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Celebrity dress code

Discussion in 'Celebrity Cruises' started by Frank Black, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. Frank Black

    Frank Black Guest

    It's been a while since I have sailed Celebrity. I am on the Mercury in April. I was on RCCL in August. RCCL had only Formal and then casual or resort casual. Jacket were optional on resort casual days. Not just tie optional. What is the latest dress codes. Is 11 days only two formal nights?
     
  2. BSeabob

    BSeabob Guest

    Nothing has changed on X Frank. I'm not sure on 11 nighters though likely will be three formal I think.
     
  3. Ted_D

    Ted_D Guest

    Eleven nighters definitely have three formal nights.

    And, BSeabob is right. Celebrity continues to have formal, semi-formal, and casual nights. Jacket and tie are the norm for semi-formal, though you'll see a few gentlemen with jackets only and a hand-full with neither jacket or tie.

    Enjoy your cruise.

    Ted
     
  4. Cruizer

    Cruizer Guest

    I found this on the Celebrity web site ...

    Eveningwear should be planned for according to the following evening dress schedule:

    Cruise Length Casual Informal Formal
    5 Night 2 2 1
    6 Night 3 2 1
    7 Night 3 2 2
    8 Night 3 3 2
    9 Night 4 2 3
    10 Night 5 2 3
    11 Night 5 3 3
    12 Night 6 3 3
    13 Night 7 3 3
    14 Night 7 4 3
    15 Night 8 4 3
     
  5. Karin

    Karin Guest

    Go with what makes you most comfortable and don't worry about it. You are on vacation!
     
  6. Lisa63

    Lisa63 Guest

    One thing I noticed while on Infinity last week is that nearly all passengers dressed for the evening, not just for dinner. Those who dressed very casually certainly stuck out. Even on the first night, a casual night, most passengers were dressed business casual. So, this is one aspect of Celebrity that has not changed since my prior cruise on the line 10 years ago.

    Also, although both the Web site and our documents indicated 2 informal nights for our cruise (in addition to 3 casual and 2 formal), our actual cruise had just 1 informal night, 4 casual nights, and 2 formal nights.
     
  7. daysatsea

    daysatsea Guest

    [quote Lisa63]One thing I noticed while on Infinity last week is that nearly all passengers dressed for the evening, not just for dinner. Those who dressed very casually certainly stuck out. Even on the first night, a casual night, most passengers were dressed business casual. So, this is one aspect of Celebrity that has not changed since my prior cruise on the line 10 years ago.[/quote]

    I can believe that. According to the daily, the dress code is to be observed in public areas throughout the ship throughout the evening. The only exception is for the casual dining boulevard (pool deck).
     
  8. Lisa63

    Lisa63 Guest

    daysatsea, other lines make the same request, only a good number of pax still change after dinner, per my observations. It was refreshing to see pax actually pay attention.
     
  9. AJ coast

    AJ coast Guest

    Dress code on Celebrity, unlike RCL, is quite strict. It's conspicuously enforced the the dining and the entertainment areas during appropriate evenings.l
     
  10. AJ coast

    AJ coast Guest

    Dress code on Celebrity, unlike RCL, is quite strict. It's conspicuously enforced the the dining and the entertainment areas during appropriate evenings.l
     
  11. bonbon663

    bonbon663 Guest

    I'm new to cruising, and will be taking my first cruise this July. I think I've got a handle on all the various manners of dress, except for the first night. So, is it appropriate to wear what you travelled in, or do I need to plan on another outfit for that day also?

    Thank you
     
  12. Ted_D

    Ted_D Guest

    Bonbon,

    Dress on the first evening is casual. You can dress almost anyway you please for dinner that night, with a few exceptions. You will not be allowed to wear jeans or shorts into the dining room for dinner. Many people will, in fact, wear their travel clothes to dinner that evening. Others want to change out of them. Nobody will know or care which you do.

    Have a great cruise!

    Ted
     
  13. Frank Black

    Frank Black Guest

    I believe you can wear jeans the first night and no one will bother you, especially if you have early dinner. Since you never know when your bags will arrive, I always try to pack a change of pants and a shirt in my carry on bags.
     
  14. Sorry, but dress codes are there to create an ambience. There are so many cruiselines to choose from, and each markets themselves to a different market segment. People choose certain cruise lines for their ambience, and it is an act of self-respect as well as respect for others when you abide by the dress code of the line you CHOOSE to sail.

    If you feel compelled to act selfishly on a cruise with that philosophy, then at least research the various cruiselines and find one that is more closely aligned to your dress (or lack therof) philosophy, and don't inflict it on a shipful of people who are on a ship that markets itself otherwise.

    JMHO
     
  15. [quote Karin]Go with what makes you most comfortable and don't worry about it. You are on vacation![/quote]

    Sorry, but dress codes are there to create an ambience. There are so many cruiselines to choose from, and each markets themselves to a different market segment. People choose certain cruise lines for their ambience, and it is an act of self-respect as well as respect for others when you abide by the dress code of the line you CHOOSE to sail.

    If you feel compelled to act selfishly on a cruise with that philosophy, then at least research the various cruiselines and find one that is more closely aligned to your dress (or lack therof) philosophy, and don't inflict it on a shipful of people who are on a ship that markets itself otherwise.

    JMHO
     
  16. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Sorry Karin...
    Celebrity retains many of its loyal passengers because folks adhere to the dress code.

    If you are going to the most expense restaurant in town, do you use the same logic, it's your money, you are paying for the dinner so wear your gardening clothes?

    No, it has become far too matter-of-fact that folks fail to adhere to a simple civil standard.

    Not trying to be mean, just expressing my opinion, which jst happens to differ from yours
     
  17. Cruizer

    Cruizer Guest

    [quote Jim]Sorry Karin...
    Celebrity retains many of its loyal passengers because folks adhere to the dress code.

    If you are going to the most expense restaurant in town, do you use the same logic, it's your money, you are paying for the dinner so wear your gardening clothes?

    No, it has become far too matter-of-fact that folks fail to adhere to a simple civil standard.

    Not trying to be mean, just expressing my opinion, which jst happens to differ from yours[/quote]

    While not addressing the dress code on the ship, as far as land based restaurants, I have never been refused entry to any, and it has been my experience that as long as I pay my bill, they are happy. Usually the nicer restaurants have a better wait staff, which usuall means better service, which usually results in a nicer tip. Pay the bill and leave a nice tip and they seem to be very happy (of course that could also be because I am leaving).
     
  18. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Cruizer.

    You do know how to put together a phrase!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting that big smile on my face!

    You are a wordsmith!

    Tried to not get one of those "nasty" things other boards get into, and your words sure kept the note perfect. I have gone to restaurants where, if you show up without a jacket or tie, they "lend" you one..that was all I was trying ot point out. Just hope no one took offense...
     
  19. daysatsea

    daysatsea Guest

    [quote Cruizer]
    While not addressing the dress code on the ship, as far as land based restaurants, I have never been refused entry to any, and it has been my experience that as long as I pay my bill, they are happy. Usually the nicer restaurants have a better wait staff, which usuall means better service, which usually results in a nicer tip. Pay the bill and leave a nice tip and they seem to be very happy (of course that could also be because I am leaving).[/quote]
    We have been to land based restaurants where they have enforced a dress code. We once went with my then teenage daughter to a local restaurant and were refused admittance because she was wearing gym shoes and jeans. (We did not know that the restaurant had a dress code - otherwise, we would have made her dress.)
     
  20. ABoatNerd

    ABoatNerd Guest

    Question - Dress Code on Celebrity

    A civilized person follows the protocol established by the service provider, especially when you freely choose the service provider.

    I golf extensively and can tell you at the middle to best courses there is a dress code and usually it is enforced - it might get missed if the course marshall gets too busy. I am in Toronto and increasingly the good to best quality restaurants are noting a dress requirement and just lately a request to avoid perfume (especially in small restaurants).

    Many businesses are trying to segment themselves and reach certain customers - to do this, they MUST provide a consistent product every single time.

    There is a large growing backlash against the ever declining conduct/dress in North America - some of us insist that others follow the posted rules. The "I will do what I want" attitude is under attack.

    So, all Addicts - challenge every time you see a cruise passenger breaking the rules - it helps the cruise line provide a more consistent product - which means more repeat business.

    So Karin, not everyone accepts your attitude - you are entitled to your thought, but not necessarily entitled to impose it on us.

    ABoatNerd
     

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