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Old July 30th, 2007, 07:30 PM
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Default Here we go with the jeans again.

Now I know jeans are not worn in the dining room in the evening. I have my dresses all set for that, but my question is, what about the rest of the day? I'm headed to Alaska and if I'm dressed in jeans for a shore excursion and want to grab breakfast in the dining room before I go ashore, is that okay? I'm on NCL. I would hate to get dressed, have breakfast then go change into my jeans for my tour. That is dumb. I know I can just do the buffet, but I might be partial to the dinng room breakfast.
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Jeans are perfectly fine. The only time they are not allowed in NCL dining rooms, other than the buffet, is during dinner.

No need to change.

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relax, jeans are fine for breakfast in the dining room
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Thanks much. It did seem silly to have to change for breakfast but I didn't want to offend anyone.
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I'm sure that your answer is true of Norwegian Cruise Line, which was the OP's question. I just want to add a caution that other cruise lines do have different policies, so anybody cruising another line should check their line's policy rather than relying upon this answer.

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Just got off the NCL Pearl last week and not only are jeans fine during the day, they are now allowed in all restaurants for dinner except the Summer Palace.
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Well I'm apparently going to be over dressed then! I packed way too many nice skirt outfits an dresses for dinner. Then again, I don't think I want to go to dinner in the jeans I went hiking/whale watching/dog sledding in anyway. Thanks for the information. It seems NCL has gone very casual.
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When we did Alaska, we had 3 nights that jeans were fine. They had 2 theme nights, one was Klondike Kountry and the other was 50's night so again jeans were fine. The 3rd night, not sure which port, but it was open sitting dining and no dress code. Jeans and shorts were seen. Ours were nice new black jeans so I really don't think anyone knew anyway.
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Yes, NCL has gone very casual, however on this trip it did not seem to get out of hand. By choice we dined in Indigo (the jeans allowed main dining room) because the service was better and it was quieter. We never wore jeans to dinner but the others who did had very nice jeans and no tank tops (men) or ball caps. I did see them politely turn away one young man who had badly torn jeans.

The good thing is this seems to be the best compromise. Folks who like to dress for dinner can do so with other likeminded people and go to Summer Palace and the jean clad cruisers are not assigned solely to the buffet.

I have always been an opponent to jeans at dinner but this did seem to work. I do not know if the same could have been said if the itinerary was warm weather. We will have to wait and see.

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Well I'm apparently going to be over dressed then! I packed way too many nice skirt outfits an dresses for dinner. Then again, I don't think I want to go to dinner in the jeans I went hiking/whale watching/dog sledding in anyway. Thanks for the information. It seems NCL has gone very casual.
That's pretty much what happens when a cruise line starts advertising "formal optional" (boldface mine, but also added by the minds of those who prefer to "dress down" even on the relic of "dress up" nights)....

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Well I'm apparently going to be over dressed then! I packed way too many nice skirt outfits an dresses for dinner. Then again, I don't think I want to go to dinner in the jeans I went hiking/whale watching/dog sledding in anyway. Thanks for the information. It seems NCL has gone very casual.
One dining room will be designated formal, as in traditional formal, for one evening of the cruise. On three NCL Freestyle cruise I have seen the dress codes (no jeans, shorts, t-shirts) enforced better than any other cruise line. They actually turned away people on the NCL Star.

Your outfits will be very nice for the alternative restaurants and for dinner.

NCL's Freestyle is by no means "SlobStyle".

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I read somewhere that Holland American is starting to allow jeans in the dining room. I have a gorgeous jean pantsuit that I would love to wear.
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