Technically, dress shorts (etc. Dockers) are allowed in the dining room during "Casual" nights. However, you will find that most people will not wear shorts to the dining room. I have always worn dress pants and a polo or dress shirt even during casual nights. Dress as you would if you were going to a nice restaurant on land, save the shorts for lunch in the dining room.
Enjoy your cruise, I am only 2 weeks behind you, the Legend looks like a very nice ship, that was the alternate to the Valor for us. Bon Voyage.
JoeCat, let me know how the Bermuda's go over in the dining room. I have two teenagers that can dress up a pair of Bermuda's and end up looking alot nicer than if they wore jeans or even some of their pants with pockets, etc. I have seen it all in the dining room, even cut offs which I had to look twice at!
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Cruise Casual Dining Dress Code: Gentlemen - Sport slacks, khakis, jeans (no cut-offs), dress shorts (long), collared sport shirts; Ladies - Casual dresses, casual skirts or pants and blouses, summer dresses, Capri pants, dress shorts, jeans (no cut-offs). Not permitted in the dining room during the Cruise Casual dinner for ladies and gentlemen: gym shorts, basketball shorts, beach flip-flops, bathing suit attire, cut-off jeans, and sleeveless shirts for men.
What I found interesting is that I saw more shorts and t-shirts in the dining room on my 7-night Legend cruise a couple weeks ago than I did on the 5-night Bahamas cruise a couple months ago. I would have thought the Bahamas cruise/crowd would be more casual.
I didn't wear shorts to dinner but I did wear jeans twice and enjoyed the more relaxed (and comfortable) atmosphere.
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my husband has worn bermuda shorts in the dining room with collared shirt and he fit in nicely. My theory is that people are not really looking at what you are wearing anyways. You are there to have dinner, not to judge and be judged.And in my opinion, You can look nicer in dress shorts and a nice shirt then what I have seen other people show up to dinner in. But to me I am not to worried about what everyone else is wearing.