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Old February 5th, 2002, 04:02 PM
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going on celebration in march--are jeans strictly "forbidden in dining room at night" Last cruise my husband and I went on, I encouraged him to dress up-but did see alot of very casual wear in dining room. He is insisting he is only taking jeans to wear, and no suit! has anyone every heard of them refusing service in dining room for not dressing up?
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Old February 5th, 2002, 04:12 PM
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He really should take a suit for formal night. Get into the full spirit of the cruise experience. Who is the boss you or him.....you tell him what to take and he had better do it or suffer your wrath!
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PS He may not be allowed to eat in the main dining roomin jeans
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Old February 5th, 2002, 04:41 PM
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some people wear jeans but honestly it is not in good taste.
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Old February 5th, 2002, 05:22 PM
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Has anyone here ever not been allowed in a dining room, regardless of what they were wearing.

I personally, have not seen anyone denied entrance.
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Old February 5th, 2002, 06:17 PM
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I have never seen access denied, however, the requested attire of dark suit or tux for men should be followed. The reason for this is to set the atmoshphere for a 5 course meal. Why do people want to be so selfish? If a person does not want to dress appropriately for the dining room, then he or she can go to the buffet line.
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Old February 5th, 2002, 07:28 PM
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Maybe your husband just isn't the cruise type. Then he shouldn't be going on a cruise.
I've been on 9 cruises and don't remember seeing anyone in the dinning room with jeans, even on the casual nights slacks and button shirt are worn. In fact, the dress codes set for the evening dinning are supposed to apply for the entire evening all over the ship. The dress codes are part of what makes the cruise and dinning experience something to remember. The dinning areas are foremally set, with linnen, waiters, etc.. It would not be polite, or enjoyable for yourselves, if you didn't participate in the formal evenings.
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Old February 5th, 2002, 10:59 PM
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While they have a suggested dress it isn't all that enforced HOWEVER, it plainly states that shorts and jeans are NOT PERMITTED in the dining room except for the first night. I suggest your husband either change his attitude or find a differant sort of vacation. Besides, jeans are not all that comfortable, especially in the tropics and dress slacks and/or dockers are not only the suggested type of pants, but the most comfortable dress. Part of the cruise experiance is dressing nicely for dinner, just as you would expect when you go to a fine resturant ashore.
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Old February 6th, 2002, 06:57 AM
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WE WERE ON THE CELEBRATION IN 2000 AND THERE WERE 4 PEOPLE TURNED AWAY BY THE HEAD WAITER FOR WEARING SHORTS INTO THE DINING ROOM. HE NICELY ESCORTED THEM TO THE DOOR AND TALKED TO THEM THERE. ONE OF THE GENTLEMEN WAS NOT TOO HAPPY. BUT REALLY. COME ON NOW. WE ALL READ THE SAME THING ABOUT THE DRESS CODE. NO SHORTS AND JEANS IN THE MAIN DINING ROOM!!! THAT IS WHY I TAKE THIS VACATION, TO LIVE DIFFERENTLY THEN I DO AT HOME FOR THOSE 7 DAYS..........
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Hi Heather,
I'd definately pack the suit.

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Old February 6th, 2002, 11:24 AM
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Dress code states no jeans or shorts in dining room for obvious reasons. If he truly doesn't want to dress up, tell him he can eat in the casual restaurant. What does it take to put on nice clothes? It's all part of the cruise.
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Old February 6th, 2002, 12:08 PM
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We were on the Celebration last month, and I don't recall anyone wearing jeans on formal night.

My boys wore jeans on "casual" night, but they were decent looking jeans (black, did not even really look like jeans), and they wore polo shirts, tucked in - they did not look sloppy at all. That was the only night we let them wear jeans. The rest of the time it was kackies (not spelled right, I am sure...) or dress pants.

Pack the suit.
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Thanks for the suggestion--I am sure he will "dress up", but as far as my brochure goes, it only says no shorts or t-shirts in dining room. His jeans are of the Riata type (not baggy or tacky at all) and has a black pair that he can wear with his jacket & tie (looks real sharp) which should be appropriate. His blue jeans are his second skin and he can wear them other than dining room or go on to buffet line (same for my friends husband who is going also) We ladies can wear our cocktail dresses and enjoy the atmosphere and the food.
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Old February 6th, 2002, 12:59 PM
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Formal night is more formal than dressy jeans and they take your picture a million times ... good memory. Try to talk him into a suit (if not a tux). I'm sure you can convince him.
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Old February 6th, 2002, 08:03 PM
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I agree with moondawgie and robo. Consider it a fine restaurant. Would you wear jeans to a fine restaurant? Probably not. The suit won't kill him.
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