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Old March 15th, 2002, 10:34 AM
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We're cruising on Celebrity in late May/early June and their dress code for daywear on the ship and in port says women should wear a casual dress, skirt and blouse or pants outfit. What about nice shorts? It's going to be rather warm for a pants outfit in June! Plus, on past cruises, I think I've always worn shorts on board during the day. Anybody think shorts are too casual to wear on board or in port.
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Old March 15th, 2002, 10:49 AM
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What port are you going to? I know Bermuda is more conservative than the islands in the caribbean. I have never worn a skirt in port I usually wear the same thing as I do on the ship shorts. Some day I wear my favorite shorts they are comfortable I like them wear what you are comfortable wearing it is your vacation. Look I have yet to see anyone walk up to anyone and say anything about what they are wearing. I have been asked by woman wear I bought my bra with the clear bra straps and that is about it. I am sailing in April I am wearing shorts I grew up in Florida they are a year long necessity.
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Hi Robyn,
You should be find in shorts onboard the ship during the day and in ports. Just wear what you would normally wear in any land resort during the day. In the evenings for dinner, just follow the dress code for that.

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Old March 25th, 2002, 02:10 PM
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The only ports where more conservate dress was recommended on Celebrity was Rome and Portugal and Monte Carlo. Proper British islands like Barbados or St. Lucia may also be a little more conservative, although recently at Barbados everyone was wearing shorts. No bare arms or shorts, especially if you are going into churches. All other itineraries, nice short outfits are appropriate, sundress or mini-dress/coverup to keep cool and comfortable. Always wear a proper cover-up over a swim suit too. Not just a t-shirt for both men and women.
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Old March 27th, 2002, 08:32 AM
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Ann: Where did you buy a bra with clear straps?
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Old March 28th, 2002, 06:48 AM
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I have a hard time believing that many people even try to adhear to Celebrity's daywear suggestions. It's the Caribbean. I'll be sailing on Celebrity for the 1st time and I'm very curious to see how people dress. I'll still wear my typical Caribbean daywear, swimsuits, cover ups, shorts/skorts, T-shirts, sandals or tennis shoes depending on what activities I'll do that day.

I'm considering the dress code as suggestions. I'm not going to run to the cabin to change just because the clock says it's 5pm and the dress code is changing. If I'm having fun, why stop just to change. Who knows, someone might "send me to my room". You know the people in the casino aren't going to just get up from the table to go change. The dining room is one thing, but I'm sure you'll see lots of different types of dress throughout the ship.
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Old March 28th, 2002, 07:55 AM
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The bra straps can be bought on line for $3.99 a pair from www.clearbrastraps.8m.com I like the 3/8" they are more comfortable than spaghetti.


Wear what you want to wear I do know one has ever said anything. I wear cut off shorts over my bathing suit during the day I love the sun I grew up in Florida and I am on vacation. I have sailed Celebrity it is really no different than any other line. I only have 23 more days until I leave if anything has changed I will let you know.

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Old April 2nd, 2002, 01:33 PM
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Hey, I'm with you. I'm sailing the Caribbean in 2 weeks, have lived in San Diego for 20 years and I'm a river rat. I HATE dressing up, and though I'm in my 40's, if anybody doesn't like my cut-offs and halter tops, TOO BAD!!! That's ALL I'll be wearing, if not just my bathing suit. I'm wearing my capris and tank tops to the dining room on casual nights. Too bad if they don't like that, either!!!!!
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Old April 17th, 2002, 07:53 PM
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In Europe and the Mediterranean, shorts are generally too casual. For gentlemen, a shirt with a collar and slacks are acceptable during the daytime. For ladies, a blouse with either a skirt no higher than the knee or dress slacks would be best. Ladies also should bring some sort of head covering (hat or scarf) to wear when visiting churches.

>> In the Mediterranean region, you will find that many attractions -- most notably including churches and mosques, but also some museums and palaces -- do enforce dress codes.

>> Around the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, the weather is apt to be a bit cool for shorts. You might even want a sweater or a light jacket. To put this in perspective, remember that Rome -- the middle of Italy -- is at the same latitude as Providence, Rhode Island.

Once you master the differences in social customs, Europe has much to offer. Have a great cruise!

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