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Old February 4th, 2008, 05:34 PM
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I'm going on the Inspiration on April 3rd.

I cruised two years ago on Royal Carribean, Sovereign of the Seas, and I notcied a lot of men were very casual at the dinners. I saw mostly jeans and even some guys in cargo shorts. I was under the impression that dress pants and a dress shirt was the norm.

I hate dressing up, if I would have known I could have gone more casual, I would have.

Is Carnival pretty strict about what to wear to dinner?
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Carnival isn't as strict as some lines, but shorts are not allowed in the dining room for evening meals.

Jeans are allowed, some people don't think they should be, but they are. Most men wear slacks and polo shirts on the nights that aren't formal. On formal nights, men usually wear suits.
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Thanks, Irish lass. I guess I can suck it up and wear slacks.
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I have worn shorts before and did so this last cruise on the Conquest. Now, I did see jeans on formal night and even a... <gasp!> sweatsuit!
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I have to admit it... call me an old codger (is that a word?)... I hate going to a dining room where the staff are better dressed than the passengers.

Wonder how the passengers would react if the dining room staff came to their tables in shorts, t-shirts and ball caps?

I don't expect everyone to be in tuxedos and gowns, but I don't want to have the atmosphere of eating at Applebees every night either.
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I'm going on the Inspiration on April 3rd.

I hate dressing up, if I would have known I could have gone more casual, I would have.

Is Carnival pretty strict about what to wear to dinner?
A time of your life.

Men - GQ` yourself and look at how darn good looking you are and exit your cabin for a night to remember. You handsome devil!

Ladies - Take your sexiest and most beautiful dresses!! Dress up, Dress up, smile.......and woo hoo you are in for a good time! Don't forget your fantastic Wal-Mart bling bling and the great pair of heels that you have shoved to the back of your closet for occassions such as this..... remember - you can kick them off during the fabulous evening shows or later at night for some great dancing. (unless the ship rocks some drunk-one onto your toes - ouch. Yep, he will blame it on the ship) heh.
Do NOT forget those lovely thongs (you know the plastic ones from Target (my choice) that you can slip on that wedge between your TOES...also available in many colors) You can wear them with cute shorts, capris, and even skirts for a more casual look. Mix-it with a fun top...there you have it for your day attire. Unless you prefer to be semi-naked during the days lounging around seaside. Anyway... day or night throw it all on and have a great time and you can do this all for only a dime. One can be elegant and practical, really!

Okay enuff said about all of that cruise excitement above. On a simpler note, you can really dress however you feel comfortable......just try to at least adhere to their clothing requests for dinner and don't consume yourself too much over the little rants and frustrations regarding what clothes to pack/not pack. Don't sweat it, but if it were ME.....I love to dress up and and especially watch all those other wonderful and charming cruisers looking so darn good on formal nights and having a blast.
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There are only rules for the people that wish to follow them. Just got off the Freedom and Miracle, shorts and jeans were seen on both ships several evenings in the dineing room. Every year there are less and less people following the rules for anything. CCL will not tell anyone not to come in the dineing room and saving seats for the shows or say rows of seats for the shows has got bigger then ever. It seems all the lines are slowly getting away from dress up. Ahhh the life of a cruiser. Things will always keep changing good or bad.
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I'm one who may come to dinner in shorts. I will do that because I feel that dinner is not a special occasion. On Formal night I will wear slack, shirt, and tie.

My opinion is that cruising is vacation, I'm there to have fun. I think the older generation thinks a little differently than the younger generation and that's okay because it will not ruin your dinner if someone comes into the dining room in shorts and sneakers.

Ah... here's the thing, it's usually colder in the dining rooms and show rooms than other parts of the ship so you might want to wear pants.

I may be a trouble maker because you can reserve a couple of seats but if you choose to try and reserve a whole row and there's nowhere else to sit, I'm going to sit down.
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I have to admit it... call me an old codger (is that a word?)... I hate going to a dining room where the staff are better dressed than the passengers.

Wonder how the passengers would react if the dining room staff came to their tables in shorts, t-shirts and ball caps?

I don't expect everyone to be in tuxedos and gowns, but I don't want to have the atmosphere of eating at Applebees every night either.
Kuki, once again....... well said! I completely agree.
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