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Old May 25th, 2002, 02:56 PM
Mike Sullivan
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I have questions concernign attire: Formal and Non-Formal nights.

Our cruise ( Princess Grand departing 06/02/02) has 2 FORMAL and 5 INFORMAL nights in the dining rooms.

Can children wear shorts ( nice shorts with a tucked in shirt and belt) in the dining room on NON-FORMAL nights? Also, how about FORMAL nights? I guess I should also ask if the children can wear t-shirts for dining on NON-FORMAL nights in the dining rooms?

Does my son (age 9) need to wear a tie and/or coat on FORMAL nights? Also, must he wear pants (docker style of course)?

Thanks, MIke
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Old May 29th, 2002, 01:21 PM
Mike Sullivan
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Nevermind. I read the following.

When you're in port, evening dress is casual, slacks, sweaters, blouses, open-neck shirts, etc. are typically worn. Shorts, cut-off T-shirts, "torn" jeans and bare feet are not permitted in the dining room. For smart casual evenings, passengers dress as they would for a fine restaurant at home, with ladies in skirts/dresses/ pantsuits and gentlemen wearing shirts with collars and/or a sports jacket. On formal nights, typical black tie formal wear is appropriate. Items include evening gowns and cocktail dresses for ladies and tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits for men. Tuxedo rentals can be arranged prior to the cruise on certain itineraries. See the chart below for general dress code schedule.
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Old May 30th, 2002, 05:05 PM
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Hi..never been on that ship,but as long as you have a colared shirt for the guys,and pants,that should be fine.Women enjoy dressing up in their best..men with sports jackets mainly!!! Have fun!!
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Old June 6th, 2002, 11:00 AM
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Hi Mike,

I would check with the cruiseline with regard to children wearing shorts in the diningroom. Their "No Shorts" policy might include everyone.

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Old July 19th, 2002, 11:56 AM
Joe Reynolds
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Barb's answer is the best. Check with Cruise lines.
I am reminded on my married son coming to a dining room in Salzburg with his sandles on and no socks. They didn't mine his shorts, but wouldn't let him in with no socks covering his feet under the sandles. I think it may be different for women, but I didn't ask.
On our last cruise, all the young boys I saw had long pants at formal night, but maybe just a long sleeve white shirt. The older members of the family were all dressed up.
If parents are dressed up, a little dress up for the children would seem appropriate.
If other kids are around, they could make fun and embarress yours if in shorts.
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Old August 9th, 2002, 10:11 AM
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Where is the "chart below"? I am trying to figure how many nights at various levels of dress to pack for.
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