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Old August 8th, 2005, 11:19 AM
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Default What to wear on a cruise?

I've never been on a cruise - ever - and was hoping to get some guidance as what it considered appropriate (not too stylish, too tacky, etc.).

I'm not concern about the formal nights as suits/tux is simple. It's what whould I wear as casual attire, and for pool side? Are trousers too uptight? Will Bermuda shorts work? Are speedos for the pool ok, or should I bring a pair of knee length shorts just in case?
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Old August 8th, 2005, 06:25 PM
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Hi Eagle,

You will be fine during the day with any kind of shorts and a t-shirt or polo shirt. I think you'd be too hot in slacks, unless you are going to Alaska.

If you look REALLY good in a speedo, that's okay, but please look in the mirror with a critical eye first! I have seen some men in speedos who should have been in those "old fashioned" suits from the 1920's! I personally like the look of the knee length swim trunks on most men.

For casual nights, slacks and a polo shirt or short sleeved collared shirt are fine.

You can also post your question on the "Cruise Dress/Packing" board and get lots more advice!

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Old August 9th, 2005, 09:46 AM
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for day time- shorts, t-shirts, tank,muscle or A-shirts are just fine
most men wear swimtrunks, or board shorts. - I don't like Speedo's on any
man unless he is a competitive swimmer in a race.
for casual evenings - nice pants - most men wear the Docker's type with a polo shirt,
short sleeve button-down or hawaiian print shirt, with a nice
casual loafer, boat shoe or leather sandal
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Old August 11th, 2005, 04:44 PM
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no speedo's please please
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Old August 11th, 2005, 11:43 PM
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no fishnet stockings or purple boa's either. (at least outside your stateroom).
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Old August 12th, 2005, 01:03 AM
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Eagle, if you are going with your girlfriend, let her pick out your clothes (women know what they like you to wear)..if you are going with a bunch of guys, have a female that you are friends with go shopping with you (women know what other women like)
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Old August 24th, 2005, 04:49 PM
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Hmmm let's see .... I would have to say NO to the speedo. Just a pair of regular swim trunks or the board shorts are a safe bet for the pool.

Casual wear .... just shorts and a light weight shirt like a tank top or something that you won't sweat to death in. Sandals or flip flops are good for day and night if you aren't going to the formal dining room. I would not wear trousers/slacks anywhere near the pool, not only is it not the right look for a pool, but it is going to be HOT!

Wear what you would wear on any summer/fall vacation.

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Old August 25th, 2005, 04:43 AM
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If your goal is a good tan, then by all means wear the speedos, you will not be the only one by far.

I figure it this way, the girls wear bikinis to tan, why should the guys not wear speedos for the same reason. You may want to bring both styles anyway depending on what your plans are.

But then again I live in Europe and we don't really care what people look like in their swimsuits.


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