaltungen (z.B. Procedere Auschecken) alles aus deutsch
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:50 AM
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We will be on the Dawn Oct 28 - Nov 11. What would you like to know. We have been on eight cruises.
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:19 PM
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Only 4 weeks to our dream .
What is recommended to wear on a freestyle cruise? Are there formal nights?
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:13 PM
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I do believe on this one there are two formal nights (if you want to attend). All of the restaurants (dining) you must wear collared shirts. No jeans are allowed in the better restaurants. Other than that - the buffets allow from jeans to bathing suits. The freestyle means you do not select a time to eat dinner as most cruise lines do.
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:24 PM
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NCL doesn't use the work "Formal" anymore when describing these nights, instead they call it "Dress Up or Not Nights".
NCL very recently changed their dress codes for all their restaurants. Nice "Jeans" are allowed now, except at one of the main restaurants.
Resort Casual attire, slacks and a collared shirt, even at the one restaurant that doesn't allow jeans, is always appropriate on NCL ships.

It's been my experence that less than 25% dress up semi-formally, ties and sport jackets on "Dress Up Night", less than 5% really dress up formally, meaning dinner jackets or tuxedos.

If you prefer to dress up to the nines, it's okay to pack and wear your best clothes. That's what "Dress Up Night" is all about. But my main point is, you don't have to if you don't wish to. And now, you don't have to pack slacks either, jeans are okay to, as long as you're willing to not dine at that one restaurant.

From NCL's FAQ:
http://www.ncl.com/nclweb/cruiser/cm...tml?pageId=FAQ

How should I dress for dinner?

Freestyle Cruising gives you the freedom to dress as you please – morning, noon and night.

Casual attire is perfect for all restaurants during the day -- Khakis, skirts, jeans, casual tops, shorts or whatever. Swimwear with a cover-up is fine at the buffet and outdoor restaurant.
For dinner, collared shirts and pants or nice jeans work for guys. Slacks or jeans, dresses, skirts and tops are perfect for women. But if you want to dress up and add a little glamour when you dine out, that’s OK too – we’ve reserved one restaurant each night just for that.
For kids 12 and under, nice shorts are appropriate in all restaurants at all times.
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:11 PM
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It is really all up to you and what you feel comfortable wearing. Formal nights are out and NCL goes by the term Dress Up Night - SAME THING!
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:33 PM
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thanks a lot for these infos.

@greatlife29: See you in New York and during the cruise.

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Old 10-25-2007, 02:20 PM
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On our last NCL and RCL cruises, we saw Jeans on Dress Up night....to some people, jeans are formal wear.....Resort casual is the way to go...nice blouse, slacks, sport coat (with a tie or without one)....not many wear tux's any more....so happy not to have to bring one:-)...
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:44 PM
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We went on the Dawn back in March. We liked the freestyle cruising...eating whenever, dressing however. It was fun! Our cruise was a production, though, since we hit storms and were only by the Carolinas when we should have been in the Caribbean in the first few days. Our ports got all screwed up, one of the motors on the boat was broken. It was a P.I.T.A to say the least. NCl didn't handle it the best way they could have, imo. The first few days on the ship were rough, and there wasn't much for us to do, seeming how the outsides were blocked off, the pools were emptied, etc. I think next time we go on a cruise, we'll be flying and leaving out of Florida. Not sure how I'll feel about leaving from NYC again. The buffet on the Dawn stunk, too. We only ate at it once or twice, and it was the same crap every time. Royal Caribbean had really tasty buffet food. The people on the Dawn were also pretty grumpy. We had a casino person pretty much tell us they would rather be in bed than deal to us, and some of the performers (Gabrielle and some guy) said some pretty rude things to us during their set-break. We complained, and never got a letter or anything back from NCL. But we still had an excellent time. Not sure what line we'll be going on in the next couple months. Have to figure that out!
 
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