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What about RC non-formal night?

Discussion in 'Royal Caribbean International' started by AlBel509, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. AlBel509

    AlBel509 Guest

    OK I was just reading about about cruise dressing, and alot of people said what they wear but no one mentioned if it was on Royal. So my question is what should I wear on non-formal nights for dinner? We will be going on the Liberty of the Seas, Sept. 20th. And what do people normally wear during the day around the ship is it very casual, anything goes? :S
     
  2. Cruizer

    Cruizer Guest

    You have two questions there. As to what to wear around the ship - almost anything goes. Believe me, I have seen people wearing things that most people would not wear outside their own house. However, as long as all the right parts are covered up, nobody is going to say anything.

    As to the dining room on non-formal nights, you cannot wear tank tops, shorts or bathings suits, and you cannot be in bare feet.

    The following is from Royal Caribbean's website ...

    Q: What are the dress codes onboard?

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

    Onboard attire...
    Shorts, t-shirts, slacks, trousers, casual skirts, blouses and sundresses are all perfect during the day, whether indoors or out.

    For lounging by the pool, pack two bathing suits (an extra suit in case the other is wet) and a pair of casual shoes (e.g., flip-flops, sandals, sneakers). You'll also need some casual shorts and a couple of t-shirts or a cover-up for getting to and from the pool areas.

    If you're planning to visit our onboard fitness center, be sure to bring extra shorts, t-shirts and socks that you won't mind working out in - plus a pair of tennis or running shoes/sneakers.
     
  3. bOB

    bOB Guest

    >>>>>>>>Believe me, I have seen people wearing things that most people would not wear outside their own house. However, as long as all the right parts are covered up, nobody is going to say anything.<<<<<<<

    NO, but they may look a lot..........................................
     
  4. mickeyboy7

    mickeyboy7 Guest

    The bottom line is that on non-formal nights all you need is a nice sport shirt or even golf shirt and a pair of dockers.
    You'll never feel out of place like that. :wave
     
  5. mailew

    mailew Guest

    A couple of items NOT to wear in the dining room at dinner include baseball caps turned backward. blue jeans, shorts and "T"shirts. No I am not a snob. Just was raised when you didn't wear a hat indoors, took your hat off when talking to a lady, opened and held doors for people you were with etc...etc..etc... Oh for the good old days when people considered other people with actions.
     
  6. Cruizer

    Cruizer Guest

    Actually Royal Caribbean does allow jeans in the dining room ...

    Norwegian Cruise Line got a lot of attention when they announced that their policy now officially allows jeans to be worn for dinner in the dining room. We thought they were the only ones officially allowing it - until we checked as part of CND article we were writing for today's issue. Frankly, we were surprised at the lines that say jeans are ok. Here's a list for quick reference:

    Updated Aug 10, 2007:

    * Azamara - no jeans
    * Carnival - jeans are ok but not encouraged
    * Celebrity - no jeans
    * Costa - jeans are ok except on formal nights
    * Crystal - jeans ok on casual nights, not formal or informal nights
    * Cunard - no jeans
    * Disney - jeans ok except on formal and certain theme nights and never ok in Palo's
    * Holland America - jeans are ok except on formal nights
    * MSC Cruises - no jeans
    * Norwegian Cruise Line - jeans are ok
    * Princess - jeans are ok except on formal nights
    * Royal Caribbean - jeans are ok except on formal nights
    * Seabourn - jeans are ok except on formal nights
    * Silversea - jeans are ok except on formal nights

    All of the lines require the jeans to be neat, clean and presentable, and they cannot have holes or tears. Many lines also had some wording in their policies about being neat and clean. Remember too, that this survey was about dinner in the main dining room. All lines indicated jeans were ok during the daytime.

    The information was verified by each line's official spokesperson, but is subject to change.

    http://cnd-cruiseblogger.blogspot.com/2007/08/from-ready-to-wear-department.html

    From the Navigator of the Seas, August 2004 ...

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  7. AlBel509

    AlBel509 Guest

    Thank you for your responses! And I cant believe jeans are now acceptable. I think that it is part of the fun of a cruise to have to dress up!
     
  8. Cruizer

    Cruizer Guest

    [quote AlBel509]Thank you for your responses! And I cant believe jeans are now acceptable. I think that it is part of the fun of a cruise to have to dress up![/quote]

    Somehow having to do something and fun don't seem to go together. Fun things are things you want to do, not things you are told to do. On a hot day, how many parents force their children to eat ice cream?
     
  9. jetblue

    jetblue Guest

    [quote AlBel509]Thank you for your responses! And I cant believe jeans are now acceptable. I think that it is part of the fun of a cruise to have to dress up![/quote]

    I agree AlBel509! What chances do I have to dress up and eat fancy dinners at home? None! Formal nights are always a fun experience.
     
  10. TampaMike

    TampaMike Guest

    Now Now... with all due respect,

    You can CHOOSE to dress up and have a fancy dinner at home every single night if you so choose!!!!!!

    The fact that you don't choose to do it has no bearing on whether it can or can't be done.

    (does that make any sense??)
     
  11. jetblue

    jetblue Guest

    Mike, are you gonna come and cook me a fancy dinner at home?!? Because I think that's the only way I would be able to actually have a fancy dinner at home. It just takes too long and too much effort to cook up a 4 course meal!
     
  12. RIJim

    RIJim Guest

    Hey Jet my idea of fancy meals was when I had to open the bag and put it on a plate to eat. Then we ate out one time where they brought Sorbet to clean my palate now thats fancy and being the gourmet that I am I asked my wife why they were bringing desert before dinner.
     
  13. Cruizer

    Cruizer Guest

    [quote jetblue][quote AlBel509]Thank you for your responses! And I cant believe jeans are now acceptable. I think that it is part of the fun of a cruise to have to dress up![/quote]

    I agree AlBel509! What chances do I have to dress up and eat fancy dinners at home? None! Formal nights are always a fun experience.[/quote]

    You mean there are no nice restaurants near where you live? Besides, if someone chooses to wear jeans, it does not mean you have to also. I see nothing in the rules that says you can't dress formally every night.
     
  14. jetblue

    jetblue Guest

    I'm not against jeans in the dining room at all, don't get me wrong. As long as they aren't torn and hanging half off the person wearing them. However on formal night I feel something a bit fancier is nicer.
     
  15. Cruizer

    Cruizer Guest

    [quote jetblue]I'm not against jeans in the dining room at all, don't get me wrong. As long as they aren't torn and hanging half off the person wearing them. However on formal night I feel something a bit fancier is nicer.[/quote]

    I don't think jeans are considered acceptable on anyone's list for formal night, unless the formal dress is optional (such as is the case on NCL).
     
  16. PH8

    PH8 Guest

    It really is optional on RCCL because the dress code is SUGGESTED,not mandatory..
     
  17. AlBel509

    AlBel509 Guest

    LOL... Had no idea I'd start something there by the jeans statement... I personally don't dress up to go out to dinner unless its out anniversary and a real nice place, but usually we eat Fridays/ Applebees or something to that effect.. So being on a cruise eating in a fancy dinning room, is kinda out of the ordinary for me and being a female, to me it's very fun... to dress up and see others dressed up, I think that is fun, unless of course you're a guy and MOST (I'm not going to say ALL) don't like to get dressed up. Sorry Cruizer if I ruffled some feathers!
     
  18. Sharkin

    Sharkin Guest

    I was brought up to understand "suggested" was a polite way of saying please consider this a requirement.
     
  19. PH8

    PH8 Guest

    [quote Sharkin]I was brought up to understand "suggested" was a polite way of saying please consider this a requirement.[/quote]

    Not on RCCL..
     
  20. sanjoseca

    sanjoseca Guest

    I read it the same as Sharkin, PH.

    I think that dress code guidelines are followed much more closely when you get away from Caribbean cruises. More sophisticated cruisers frequent other areas.
     

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