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20 days before our cruise and My husband is wondering if he can wear shorts to dinner when not formal nights? What is suitable? I have heard they are allowed at lunch and breakfast but are Dress Shorts allowed for Dinner?

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20 days before our cruise and My husband is wondering if he can wear shorts to dinner when not formal nights? What is suitable? I have heard they are allowed at lunch and breakfast but are Dress Shorts allowed for Dinner?

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Only if they are on under his pants

Shorts are allowed in the 24 hr Horizon Court (Lido Deck)... and you can choose to have dinner there.
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20 days before our cruise and My husband is wondering if he can wear shorts to dinner when not formal nights? What is suitable? I have heard they are allowed at lunch and breakfast but are Dress Shorts allowed for Dinner?

Thanks for the help
Kuki's statement that shorts are allowed at the buffet in the Horizon Court at dinner is accurate, but there's a bit more to the story than that. Princess's policy on evening dress is that the prescribed evening attire applies throughout the ship except in designated "casual" areas (typically the buffet area and the pool area, where some ships feature Movies Under the Stars, AKA "MUTS"). In particular, shorts are NOT allowed in the show rooms, night clubs, the lounges that have live music or the casino, in addition to the main dining room, so your husband's choices of entertainment will be very limited if he does not follow the dress code.

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Cruise4two,
He needs to have a pair of docker type pants for the dining room at night. We just got off the Caribbean Princess last week and there were many men and ladies in shorts at the show, piano bar lounge, Club Fusion and Exployer's Lounge and casino after 5 pm. Because of the many dining choices, more are opting not to dress for the dining rooms and just stay casual all night.

On the front of each daily Princess Patter (daily activites list) there is a place that states:
Dress Code: Shorts and T-Shirts are NOT permitted in the Dining Rooms. No short sleeves are allowed on Formal Night.

There is no mention of no shorts allowed in any other place. Have fun.
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Excuse my ignorance as an Aussie but can someone describe 'docker pants' what are they ? (Somebody said they are OK for ship's restaurant.) Thanks.

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Hi NSWP;
"Docker" is just a brand name for a regular cotton long leg pants. Not real dressy, but decent looking and comfortable.
Hope you have a great cruise.

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P.S. I really enjoyed your beautiful country back in the '60's when I got to visit there on "rest and relaxation" leave. I hope to get back there again someday. 8)
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In particular, shorts are NOT allowed in the show rooms, night clubs, the lounges that have live music or the casino, in addition to the main dining room, so your husband's choices of entertainment will be very limited if he does not follow the dress code.

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Norm's comment used to be true (and not that long ago either!). As others have said, since people are eating in the Buffet, the Caribe, in their cabins, etc. the dress code is only enforced in the Dining Rooms on Princess ships (and maybe not too strictly there either!). Some people even dress appropriately for dinner, and then go back to their cabins to change into something more comfortable before heading to the shows, lounges and bars. It's just the way it is nowadays on Princess.
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No shorts in the dining room.
...at dinner time. It's okay to wear shorts at breakfast and lunch in the dining room.
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I concur with everything TODD has said, cause that's how I live at sea.


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We were behind a large family group of about 15 people one night at dinner. About five of them were not allowed to enter the dining room. The men and teenage boys were wearing dirty t-shirts and shorts. A young teenage girl with a dirty cut-off mini jeans skirt was allowed to go in. She should have been sent back to change too!
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We were behind a large family group of about 15 people one night at dinner. About five of them were not allowed to enter the dining room. The men and teenage boys were wearing dirty t-shirts and shorts. A young teenage girl with a dirty cut-off mini jeans skirt was allowed to go in. She should have been sent back to change too!
You can always go the buffet if you don't want to wear pants.
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OK, I can understand how they may have thought they could get into the Dining Room with shorts and a mini jeans skirt (and she did!). But, dirty t-shirts and a dirty skirt!?! Dirty clothes belong in the hamper/laundry, not on people, and certainly not at dinner!
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I just got off the Dawn Princess, round trip SF-Mexican Riviera. I passed by the assigned seating dining room (Venetian, I belive) at the end of the first seating and beginning of the second seating on a non-formal night and a LOT of men were exiting and entering in shorts. I think prevailing circumstances rule.
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Norm's comment used to be true (and not that long ago either!).
Has Princess changed the stated policy?

Because the norms of social etiquette require compliance therewith, even if other passengers are hell-bent on proving their ignorance. Thus, the only appropriate advice is to comply with the stated policy.

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As others have said, since people are eating in the Buffet, the Caribe, in their cabins, etc. the dress code is only enforced in the Dining Rooms on Princess ships (and maybe not too strictly there either!). Some people even dress appropriately for dinner, and then go back to their cabins to change into something more comfortable before heading to the shows, lounges and bars. It's just the way it is nowadays on Princess.
If it's a matter of enforcement, the line could decide to crack down at any time.

In any case, flaunting of dress codes and the line's failure to enforce them were a major factor in my decision to change cruise lines about four years ago, and I know that I'm not alone on this. In fact, it's pretty obvious from the drop in fares when other lines are raising them.

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