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Dress Code

Discussion in 'Royal Caribbean International' started by Iowa Hawkeye, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Iowa Hawkeye

    Iowa Hawkeye Active Member

    First time on RCCL, have cruised Carnival & NCL. Question is, are shorts allowed in the dining rooms for the evening meal at any times outside of formal nights throughout a seven night cruise? hoping to wear golf shorts and shirts most of the time. Any thoughts would help.
  2. MisterD21

    MisterD21 If you take me serious, it's your problem

    I sailed RCI earlier this summer and saw many people wearing shorts to dinner. While i abhorre this practice, it seems as if while there is a "dress code" RCI, like most other lines are turning their head to such behaviour. I can tolerate jeans, t-shirts, flip flops... but shorts and bikini tops just are in poor taste.

    With several other inclusive dining areas on a ship i think the MDR should remain at the minimum semi formal, or smart casual. Afterall, the dining setting is formal and elegant, why shouldn't the dress be as well??
  3. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

    Here is Royal Caribbean's dress code ...

    There are three distinct types of evenings onboard: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:
    [​IMG] Casual: Sport shirts and slacks for men, sundresses or pants for women
    [​IMG] Smart Casual: Jackets and ties for men, dresses or pantsuits for women
    [​IMG] Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses for women

  4. Mbandy

    Mbandy Well-Known Member

    As you can see, Royal Caribbean has not yet lowered their standards as Carnival has. I agree with Mr D's comments.
  5. George C

    George C Well-Known Member

    They do not enforce all the dress codes, I wouldn't where shorts in the main dinning room.
  6. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    I would not wear shorts in the dining room, most evenings the dress code is smart casual or casual except for formal nights.

    You do not want me to get into the discussion of shorts in the dining during evening dinner.
  7. Iowa Hawkeye

    Iowa Hawkeye Active Member

    your right, I don't need your discussion about the dinning room !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. iluvcruzin

    iluvcruzin Well-Known Member

    I disagree Mike. My experience with RCCL is that it's the same as Carnival. Casual means Casual to most. I saw shorts in the dining room every night with the exception of Formal night. A guideline is provided - but there are many who don't follow it.
  9. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    Easy pardner .... This isn't Cruise Critics ....
  10. Mbandy

    Mbandy Well-Known Member

    Alas it has been a few years since I was on RCCL so it looks like maybe things have changed.
  11. brobinson

    brobinson Active Member

    It's not that hard to wear slacks and a golf shirt...seriously!
  12. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

    It is if you don't golf and thus don't have any golf shirts.
  13. Mbandy

    Mbandy Well-Known Member

    I don't play polo but I have polo shirts :biggrin:
  14. Bars78

    Bars78 Active Member

    Flip flops -- Yuk! Shorts are 100% better than flip flops. Have seen people turned away from dinner on NCL for wearing shorts, though.
  15. MisterD21

    MisterD21 If you take me serious, it's your problem

    well.... i agree about flip flops, but being that it is a cruise... i would have to say in the environment they would be acceptable if you were wearing slacks. No one is going ot be looking at your feet unless they've got some kind of fetish anyways..

    But i do not want to try dining while having to look at a woman who thinks she is a size 4 wearing skin tight shorts when she is clearly a size 14... The only cottage cheese i want to see is that which may accompany some peaches on my plate.....i shudder just thinking about it...
  16. brobinson

    brobinson Active Member

    When I said golf shirt, I meant a collared knit shirt. Come on how hard is it to conform...slacks and a knit collared shirt? If not, just eat in the buffet.
  17. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

    You are not correctly stating the Royal Caribbean dress code.
  18. MisterD21

    MisterD21 If you take me serious, it's your problem

    that would be acceptable for smart casual maybe... but you're right that isn't considered "formal". You would need to add at the very least a sports jacket and buttondown shirt for formal. I think an everyday suit would pass as acceptable on formal night, although i would prefer tuxes myself
  19. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

    I've already quoted Royal Caribbean's dress code in this thread and provided a link to the dress code on Royal Caribbean's website. If you want to see what Royal Caribbean's dress code is, go back to the third post in this thread.

    Otherwise, I wish people would stop stating what they think it is or should be. It is what it is and it is clearly posted for all to see.
  20. MisterD21

    MisterD21 If you take me serious, it's your problem

    BAH... don't sweat it Cruizer, it's not worth getting bothered about, it's small stuff, not really worht your effort really. For Sh*t's & giggles you should be telling them to dress in their boxers and take a bedsheet to wear as a cape to formal night... that would actually be funny as hell.. They could be like supper heroes even....

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