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Old 12-29-2004, 09:29 AM
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Is it required that you dress up or if you wanted to can you wear shorts for the entire cruise. Not really interested in a formal dinner. What else should we know about dress codes. This is our first Cruise. 10-15-2005 Western Caribbean. Labadee-Ochos Rios-Georgetown-Cozumel.
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Is it required that you dress up or if you wanted to can you wear shorts for the entire cruise. Not really interested in a formal dinner. What else should we know about dress codes. This is our first Cruise. 10-15-2005 Western Caribbean. Labadee-Ochos Rios-Georgetown-Cozumel.
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Shorts are pretty much not accepted after 6 pm on most cruise ships and the main dining room will not allow them in for dinner. I think about the only line that you could get away with wearing shorts the entire time would be NCL's Freestyle cruising or one of the more relaxed cruises, such as Windjammer.

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Old 12-29-2004, 12:57 PM
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Are you telling me that you cannot wear shorts anywhere on the ship after 6:00 or are you referring to the dining rooms. That seems a little bit formal to require pants on the entire ship in the evenings.
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Is this dress code for the teens also. What about Jeans. Do you have to wear some sort of dress pants?
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Hey, don't get mad at me...I am just the messenger...VBG. Actually, I never wear anything but shorts here in San Diego. The only time I wear real shoes is on a cruise, so I know where you are coming from.

Most cruise lines have adopted dress codes that they ask be observed. Royal Caribbean defines theirs as:

Formal - Tux or dark suit
Informal - coat and slacks (tie optional)
Casual - slacks and an open collar shirt.

They usually request that no one wear shorts in the public areas after 6 pm. There are usually 2 formal nights where everyone will be wearing suits and/or tuxedos, 1 (or more) informal where everyone will be wearing sport coats and slacks and the balance casual where everyone will be wearing slacks and shirts.

While you could wear shorts for the entire cruise, you would be missing many of the events on the cruise simply because of the way you are dressed. However, I see folks on every cruise wearing shorts in the evening, but it is rare to see shorts in the restaurants. Many families never dine in the restaurants but eat in the Windjammer Cafe the entire cruise and this would be an option.

Did your travel agent tell you about this?

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I am not mad at you or anyone. I was trying to get some information. I am not a bum but I am not much on dressing up either. I assume you cannot wear shorts in the windjammer in the evenings either. What about the broadway style shows or casino's. Is there a dress code for those areas. Thanks for the information.
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I was just kidding about getting mad. Generally, the dress code applies to all of the public areas. That would include the shows as well. But, once again, I have seen folks in shorts in the shows.

Here is how I somewhat beat the system. I am an early riser and always have breakfast in the Windjammer, in my shorts. I then use the pool area and then have lunch, in my shorts. The only time I wear pants is in the evening and then I dress to whatever the dress code is. It works out pretty well for me.

Your kids will have a more relaxed dress code, but will be expected to wear slacks for the main dining room, if they choose to dine there.

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Unless you like cold legs you will need long pants in the evening because the heat is turned off. The ship fills up with the cool air during the night time to help save on the cooling costs during the daytime.

It would be wise to take some long pants and maybe a few sweaters because the ships do not allow any of their showrooms or restaurants to get warm. These areas are freezing.
 
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