What about after dinner??? On our last cruise it seemed that at least half of the people changed back to casual after their dinner. I really don't have a problem with it, but was just curious about how people feel about that.
I advocate the same policy -- enforce whatever dress code is in effect. If the cruise line's stated policy is that "the prescribed eveing attire applies thorughout the ship" or "the prescribed eveing attire applies thorughout the ship except in designated casual areas." then it should be enforced everywhere.
This is actually fairly easy.
>> Staff stationed at the doors to the showrooms to assist disabled passengers and others who may require assistance should also enforce dress codes. ("I'm sorry, sir/ma'am, but this evening is formal. If you would like to change, we'll be glad to admit you." -- and back if up by having security ready to escort offenders out fo the showroom if necessary.)
>> Bar servers should refuse service to anybody who does not have the prescribed evening attire. ("I'm sorry, sir/ma'am, but this evening is formal. If you would like to change, we'll be glad to serve you when you return." -- and, again, back it up by having security available to escort offenders out of the affected lounge.
>> Secourty should be be ready to escort offenders out of the dining room, if necessary, too.
Whenever it becomes necessary for security to escort somebody out of a venue, the chief of security should meet immediately with the offender(s) to resolve the situation. If the offender(s) are obstinate, they leave the ship in the next port -- end of discussion.