Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-23-2009, 07:23 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 38
Default
We're wondering if they turn people away for not wearing full formal wear to the formal night dinner. If we dress up, but not 'formally'...
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-23-2009, 09:24 AM
penny3333's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 10,601
Default
On formal nights you will see everything from tuxedos and gowns, to pants suits and jacket and tie. They will not allow flip flops and shorts. I've even seen men just wearing dress shirts with no ties or jackets. Just wear something you would to a nice restaurant and you should be fine.
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-25-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 206
Default
Hi Teal,

I do not think that RCCL would turn you away if you were not wearing a suit and tie. They will as Penny said turn you away or suggest you eat at another venue if you are wearing shorts, flip flops and the like. I have seen many people wear simply white or dark shirt and a pair of dark pants. No problem there. If you are trying to save space in luggage I would suggest black shirt and black dress pants and you will be covered for true formal and then semi formal nights and you will also look spiffy attending any of the nightly events at the clubs. I have mentioned many times before in various posts that dressing up can be an adventure and is fun. Why not take advantage of it.
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2009, 11:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 226
Default
We just got off a 2 week trip on the Vision. On formal nights we had people wearing Hawaiian shirts, sandals, and jeans. Nobody from RCI objected. I suspect that you could wear (within limits)casual clothes to any formal dinner.
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2009, 03:05 PM
Sonny V's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Racine, Wisconsin
Posts: 4,903
Default
In my opinion - wearing sandals on a formal night would be crossing the line. Someone wearing sandals shouldn't be allowed in the main dining room. There's always some one that's defiant.

Sonny
__________________
Sonny
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2009, 03:18 PM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,742
Default
While I agree totally that Hawaiian shirts and sandals are bad ideas on formal nights, I was stunned recently at how much some of those shirts can cost. There is a shop in Honolulu that sells vintage Hawaiian shirts. Tony Bourdain bought one on the show and paid $3000 for one shirt. The owner of the shop said Jimmy Buffet was a regular and had recently paid $4000 for a shirt.
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2009, 04:05 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,009
Default
I saw that too and thought it was absolutely absurd. Those guys just have more money than they know what to do with. A $25, $30 Hawaiian shirt with nice dress pants can look very nice. But sandals...tacky.
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2009, 04:12 PM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,742
Default
Yes, on casual nights for warm weather cruises I am often wearing a nice Hawaiian shirt and slacks, along with some loafers. It is a good look and it suits me well - and I think it is perfectly acceptable for a casual night in the Caribbean. Not so on a formal night.

Men generally shouldn't wear sandals except during the day or around the pool.
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2009, 08:45 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Posts: 11,612
Default
Hawaiian shirts and sandals on formal night?

I think they should have directed them to the Lido Luau. At the minimum men should wear dress shirts and slacks with real shoes.

Not to drift too much here, but since the cost of Hawaiian shirts was mentioned. When Tommy Bahama's opened here last year I was lucky enough to have received a $50 gift certificate to try out the restaurant or use for merchandise. I figured I'd use it for a nice Hawaiian shirt for my cruise to wear on a casual night. Wrong! It might have gotten me half of a shirt if it was on sale.

Dwayne
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2009, 09:36 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,009
Default
Sam's Club and Costco actually has very nice Hawaiian shirts for about $20. And to get back on track they can be worn on a cruise with a nice pair of slacks.
 
Closed Thread

Tags
anthony, bourdain, caribbean, cruise, diningwhat, dress, formal, hawaiian, paid, royal, sandals, shirt, shirts, tony, wear, wearing

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Formal wear? kmathi All Other Cruise Lines 3 12-14-2009 08:08 AM
formal wear on Princess BritChris Princess Cruises 15 12-08-2009 06:00 AM
Formal wear 007Linda Carnival Cruise Line 15 02-17-2008 09:03 PM
Formal Wear? BHSE Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 7 11-08-2007 12:02 PM
Formal wear oceangirl1966 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 6 10-30-2006 05:49 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:28 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2