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Old June 27th, 2010, 07:36 PM
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We're booked for Liberty in Sept (7 day). My husband is wondering if he can just wear a dress shirt, tie & nice pants for "formal" dinner and the Steakhouse. He doesn't own a suit or sportcoat. We want to be respectful of the dress code, but if he can get by w/ no coat or suit, we'd be ecstatic!

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Old June 27th, 2010, 07:50 PM
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Hi Joy,

Yes, he'll be fine. Some men wear sportcoats, suits, or tuxes but not as many as used to. My DH wore just what you've described and wasn't at all out of place.


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Your husband, dressed as you mentioned, will be better dressed then many you will see. I say not to worry, and save yourself the expense. He will look fine. Have a ball!
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Thank y'all....you made his day!!! Hopefully this is the only thing we had to worry about!! 68 days and counting...got our passports last week & we're ready!!!

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He'll be just fine. I personally prefer to wear a sports jacket without a tie. You can then wear a dress shirt or even a polo type shirt and not worry about a tie. I also find it looks nicer than a shirt and tie without the jacket.

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Dont worry about, that is one of the great things about cruising with carnival because unlike Royal Caribbean they are lot more relaxed about the dress code. And you dont have to worry about buying any new outfits.
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The reality is there is no dress code on a Carnival ship. The printed dress code apparently is not enforced. A long sleeve shirt and tie would be appreciated at Harry's. The MDR is just about anything goes. The only thing I didn't see was someone in a bathing suit. I like to dress in appropriate cruise attire and do so. What other people choose to do is their business. Perhaps Carnival needs to do away with their stated dress code, otherwise they should enforce their dress code. It sets a bad example for the passengers as it appears that Carnival picks and chooses what rules they do or don't enforce. It's the old 'do as I say not as I do' problem that is confusing to passengers.
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I cannot believe I am taking this stand on this subject but I do like the dress policy for the main dining room. At any other time I would say come as you are and to heck with what anybody else thinks!

But...The dress code/policy is for YOU. It is to help create a new POSITIVE experience for YOU the cruiser. Something that YOU can do and experience that YOU may not EVER do at home. This dress code/policy is not AGAINST YOU it is FOR YOU! Enjoy!

Certainly, the clothing that you described for your husband is adequate.
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Default Tie with no jacket?

Better to skip the tie than to wear the "al bundy" tie and no jacket. It's not about a dress code it's about looking good. If suits or sportcoats are not your thing go with a bright Hawaiian shirt (do not tuck it in -- even magnum PI looked horrible that way).
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As we can see by the many varying opinions, it's all how you feel comfortable in the dining room, that's why Heinz makes 57
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Thanks again, everyone!! We are so excited about this trip & can't wait to have "grown-up" meals (we have a 4 y/o daughter who's staying w/ grandparents). I'm looking forward to a week of no work, no kid, & just chillin'!!!!!

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Nothing to do with me as I have not been on the ship or the cruise line but I find it a bit odd to state "formal" but then it appears you just wear anything that comes to hand basically. If a shirt & trousers with or without tie is regarded as formal what the heck is casual!!
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I WORE CLEAN sox and other clothes to sort of dress up. i wore a uniform for 20Yrs plus and dont really wear the good clothes, but when we go on acruise(#7) i will and have worn a suit and sox,an all the other stuff too
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It has been my experience that this dress code debate is more controversial on message boards than on ships.
I don't think too many men notice what the other men are wearing.
One thing I would *suggest* is shirts should have a collar & buttons. Also, on my last cruise a fellow was admonished by the maitre D' for wearing a baseball cap.
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We always look forward to the formal / elegant nights. We also enjoy taking the formal & non formal pictures. Here's some photos of the Liberty for you. Also make sure that you don't miss the "Fish& Chips" bar and the "High Tea" time. The food is great.
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Just listen to the others here and he will be fine. Liberty is a great ship. I think by looking at the date of your post and your countdown that I will be on the ship that week too. September 11? In any case have a wonderful cruise.

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Just listen to the others here and he will be fine. Liberty is a great ship. I think by looking at the date of your post and your countdown that I will be on the ship that week too. September 11? In any case have a wonderful cruise.

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...we're going Sept 4-11....we try to straighten up the cabin for you before we leave

We're going w/ friends whose wedding anniversary is 9-8 & our anniversary is 9-10, so 9/4-9/11 fit the bill!

Have fun on your cruise!!

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I wear brownish slip on shoes, tan sox, on undies, just kidding, unddies, color at time,kakie pants, lime green pullover, and greenish jacket.
Then I put on the sun shades because of my shirt when I remove the jacket.

Then the Ladies check me out and punch there hubbie.
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