Originally Posted by johnthed0g
Very different outlook on the term "formal," I think of formal as suit & tie at the least, but Tux as the norm. Also on the ships I go on the MDR doors would be closed about 15 minutes or so after the dinner sitting on fixed dining, can't imagine just going in the MDR for dessert.
John, not to many years ago this was the "norm" on cruise lines sailing from the US. The Maitre D would turn guests away who weren't dressed accordingly, and he would close the dining room doors 15-20 minutes after seating time.