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Old January 24th, 2012, 01:06 AM
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Hello it is our first cruise and I need to know Is formal dinning a must? My husband hates to dress up and refused to dress for dinner. It was hard to get him on the cruise so I need to know if it is possible to dine casual? We are cruising to Alaska in Aug.2012 for 7 days on the Infinity. Thanks for your help.
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You will find that cruises to Alaska, have the least formal cruisers, due to the itinerary. There are alternative dining venues as well.
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Formal dining is NOT a must on a cruise ship.
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How "informal" does he intend to be??
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There's no reason for your husband to dress up if he doesn't want to (I'm assuming he just doesn't want to wear a suit or a sports coat?). If you're on a 7 day cruise there will be two "formal" nights. You can eat at one of the specialty (extra cost) restaurant's, the buffet, pizza, or order Room Service. He'll be fine in slacks and a shirt with a collar anywhere on the ship. (IMO, he can go to "formal" night in the same , but some will disagree with me .)


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Thanks so much for the information. Have a great day.
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Just doesn't like to wear suit,tie,tux.
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There's no reason for your husband to dress up if he doesn't want to (I'm assuming he just doesn't want to wear a suit or a sports coat?). If you're on a 7 day cruise there will be two "formal" nights. You can eat at one of the specialty (extra cost) restaurant's, the buffet, pizza, or order Room Service. He'll be fine in slacks and a shirt with a collar anywhere on the ship. (IMO, he can go to "formal" night in the same , but some will disagree with me .)


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Hello it is our first cruise and I need to know Is formal dinning a must? My husband hates to dress up and refused to dress for dinner. It was hard to get him on the cruise so I need to know if it is possible to dine casual? We are cruising to Alaska in Aug.2012 for 7 days on the Infinity. Thanks for your help.
Cruise ships are not as formal as they used to be. On Celebrity the formal dress code only applies in the Main Dining Room on the formal nights, no where else on the ship. Smart casual (pants and a collared shirt) are expected in the dining room on other nights. Jeans are also now permitted in the Celebrity dining rooms on smart causal occasions. As someone said all Specialties are smart casual every night regardless of the dress code in the MDr. These nights are a great night to try one of them. The buffet is not a full buffet as you will get for breakfast or lunch but has plenty of options and of course as stated you can get the MDR menu delivered to your room druing regular dining room hours. The only thing taboo in the MDR for dinner are shorts...
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