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Old January 13th, 2005, 05:55 PM
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Can we wear like a Nicer T-Shirts and Jeans in the dinning room on NON Formal nights?

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Old January 13th, 2005, 08:22 PM
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You can wear jeans on Carnival, last time we sailed they allowed it. But no to tshirts. Polo type shirt or nicer shirts no collar. You may want to call Carnival and see if jeans are still ok. My husband wears khakis and polo shirts on non formal nights. No jeans on formal nights for sure.
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Old January 14th, 2005, 10:54 AM
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i believe that Carnival has relaxed it policy on casual night attire, and allows jeans in the main dining rooms, i would call to double check. As for t-shirts, i don't think so, especially logo shirt or ones with sayings on them ( could offend fellow passengers)
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Old January 14th, 2005, 12:19 PM
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"especially logo shirt or ones with sayings on them ( could offend fellow passengers)"

I am not on the cruise to please everyone. T-shirts with logos are not offensive. Sure there are some t-shirts with dirty sayings or something but if I wear a shirt with an Old Navy logo and someone is offended then they have issues and need to deal with it.

I plan to wear my Old Navy and Gap T-shirts with jeans in the dinning room on non-formal nights.
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Old January 14th, 2005, 02:21 PM
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I'm lucky if my sweety packs anything BESIDES jeans and t-shirts. OK, I'm stretching it, he also packs his sweat pants. They never said anything to him about his t-shirts. Maybe because it was so so hot they figured most people wouldn't bother to show up if they had to get dressed.

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Old January 14th, 2005, 06:16 PM
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Rob, if you are going to wear what you want why did bother asking?
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Old January 16th, 2005, 09:03 AM
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I have seen jeans worn in the dining room on my past cruises. However, this is a rarity and not very common. A pair of Dockers would be more appropiate to wear on non-formal nights. I would not recommend jeans, however, if your husband doesn't mind drawing attention to himself jeans will not be turned away.....
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Old January 16th, 2005, 09:09 AM
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I'm so glad my DH doesn't know how to get into these boards! He is the "draw attention" king after a few fun ship specials. He's one of those that enjoys starting the party. When I think he's going to offend somebody, they end up becomming his best friend. Go figure!

Usually when I don't feel like getting dressed up for dinner, I just hit the buffet. No big deal.
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Old January 16th, 2005, 05:17 PM
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I am soooo tired of jeans-people! Dining rooms on cruise ships are the last frontier and I hope the standards do not drop--if you can't bear to dress up in the luxurious surroudings of the ship dining room, order room service and stay in your cabin, so the rest of us don't have to look at you jeans-people!
It makes me cringe to see people dressed for dinner the same way they dress to wash the car or to bathe the dog or hike the mountains or roto-rooter the plumbing!
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I am soooo tired of jeans-people!
I bet they're tired of you too! <grin>

Seriously, I think all these arguments can be wrought either way. People who want a casual full-service dining experience has as much of a right to what they're willing to pay for as people who want a formal full-service dining experience. Luckily, we have a variety of cruise lines to choose from, with a variety of different levels of dress code enforcement. Everyone can get pricely what they're looking for, even those of us who want one extreme sometimes, and the ohter extreme other times!

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Old January 16th, 2005, 07:22 PM
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WHAT IS SO HARD ABOUT PACKINGA COUPLE OF DRESS SLACKS AND SHIRTS?TAKES UP SAME SPACE AS JEANS?TRY IT ONCE IN A HWILE.ITS NICE!
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Old January 16th, 2005, 09:20 PM
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Just spoke to my father who just returned from cruising on Carnival's Valor today. He said that several guest were politely turned away at dinner time for inappropriate dress (i.e. shorts, t-shirts, and jeans). Sounds as if Carnival is cracking down and enforcing their policies.
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Old January 17th, 2005, 01:15 PM
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Rob M wrote "T-shirts with logos are not offensive" I can think of quite a few right off the top of my head that would be considered offensive to most people.(The recent Prince Harry situation comes to mind) Think about what a logo is ( a design that represents an organization or business usually). I am not talking about Old Navy, Gap or Nike......
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Old January 17th, 2005, 06:32 PM
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Oh i can only hope thaat Carnival will enforce the dress code. I think it looks terrible for someone to wear jeans and or t shirts in the dinning room at night. First off That is my opinion.... i know there r many out there that still think they r so cool in there jeans in a dinning room that most people are dressed up in clothes that are casual dressy. then on the Formal nites, We are happy to dress up in our best.. Its fun and it is guide lines we follow.
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Old January 30th, 2005, 09:51 PM
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Sailed Carnival ships 4 times in the past three years, saw t-shirts and jeans on all nights except formal nights. Not one was stopped.

This is a question that has no real correct answer. Kind of like when my wife asks me if a skirt makes her butt look big...

Here's my opinion. Wear what you want. Period. You are on vacation, and most will dress nice for formal evenings. I wear a dark suit, tie and hard soled dress shoes. I just do, it makes my wife happy, and that is good enough for me.

The added values are great family photos, it feels nice to dress up for something besides the people in my office and more.

On warmer weather cruises I have changed to other clothes for the evening events. We usually go to the theater show in our nice attire and then change to nice shorts and collared shirts for the late evening. The casinos are smoke filled and I don't want a to smell that on one of my suits.

I've worn khakis to dinner on formal nights on the Majesty of the Seas and many did as well. We had just sailed from CoCo Cay and it was hot. Few were dressed up.

Carnival has a more relaxed dress pattern, and on the Celebration, Ecstasy and Elation I wore starched khaki shorts to dinner on the nights we were in port. You do the math, a full day of snorkeling, sun and beach and we wanted to shower, dress in resort casual. After dinner we walked off the ship for a some last minute shopping and a frozen drink (or two?) at Fat Tuesdays.

Confused? I hope not. You are on vacation, it's your money and if someone is offended that a 46 year old man wears nice golf style shorts to dinner then close your eyes while I walk to the table and invoice me for the financial damages you've endured.

Finally, we have sailed on two consecutive Thanksgving cruises and most all dressed nice for dinner on formal nights. In about three weeks I will give you an update on what I saw on the Rhapsody from Galveston.

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On Valor last week, I saw a couple in line to go to the dining room in jeans. What bothered me the most was that it was formal night. Did it ruin my evening, no, but I thought I was highly disrespectfull. At the very least put on kahki's for formal night if you don't like dressing up. Other nights, I didn't notice, nor would I have cared.

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Old February 1st, 2005, 07:39 AM
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Or, maybe if khakis are as dressed up as you want to be on vacation, then eat at the casual alternative restaurant on formal nights. Nothing wrong with that and it respects the vacations of your fellow passengers (who are their for their OWN good times, which may include the fun of dressing up one or two nights).

Not sure why this is such a contentious or contraversial idea to some folks.
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Amen to that Andre.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 10:39 AM
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I am not taking sides here, but...

.. Anyone noticed how some people get all heated up and bothered over what other people wore?

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Old February 3rd, 2005, 11:03 AM
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Koshka............I think it's get heated because people ask for advice and then say they're going to wear what they want anyway (in some, not all cases, of course). That's what gets people going. Just like other hot topics (example: "are swim diapers allowed in the pools", "no", "well, it's my vacation and my child has the right to use the pool")........
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"t-shirts" and tank tops can look very attractive and dressy if (for ladies) you wear a nice blouse (which i keep loose and unbuttoned) over them--I plan on doing this for casual nights. I think alot depends on your definition of "t-shirt" i bought a few (what i call t-shirts) that are very nice looking--no logos and plain solid colors)--i'm into right now a kind of "layered" look where you wear either a tank top or t-shirt and dress it up with a nice floral print or some other kind of print blouse that you leave open (don't button it) i'd never take off the blouse. The blouse can add a lot of color to an otherwise plain outfit

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karessamom- that sounds great, i also really like that look.
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Old February 4th, 2005, 12:18 PM
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Hoshka, I have to agree with you. I could care less what other people wear. If it did bother me, I wouldn't have to look at them. However, if they smelled bad, I wouldn't appreciate it, since that would be hard to escape from.
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