Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Carnival Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old August 19th, 2007, 12:37 PM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 64
Default Update on Carnival's Jeans Policy in Dining Rooms

Norwegian has just announced that they will allow jeans in one of their two main dining rooms (no jeans in their French pay restaurant or their second dining room).

I am sailing on Carnival in a few weeks. I have been on six former Carnival cruises (the last two years ago). Though there was a no-jean rule in the restaurants, I never saw it enforced (I have only seen Men turned away for wearing shorts or tank tops, though women were allowed to wear sleaveless tops and capri pants that hit right at the knee).

Due to airline luggage weight restrictions, I am trying to pack as light as possible. Regardless of "official policy", I just want to know from recent cruisers if jeans are still being worn at dinner in the dining rooms (nice ones of course, with a collared shirt, belt and nice street shoes).

Thanks for your replies.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old August 19th, 2007, 01:05 PM
lhp lhp is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Memphis area, TN
Posts: 1,706
Default Re: Update on Carnival's Jeans Policy in Dining Rooms

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snick's Guy
Norwegian has just announced that they will allow jeans in one of their two main dining rooms (no jeans in their French pay restaurant or their second dining room).

I am sailing on Carnival in a few weeks. I have been on six former Carnival cruises (the last two years ago). Though there was a no-jean rule in the restaurants, I never saw it enforced (I have only seen Men turned away for wearing shorts or tank tops, though women were allowed to wear sleaveless tops and capri pants that hit right at the knee).

Due to airline luggage weight restrictions, I am trying to pack as light as possible. Regardless of "official policy", I just want to know from recent cruisers if jeans are still being worn at dinner in the dining rooms (nice ones of course, with a collared shirt, belt and nice street shoes).

Thanks for your replies.
Just curious, since khakis are a lighter weight and take up less room than jeans...why wouldn't you wear khakis?

The bottom line is that there has never been a "written rule" concerning no jeans. (just no shorts and/or tank tops) However, they do call it the "formal dining room" and out of respect for those who want the full experience, personally I would never wear jeans in there at night.

Lots of people do, but there is a reason this is not even an issue on the most expensive cruise lines. Sadly, I think it really speaks to the quality of the some of the clientele that Carnival draws.
__________________
COMPLETES THE FLEET

If it is Carnival and it floats....we have sailed it!

Hubby ... DIAMOND (every ship except the Carnivale)
Me ... DIAMOND (every ship starting with the Tropicale)
20 year old son ... DIAMOND (every ship starting with the Tropicale...he is the only DOUBLE Milestone under the age of 21)
24 year old son ... DIAMOND
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old August 19th, 2007, 08:57 PM
lumofny's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 289
Default

Norweigan or Carnival?
__________________
Carnival Miracle
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old August 20th, 2007, 11:41 AM
Kuki's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Right here :)
Posts: 22,384
Send a message via AIM to Kuki
Default

Quote:
The bottom line is that there has never been a "written rule" concerning no jeans
That's not quite true. Up until @2 years ago IT WAS written in the Capers that jeans were not allowed in the dining room - it was just NEVER enforced.

Then suddenly @2 years ago the mention of jeans dissappeared.
__________________
C U @ C,
Kuki
CruiseMates' Staff Writer
- The Kuki Side of Cruising-
A new Blog post every Wednesday
http://www.cruisemates.com/blog/author/kuki/
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old August 20th, 2007, 11:45 AM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 6
Default

Where what you want. You will not be turned away from wearing jeans. I have seen much worse. There are people who think that cruising is this elite event when in reality it is not. Especially on Carnival. They are the most relaxed line out there. If I want something upscale then I will cruise on Cunard.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old August 20th, 2007, 03:51 PM
RobRen's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 338
Default

I just got off the Carnival Spirit and actually made it a point to check out what people were wearing.

We had the 5:45 dining time.

1st day (boarding day). Most people were in what they wore getting on the ship...no surprise there.

Depending on the port/departure time, jeans were in the dining room anywhere from 1/3 of the people up. Most young adults, teens & kids wore jeans. Also, men outnumbered women for wearing jeans. No one wore tank tops and shorts (which was specifically stated as a no no).

On the formal nights, 99% of the people dressed up. It was really nice to dine in such an atmosphere and check out everyone's outfits. You would feel really out of place if you didn't dress accordingly.

What did I wear? I wore jeans 3 times: the first day (didn't have all our luggage yet) and twice after an excursion. Sometimes we just got back onto the ship and it was all I could do to refresh my makeup and fix my hair (even then we ran around 15 minutes late). I believe that Carnival takes that into consideration. Not once did I feel out of place. I also made sure I wore a nice top.
__________________
Renee - The better half of RobRen :-)

Carnival - Spirit: Alaska (August 8, 2007)
Carnival - Miracle: Exotic Western Caribbean (April 9, 2006)
Royal Caribbean - Explorer of the Seas: Eastern Caribbean (January 2005)
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old August 20th, 2007, 08:36 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: North Charleston, SC
Posts: 84
Default

The last couple of new ship announcements from Carnival only mentioned Shorts and Tank Tops in formal dinning. I have never worn jeans in the formal dinning room, but I will probably start.

Have fun, pack lite.
__________________
Jerry

[Holiday '86 & Holiday '92; Caribe '90; Imagination '95; Seaward '97; Sensation '99; Fascination (Millennium Cruise) '00; Carnival Triumph '01; Carnival Pride '02; Paradise '03 (Smoke Free); Carnival Glory '04 (+3 extra Hurricane Days) & Carnival Glory '05; Inspiration '05; Carnival Mirical '06; Elation '06; Carnival Spirit (HAWAII) '07; Imagination '08; Glory '09; Carnival Freedom '10 & '12; Carnival Fantsey '10 & '11 & '11: NEXT Carnival Breeze 6/13]
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old August 21st, 2007, 04:44 PM
marty30907's Avatar
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Martinez, Ga
Posts: 109
Default

Other then the first evening meal, we normally dress semi-formal for all of the dinner meals. To us, dressing for dinner is part of the cruise experience. On formal night, we dress to the hilt!

But, then again, that is us. We would not wear jeans in the dinning room for the evening meal.
__________________
"Next Cruise
[

Past Cruises
Carnival Ecstasy 97
Carnival Fantasy 98
Carnival Imagination 03
Carnival Glory 05
Carnival Elation 07
Carnvial Triumph 08
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old August 21st, 2007, 05:25 PM
Mike M's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: You're Looking At Me
Posts: 23,802
Default

I really don't care if someone wears jeans, on a non-formal night, and it doesn't bother me at all to see them in the dining room.

The thing that perplexes me is that if someone is worried about weight; why would they pack jeans? They are heavy and take up more space than a pair of cotton slacks.

I wear jeans all the time (I'm wearing them now) but in the Caribbean or for traveling they are just too much. With a 50 lb. weight limit there are better alternatives. IMO

Take care,
Mike
__________________
Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator

"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me

"Fear is the assassin of dreams." ~Me
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
allowed, carnival, cruise, dining, dinner, formal, inspiration, jeans, kids, miracle, policy, room, shorts, wear, women

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NCL: Jeans are now allowed in all Dining Rooms: Poll Mike M Chit - Chat for Cruisers 22 February 20th, 2008 10:06 PM
Dining rooms and jeans? Gail4cruising Carnival Cruise Lines 35 February 6th, 2008 12:44 AM
Hey Folks: Jeans Now Allowed in NCL Dining Rooms Mike M Norwegian Cruise Lines 20 August 13th, 2007 05:26 PM
Carnival's Zero Tolerance Policy jazzding Carnival Cruise Lines 12 December 30th, 2005 09:38 AM
Carnival's alcohol policy Dave the Wave Carnival Cruise Lines 6 August 31st, 2004 02:58 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:22 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1