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Old October 7th, 2009, 08:42 PM
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is formal wear expected in the specialty dining rooms on formal nights?
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Old October 8th, 2009, 10:19 AM
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Yes, it's expected in all dining venues except for the buffets.
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Old October 8th, 2009, 12:02 PM
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Yes and I think even more so than the FDR.
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Old October 8th, 2009, 12:43 PM
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Absolutely not true. Formal wear is not required in the speciality dining rooms. We booked sabatinis & the crown grill on CB in March on the formal nights. The Crown Grill was a sea of golf shirts.

You can also check on the princess website and it will give you more information.
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Old October 8th, 2009, 05:16 PM
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Absolutely not true. Formal wear is not required in the speciality dining rooms. We booked sabatinis & the crown grill on CB in March on the formal nights. The Crown Grill was a sea of golf shirts.

You can also check on the princess website and it will give you more information.
This is 100% correct. Specialty dining is not formal
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Old October 8th, 2009, 07:23 PM
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2 say "yes"....two say "no"
Not much further ahead than i was before!

BUT.......you did take the time to respond, and i thank you!
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Old October 9th, 2009, 04:43 PM
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You will find the official answer on the Princess website. It is not formal in the specialty restaurants. I checked before we left on the CB.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 12:05 AM
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ok............."no" edges ahead by 1.

i am going to accept, therefor, SUN~ as having the definitive answer.

And thanx to all who participated in the quiz!
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Old October 11th, 2009, 12:38 AM
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We ate at Sabattini's one night.. four of us...two of the gentlemen were dressed in tuxes...Parrot Pop had a dark jacket...and I must admit Parrot Mom (that's me) was in formal wear... That I'm sure will add to your confusion.. but seriously even though this was an older crowd most men did not wear tuxes, but dark suits.. There was one gentleman who for some ungodly reason changed into a jump suit every single night after dinner..I do think that gentlemen should at least wear a sports or dark jacket on formal night.. Women always seem to dress appropriately..
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Some people do dress up in the alternate restaurants, but it is not required. I would avoid jeans and a T shirt but almost anything else works. Cruising is moving toward more casual clothes ever year. Some people like it others don't that's why the conflicting answers. A good rule of thumb is to wear what you would wear to a nice restaurant at home. Have a great trip. Mike
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Haven't really checked the Princess website about this.........but in my experience, I have seen people come in dressed to the nines and people right behind them dressed in jeans and button down shirts. Never saw any t-shirts. If getting dressed up is an issue for you - I would just stick to a nice pair of slacks and a blouse.
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The only ruling that Princess has regarding the specialty restaurants is
"NO SHORTS" .
Most people dress in a business casual attire & I've attended wearing my jeans & golf shirt on a casual evening without question. My wife had on a pair of slacks with a dressy top. It's in keeping what we would wear to any restaurant at home.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 01:31 AM
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The Specialty Restaurants provide intimate dining in an upscale atmosphere, so your dress can be casual. No shorts.

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