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Old February 27th, 2013, 09:16 PM
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It's easy. Dress as the posted policy states and cruiseline enforce their policy.

I don't care if someone enters the MDR in shorts if the policy allows, but object if the policy does not allow shorts and pax are wearing them. That makes me feel overdressed by following the policy.

Just got back from a B2B in the Carib. on the Reflection. Told my Wife, I am not taking my tux on Carib cruises any longer, will on other itineraries. Won't take a suit, but will wear an open shirt and sport jacket on format nights.

Not long ago got turned away on a Princess ship when I entered the MDR for breakfast wearing a new tee shirt. I was dressed for an excursion we were taking after eating. No problem went back to the cabin and put on a golf shirt.

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Old February 28th, 2013, 11:08 AM
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If there is lack of enforcement, then your problem is with Carnival and not passengers.

As long as we are ranting it is dining, not dinning.
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I agree with you....you don't like the rules, that's ok...


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I 100% agree with wearing the appropriate clothing. If you want to dress down, great, but do it somewhere else.
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I 100% agree with wearing the appropriate clothing. If you want to dress down, great, but do it somewhere else.
I agree. The few times that we did not want to dress up we went to the Lido deck.
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I totaly agree with you. If you don't want to dress accordingly ...then GO TO THE BUFFET...or another food station...room service is free too!.
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My feelings have always been the same, I will wear what I feel is appropiate for me and my family. What the other guy wears is up to him. It will not in any way interfer with my enjoyment of the cruise. I am too old now to worry about what others do or think...
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My feelings have always been the same, I will wear what I feel is appropiate for me and my family. What the other guy wears is up to him. It will not in any way interfer with my enjoyment of the cruise. I am too old now to worry about what others do or think...
I echo the same thought, however the cruise line needs to either drop requirements or enforce them or make one room casual and one for people who want to dress up , you can decided when you book your cruise.
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i personally like following the traditions of smart casual/business attire on regular nights and formal wear during formal nights. it is for me, a big part of cruising. and it does make me a little sad that some cruise lines are becoming more relaxed about this.

i think princess, for example, still enforces proper attire in the dining rooms. but when i first started cruising withe princess (many, many, many years ago) i also remember that on formal nights, there were restrictions as to areas of the ship where one could not enter without formal wear - not just the MDR's. i loved that policy!

the last time I cruise with princess, though, i saw that they did away with that part of the policy. still - they kept the policy for the MDR's. that's at least something.

anyway, while i've never been on a carnival cruise before, i have heard that it's more for a partying/fun-seeker crowd. i have heard that it's not for those that are looking for the more traditional sense in cruising.

which is why i probably will never sail with carnival. just my personal taste in cruising.

a lot of people have made some strong, valid points on both sides of the coin.

but definitely one that i agree with - if you want traditional formal dress codes, perhaps skip carnival cruises altogether.
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It wouldn't bother me too much, unless at my own table.
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I prefer to follow the dress code suggested by the cruise line. If it calls for formal then I go formal, if casual I go casual. Carnival may have a different attitude so I will be open minded on our August cruise. If I find it is not for us then future cruises will be booked where we feel comfortable.
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I sure would love to see were all these parties are on carnival as after 3 cruises with them I have yet to witness such acts. I don't consider people participating in onboard activities as a party to me it's having fun.
It's too bad they cant seem to looses the title of party ship.

As far as dressing for dinner I don't get how it would make someone uncomfortable if other are not dresses to you liking.
People have way too much time on their hand if you are bothered by such silly stuff.
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I sure would love to see were all these parties are on carnival as after 3 cruises with them I have yet to witness such acts. I don't consider people participating in onboard activities as a party to me it's having fun.
It's too bad they cant seem to looses the title of party ship.

As far as dressing for dinner I don't get how it would make someone uncomfortable if other are not dresses to you liking.
People have way too much time on their hand if you are bothered by such silly stuff.
Touche.

Not going to bother me how anyone dresses. What does bother me are those who somehow think I must dress in a way as a backdrop for them, or their perception of how everyone is supposed to dress. That's just arrogant and rude.
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So I just got back from a 7 day cruise on the Carnival Liberty and I have a rant regarding the dining room.

I am one of those young guys who is still "Old School" when it comes to dining rooms on a cruise ship. I still like the assigned seating & dining time. I am also someone who treats the dinning room as a formal dining room, meaning I will not go into it for dinner wearing less than nice pants & a Blazer.

During the cruise they allowed some clothing that it was posted outside the dining room was not to be worn.

That being workout shorts and t-shirts that were not dining room appropriate. It really bugged me. If you want to wear stuff like that, you have other dining options. Just don't wear it in the dining room.
I wish they focused on the quality of the food. That is what pushed us to other lines.

Our servers couldn't even get the right meals served to us, except once.

And I hear things just got worse since then. Go figure.
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We have all had to change with the times. Due to Airlines imposing fees for checked baggage, we no longer take formal wear with us. It is shirts and slacks with dress shoes at the most. All black all the time. Daytimes is jeans or shorts and black tennis shoes.

However, I do wish they would prohibit cowboy hats and baseball hats on frontwards, backwards, or sideways.

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So I just got back from a 7 day cruise on the Carnival Liberty and I have a rant regarding the dining room.

I am one of those young guys who is still "Old School" when it comes to dining rooms on a cruise ship. I still like the assigned seating & dining time. I am also someone who treats the dinning room as a formal dining room, meaning I will not go into it for dinner wearing less than nice pants & a Blazer.

During the cruise they allowed some clothing that it was posted outside the dining room was not to be worn.

That being workout shorts and t-shirts that were not dining room appropriate. It really bugged me. If you want to wear stuff like that, you have other dining options. Just don't wear it in the dining room.
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