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Old April 20th, 2004, 02:32 PM
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I am totally confused now. Our TA told us that my husband did not need to bring along his sport jacket for the informal nights. She said there would not be a big difference between casual and informal. I am sailing on the Horizon to Bermuda... Is it the ship or the intinerary that has changed this?

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Old April 20th, 2004, 03:10 PM
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Unless this is something different informal nites still call for sport coat on all Holland ships.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 03:11 PM
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Hi cruise4fun - yup I agree not much difference these days. That said, u can dress up or down as u wish. My hubby always wears a jacket (and a tie on some cruiselines like HAL, Celebrity, etc.) for informal nites but others don't. Please, though, no jeans, T-shirts or shorts in the dining rooms - casual OK but no less... ! Have happy cruisin'!
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Old April 20th, 2004, 03:12 PM
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Sorry my mistake.The same holds true for all Celebrity ships.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 03:18 PM
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Hi Yah Big Apple - didn't see your response before I answered this or I wldn't have bothered as u had it covered. hope all goes well for u!! Maybe u can help me - bet u can...! Staying pre & post cruise Honolulu & want advice re: places to eat. Any suggestions? Happy cruisin'!
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Old April 20th, 2004, 03:51 PM
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Leaving for a Celebrity cruise in 2 weeks and the last was in Sept 2002. I've cruised Princess since then and they had only formal and casual noghts, so a jacket wasn't required. Now I'm wondering if Celebrity has gone the same way or if they still have formal, informal and casual nights. I can't recall - CRS you know. Anyone know what the latest is? I don't want to pack something I won't use.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 04:07 PM
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Default Re: Re: TA says "No Jacket Required"

Celebrity has not gone the way of Princess . Still has Formal, informal and casual.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 04:29 PM
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Looks like Celebrity's attempts to hold the line on the niceties of dress are even being undermined by TA's, who sell cruises knowing that the dress code is a little more formal than most other lines, then tell passengers they don't have to adhere to it.

Because, after all, some other people don't abide by it, and it's your vacation and you paid for it.

Celebrity's dress code is written in clear, plain English, and is available to anyone who wants to take the trouble to read it. There's no mystery about it or reason for confusion.

Travel agents will tell you what you want to hear, just like anybody else who's selling you something.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 05:16 PM
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OK, so you all are saying not to pay attention to the TA.

My husband was planning on bringing his jacket until I talked to her. He has a dark suit for formal, shirt tie jacket for informal and dockers and polos for casual. I also have three types of dresses. Glitzy, dressy, and sundresses.

I have no problem following the rules, I would just like to be clear as to what they are.

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Hi,
I'm on my way soon to Bermuda from Norfolk

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Old April 20th, 2004, 06:59 PM
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TA is wrong---yes you can go to casual dining area but on informal night jackets will be worn by almost 100% in DR --maybe no ties but jackets yes! Informal is a bad term--Formal is gowns & very dressy, informal is dressy out to dinner style. Casual is resort casual--no dress down days--first & last nighs a bit more casual There are wide variations in interpretation so be yourself & have fun...
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Old April 20th, 2004, 08:52 PM
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Hi Cruisecrazy,Looks like you are getting good advice to your request.Have not stayed in Honolula since my honeymoon some 38 yrs.ago.We did go to poipu beach every yr while in Alaska on Kauwai (sp) and can give you a few names there however that also goes back some 12 yrs.If you or any friends going to Alaska Ican give you the name of our best friends and they would be more than helpful in giving names of good restaurants etc.We still can suggest things to do in Ak. as we lived there for 17 yrs.
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Old April 21st, 2004, 05:00 AM
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Hi hcat - well written and very clear - we can all understand this explanation....Rules are rules and yes some people break them - they are also the types who complain a lot too.. uUpaid for a vacation' but not for rules to be changed to suit individuals. If u don't like them don't take that cruise! Good point AR - TAs do tend to bend 'stuff' as it suits - so beware. Just a thought 'de jour'! Happy cruisin' all!
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Old April 21st, 2004, 02:11 PM
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Thanks for the update. Now I know what I'll be wearing on flight day - a sport coat. That also has the pockets I'll need for all my documents and such.

OK, now that my mind has been resorted to formal, semi-formal and casual; how many of each should one expect on a 14 day cruise?
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Old April 21st, 2004, 04:45 PM
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I know it's 3 formal. Then there are two or three sport coat nights and the rest are informal.
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Old April 21st, 2004, 06:53 PM
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They have these listed in the back of the brochures--If I can find a current one I'll let you know--of course you can alter your plan with in room svc, casual dining option
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Old April 21st, 2004, 08:26 PM
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Sorry, I meant "the rest are casual." I get my semantics mixed up sometimes.
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Default Re: TA says "No Jacket Required"

I never wear a jacket on Informal nights, usually just a dress shirt & tie. Formal night's I go with a tux, and on Casual night polo type shirts.

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Old April 22nd, 2004, 01:33 PM
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We did the Connie in November and about 1/3 of the men did not wear jackets on informal nights so guess it is up to how you feel about being a little under dressed. My hubby and son in law did wear jackets but not ties.

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Old April 22nd, 2004, 02:00 PM
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Ar.Ido not think you mean the rest are informal as they are casual and one does not wear a coat these nites. Are you the one who went after my friend cruize crazy ?If so it was not warranted and if so please answer the dress cde in the correct manner.
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 03:53 PM
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Most men really do wear a sports coat on "Informal Nights" on Celebrity cruise ships.
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Old April 23rd, 2004, 01:48 PM
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According to Celebrity leaflet "Packing smart" the dress code /nights are

10 nights 5 casual 2 informal 3 formal
11 nights 5 casual 3 informal 3 formal
14 nights 7 casual 4 informal 3 formal

My own view ( and it is only my own view ) I change of my travel clothes into something fresh since I usually have to travel for a long time to catch the ship.
Casual for me is a knit ankle length dress ,very little glitz
Informal (Semi formal) is ankle length but with a glitzy bag, shoes and stole
Formal is the fanciest outfit in my closet.

If I had a husband I would certainly pack a lightweight jacket or blazer for informal nights , it would not take up much room

I think your TA either has never traveled Celebrity or was saying what she thought you wanted to hear. Ask her for a Celebrity brochure asap (or go to local agent for one) you will find dress code explanations in the back informational print. together with other good stuff on dining etc

Have a wonderful trip, I will be on Infinity leaving Honolulu on May 18th. will be having two nights at hotel prior to cruise (it is a long way from Port Charlotte FL to Honolulu)
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Old April 26th, 2004, 02:42 PM
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We just returned from the century. 25% of men had on sport coats. My
husband wore his the first informal night and when he seen the amount of people wearing a jacket he didnt the secound informal night. Everyone did look about the same as casual, polos and dockers.
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Old April 27th, 2004, 09:22 AM
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We were on the constellation in March and most men seemed to wear sports coats on the informal nights - my husband did not based on past experiences on other ships. Next time he plans to bring his sports coat.
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Old April 27th, 2004, 11:17 AM
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We also were recently on the Connie, my husband wore his tux both formal nights, sports jacket on informal and a polo type shirt on casual nights. It was wonderful to see that most everyone adhered to the dress code.
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On Informal night my significant other wears a sports jacket with nice "no collar" shirt. No tie. Look at your cruise documents and it will give you suggested attire.

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Old April 30th, 2004, 07:13 PM
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Informal shirts would ideally still have a collar.
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Old May 1st, 2004, 03:06 PM
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hi
we have been on 15 cruises . I am 83
and my wife is 81 . I do not own a
dark suit , or a tuxedo . I will not
invest in one to have it hang in the
closet from year to year to be worn
twice or three times a year . I
wear a jacket , shirt , tie and
slacks . have been on celebrity six
times . I have never been turned away
from the dining room on any cruise .
my wife is slim , trim and enjoys
dressing for formal nights . after
fifty six years of marriage this matter
is not of importance . we are booked
on an 11 night mercury cruise in
december . hope this helps you with
your cruise . bon voyage !
zel and jerry
P.S. ERIC I lost your address !
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Old May 1st, 2004, 08:36 PM
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Thankyou Jerry for sharing what u 'choose' to do with us all. I repeat this ' what u 'choose' to do'!! If u are happy and your lovely wife also - wonderful - that said - dark suits and tuxs are the rule in dining rooms on 'most' and I add 'decent' cruises. If u are not turned away because u are not wearing same consider yourself lucky - they do not 'choose' to embarass you. I am a senior also and 'choose' to follow the rules you 'choose' not to I imagine because you don't like to be told what to do (and want to save $ cause the 'stuff' will sit in your closet?) plus u probably have been changing rules to suit yourself for years - Heaven help us if everyone 'chooses' to do that. A few examples: Turn left at NO LEFT TURN signs- dump garbage on neighbors lawns, 'pee' on public streets - u get the message..Happy cruisin'!!
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Old May 2nd, 2004, 01:17 AM
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Cruisecrazy:
I'm with you.
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