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Old March 10th, 2007, 01:40 PM
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Is it okay if my 14 year old son just wears cargo pants and a nice button down shirt for formal night - if they even have one on the 4 night cruises? How 'formal" do they expect teens to get? Thanks!
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You'll have one "formal night". What Carnival suggests [regardless of age]:
http://www.carnival.com/CMS/FAQs/Din...uirements.aspx
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I wouldn't have him wear cargo pants, but rather a nice pair of chinos/khakis w/a dress shirt, tie, and dress shoes. If he doesn't own a jacket then don't bother buying one. He will be better dressed than a lot of people.
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We just got back from cruising on the Sensation, your son will be fine in cargo pants and a button shirt. There were quite a few people dressed very casual on formal night, no one will give you a hard time. The Sensation is very laid back, relax and enjoy!
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We just got back from cruising on the Sensation, your son will be fine in cargo pants and a button shirt. There were quite a few people dressed very casual on formal night, no one will give you a hard time. The Sensation is very laid back, relax and enjoy!
Did you see teens in jeans on non formal nights?

My son lives in jeans.

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Did you see teens in jeans on non formal nights?

My son lives in jeans.

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Saw no jeans in either formal dining room. (although a guy from Russia, who spoke no english did wear sweats every night except the formal night)

I usually wear jeans around the house.
I just take a comfotable pair of Levi's Dockers to wear to dinner on the cruise. (I don't want to wear uncomfortable dress pants either)

It won't kill any kid to wear a comfortable pair of dockers for 2 hours to dinner. (if not, let them eat at the buffet or pizzeria each night)

Kids have to grow up at some point and learn to dress as needed for occasion.

What are they going to do when they start looking for jobs?
Only take jobs in minimum wage places, so they can continue to only wear their beloved jeans, rather than take a better job, with any sort of dress code?

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Did you see teens in jeans on non formal nights?

My son lives in jeans.

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Saw no jeans in either formal dining room. (although a guy from Russia, who spoke no english did wear sweats every night except the formal night)

I usually wear jeans around the house.
I just take a comfotable pair of Levi's Dockers to wear to dinner on the cruise. (I don't want to wear uncomfortable dress pants either)

It won't kill any kid to wear a comfortable pair of dockers for 2 hours to dinner. (if not, let them eat at the buffet or pizzeria each night)

Kids have to grow up at some point and learn to dress as needed for occasion.

What are they going to do when they start looking for jobs?
Only take jobs in minimum wage places, so they can continue to only wear their beloved jeans, rather than take a better job, with any sort of dress code?

Bill
Why do people think because someone asks a basic question they have the right to lecture them about how to bring up a child. If I wanted advice about what will land my son a job at a min wage place I would watch Dr Phil.

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my son used to wear only jeans but now he only wears cargo pants, he has only worn dressy pants for a family wedding or something like that.

That's why I asked, I think it's stupid to have a formal night forcing people to dress up on their vacation. Vacation, for me, means doing and wearing what I want.

He actually said he wouldn't mind wearing black nice-casual pants so maybe we'll pick up a pair like that with a nice shirt.

Getting dressed up is for impressing people, and I have on interest in impressing anyone, I want to cruise for a much needed vacation for me and my son after several very stressful years.
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We just got back from cruising on the Sensation, your son will be fine in cargo pants and a button shirt. There were quite a few people dressed very casual on formal night, no one will give you a hard time. The Sensation is very laid back, relax and enjoy!
Did you see teens in jeans on non formal nights?

My son lives in jeans.

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Yes, like I said the Sensation is a very laid back ship, most people will dress up because they want to, some didn't and it really wasn't a big deal. I saw one group in my dining room on formal night wearing t-shirts and shorts, no big deal was made, I was not offended.

On non formal nights there were teens in shorts, jeans, pj's, cargo pants, you name it.

Dressing up means different things to different people, on a short cruise you will see just about any kind of dress, maybe on one of Carnival's larger ships with a longer itinerary they may be a bit more strict, but on the cheaper cruises they seem to be a little more forgiving.

I don't think that anyone should skip the formal dining room just from concern about not dressing up, that is where they serve up some of the best food, and the waitstaff will make you feel very special. one bit of advice about the dining room though, be sure to interact with your waitstaff, that will make a huge difference in you experience, trust me!

Also, if you are not sure what to chose form the menu, they are very helpful in making suggestions!

definitly try the chocolate melting cake, if you like chocolate then you will love this!

If anyone has any questions about the 4 night cruise on the Senasation please feel free to ask, I have the capers from every day, and the experience is still pretty fresh in my mind, also, I have about 200 pics from this cruise.

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We just got back from cruising on the Sensation, your son will be fine in cargo pants and a button shirt. There were quite a few people dressed very casual on formal night, no one will give you a hard time. The Sensation is very laid back, relax and enjoy!
Did you see teens in jeans on non formal nights?

My son lives in jeans.

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Yes, like I said the Sensation is a very laid back ship, most people will dress up because they want to, some didn't and it really wasn't a big deal. I saw one group in my dining room on formal night wearing t-shirts and shorts, no big deal was made, I was not offended.

On non formal nights there were teens in shorts, jeans, pj's, cargo pants, you name it.

Dressing up means different things to different people, on a short cruise you will see just about any kind of dress, maybe on one of Carnival's larger ships with a longer itinerary they may be a bit more strict, but on the cheaper cruises they seem to be a little more forgiving.

I don't think that anyone should skip the formal dining room just from concern about not dressing up, that is where they serve up some of the best food, and the waitstaff will make you feel very special. one bit of advice about the dining room though, be sure to interact with your waitstaff, that will make a huge difference in you experience, trust me!

Also, if you are not sure what to chose form the menu, they are very helpful in making suggestions!

definitly try the chocolate melting cake, if you like chocolate then you will love this!

If anyone has any questions about the 4 night cruise on the Senasation please feel free to ask, I have the capers from every day, and the experience is still pretty fresh in my mind, also, I have about 200 pics from this cruise.

I would really like to see some more pictures.

Did you do any carnival excursions?

Thanks,

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Here are a few photos; http://community.webshots.com/album/558155660wGIZjF
I'll post more when I get a chance.

no, we didn't do any Carnival excursions, in Freeport we took a taxi to Lucaya, $5 per person each way, there are shops, food, a casino and the beach.

In Nassau we took a water taxi $6 per person round trip, and toured the Atlantis $29 per person, it was ok but if you have already seen a major aquarium, this will pale in comparison.

On another trip to Nassau we did the dolphin swim, that was amazing!
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Great picture. Thanks for posting.

How did you like having 4 people in a cabin? I am getting 2 smaller cabins because I was afraid it would be to tight for us.

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Great picture. Thanks for posting.

How did you like having 4 people in a cabin? I am getting 2 smaller cabins because I was afraid it would be to tight for us.

Thanks,

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It really wasn't bad, we only used the cabin to change, shower, sleep.
Our friends that cruised with us had 5 in there cabin. (oceanview)
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