Originally Posted by You
If the OP feels that uncomfortable perhaps he should look for a land vacation or know ahead of time that the dining rooms in the evening will not admit him.. so his other alternative is eating at the buffets. Yes, with the airine restrictions I can understand not wanting take a tuxedoo/suit/dark sport jacket..but there has to be something left of the old fashioned cruising experience, unless y ou are on a schooner
Actually, there are several cruise lines that offer an "all casual" cruise experience including Disney Cruises, Azamara Cruises, Oceania Cruises, and, IIRC, Holland America Lines. Also Norwegian Cruise Line officially advertises "formal optional" evenings rather than "formal" evenings and Carnival has replaced "formal" evenings with "elegant" evenings that make formalwear optional. Thus, there are plenty of alternatives for those who don't want to dress up for true "formal" evenings.