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badknees November 13th, 2011 11:35 PM

Jeans for casual wear
 
Do you see many jeans on Princess cruises? I mean good jeans not tattered.
And also I mean for casual activities. We know how to dress for cruise casual and formal times.

Trackypup November 13th, 2011 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by badknees (Post 1401266)
Do you see many jeans on Princess cruises? I mean good jeans not tattered.
And also I mean for casual activities. We know how to dress for cruise casual and formal times.

I wouldn't say "Many" but enough that you wouldn't stick out.

johnthed0g November 14th, 2011 06:27 AM

Wear what you like during the day, if that's what you mean? In fact even in the evening there are "jeans" & "jeans," the two extremes are a man in baggy jeans that he would wear in the garden & an elegant woman in fashionable tailored jeans.

Trip November 14th, 2011 08:23 AM

In speaking about wearing jeans on a Caribbean cruise, I often wonder why anyone would want to wear such a heavy fabric in the tropical heat. Much more comfortable in lighter weight fabrics

Donna November 14th, 2011 09:27 AM

I almost was always in nice jeans when cruising in Alaska on Princess. We opted for eating dinner in the Horizon Court most evenings and it was fine. I agree, a bit warm for the Caribbean, but these days acceptable for sure.

Golden1 November 14th, 2011 11:58 AM

Too heavy for outside, but inside the ship in the bars and casinos is always freezing!

Trackypup November 14th, 2011 12:37 PM

How can they be too heavy for outside, the OP hasn't stated where they're cruising.

Gazelle2 November 18th, 2011 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Trackypup (Post 1401326)
How can they be too heavy for outside, the OP hasn't stated where they're cruising.

The cruise involved in the OP's question is a 10-Day Southern Caribbean Cruise on the Emerald Princess sailing on November 28, 2011.

poppadock November 18th, 2011 07:41 PM

jeans
 
Jeans R great U can wear them anytime. :cool:

johnthed0g November 19th, 2011 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by poppadock (Post 1401976)
Jeans R great U can wear them anytime. :cool:

Hmmm...not anytime, but a useful garment.

RichC November 28th, 2011 04:10 PM

We just got back from the Emerald & there weren't as many people wearing jeans as in past cruises but anyone who did wear them in the dining rooms no matter what the style were accepted form the regular garden variety to dress styles. I even wore a pair going to the dining room on formal night later in the evening for dessert- no questions asked.

johnthed0g November 28th, 2011 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by RichC (Post 1403238)
We just got back from the Emerald & there weren't as many people wearing jeans as in past cruises but anyone who did wear them in the dining rooms no matter what the style were accepted form the regular garden variety to dress styles. I even wore a pair going to the dining room on formal night later in the evening for dessert- no questions asked.

You wore jeans in the dining room on a formal night but just went in there for dessert...have I got this right?

busterboy December 6th, 2011 09:13 AM

Jeans are fine on colder climate cruises, do not think you will want them in the warmer islands. I have seen people turned away many times at the dining rooms with jeans on, so would not suggest wearing them there. You can of course wear them in the buffet dining area. Would think you would want to wear dress casual in the dining rooms except on formal nights. We usually skip formal nights and eat in the buffet dining room as it has the same food.

RichC December 7th, 2011 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by johnthed0g (Post 1403240)
You wore jeans in the dining room on a formal night but just went in there for dessert...have I got this right?

On formal nights I wear my dress pants for dinner & either a long sleeve dress shirt or Polo without the jacket since I like being comfortable on vacation. After dinner I change as fast as possible to my jeans & T shirt. When we went back to the AT restaurant for dessert at 9PM there were still some people eating dinner but jeans & T shirt were fine at that time of night, even if we wanted a full meal.

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Originally Posted by busterboy (Post 1404471)
Jeans are fine on colder climate cruises, do not think you will want them in the warmer islands. I have seen people turned away many times at the dining rooms with jeans on, so would not suggest wearing them there. You can of course wear them in the buffet dining area. Would think you would want to wear dress casual in the dining rooms except on formal nights. We usually skip formal nights and eat in the buffet dining room as it has the same food.

The only time jeans might be turned away from the dining room on Princess might be early on a formal evening but other than that people wear them all the time.
btw- The food is ALWAYS better in the dining room than the buffet and all the food selections are not the same as the DR. Sometimes they will have some of the same items but don't count on it.

Donna December 7th, 2011 02:19 PM

I too used to think the food was better in the dinning room, but not anymore. The selections in the Horizon Court for dinner were excellent and you could choose and get as much as you want of any selection. I think more and more cruisers are on to taking advantage of the buffet for dinner. Until the last few years I never even considered this option, now we hardly go to the MDR for dinner, so keep that in mind.

fun2cruiz December 7th, 2011 03:30 PM

Food is so subject to personal opinion.... I personally have enjoyed the buffet style dining and found the food to be as good or better than served in the MDR and in most cases many more options to choose from...... It's all about "opinion"

johnthed0g December 7th, 2011 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by RichC (Post 1404686)
On formal nights I wear my dress pants for dinner & either a long sleeve dress shirt or Polo without the jacket since I like being comfortable on vacation. After dinner I change as fast as possible to my jeans & T shirt. When we went back to the AT restaurant for dessert at 9PM there were still some people eating dinner but jeans & T shirt were fine at that time of night, even if we wanted a full meal.

Very different outlook on the term "formal," I think of formal as suit & tie at the least, but Tux as the norm. Also on the ships I go on the MDR doors would be closed about 15 minutes or so after the dinner sitting on fixed dining, can't imagine just going in the MDR for dessert.

RichC December 8th, 2011 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by johnthed0g (Post 1404742)
Very different outlook on the term "formal," I think of formal as suit & tie at the least, but Tux as the norm. Also on the ships I go on the MDR doors would be closed about 15 minutes or so after the dinner sitting on fixed dining, can't imagine just going in the MDR for dessert.

Maybe they do things differently over there by ships leaving from the US are much more lenient in their dress code & the dining room doors never close. Not that I would show up very late for regular dining but I'd almost venture to say they would accommodate a person arriving 1 hour after opening.
We very often go back to the main dining room for dessert since there desserts are always better than the buffet. At 9 PM in the evening the place is usually only 1/4 full of diners finishing up a late meal.

johnthed0g December 8th, 2011 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by RichC (Post 1404862)
Maybe they do things differently over there by ships leaving from the US are much more lenient in their dress code & the dining room doors never close. Not that I would show up very late for regular dining but I'd almost venture to say they would accommodate a person arriving 1 hour after opening.
We very often go back to the main dining room for dessert since there desserts are always better than the buffet. At 9 PM in the evening the place is usually only 1/4 full of diners finishing up a late meal.

Fixed time dining is regarded as normal, with "freedom/anytime" also coming in. We tend to be required to turn up for dinner promptly as tables are arranged for groups of pre arranged numbers, don't know how it works on freedom style dining as we have not yet done it. On P&O for instance, they close the doors on the fixed sittings about 20 minutes after the time stated..dunno new one on me.

Manuel December 8th, 2011 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Trip (Post 1401295)
In speaking about wearing jeans on a Caribbean cruise, I often wonder why anyone would want to wear such a heavy fabric in the tropical heat. Much more comfortable in lighter weight fabrics

That's the way I feel.

TM

busterboy December 14th, 2011 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by RichC (Post 1404686)
On formal nights I wear my dress pants for dinner & either a long sleeve dress shirt or Polo without the jacket since I like being comfortable on vacation. After dinner I change as fast as possible to my jeans & T shirt. When we went back to the AT restaurant for dessert at 9PM there were still some people eating dinner but jeans & T shirt were fine at that time of night, even if we wanted a full meal.



The only time jeans might be turned away from the dining room on Princess might be early on a formal evening but other than that people wear them all the time.
btw- The food is ALWAYS better in the dining room than the buffet and all the food selections are not the same as the DR. Sometimes they will have some of the same items but don't count on it.

I did a repositioning cruise last year on the Ruby Princess and saw several guys and a girl turned away for the dining room because of jeans. Maybe you just have not seen it. I have also seen it on Holland American and NCL. Of course this is not true in the buffet but for the Tranditional Dining Rooms seems to be the norm. Why would anyone want to dress in jeans for dinner anyway when it is suppose a nice dinner? Guess it takes all kinds and people with no class.

RichC December 15th, 2011 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by busterboy (Post 1405728)
I did a repositioning cruise last year on the Ruby Princess and saw several guys and a girl turned away for the dining room because of jeans. Maybe you just have not seen it. I have also seen it on Holland American and NCL. Of course this is not true in the buffet but for the Tranditional Dining Rooms seems to be the norm. Why would anyone want to dress in jeans for dinner anyway when it is suppose a nice dinner? Guess it takes all kinds and people with no class.

I guess you didn't get the jest of my post. I would probably expect the head waiters to refuse entrance to people dressed in jeans & T shirts on a formal evening BUT at 9PM & later the dining rooms are winding down for the evening with a few stragglers finishing their dinners.
We eat early and just went back for dessert on a few different occasions and sat by ourselves at a table for 2. At that time of night you could have been dressed anyway you please & have been seated. They were more interested in cleaning up the DR for the next day along with serving the remaining people to get them out.

Perhaps I should have redressed in formal clothing for the late night dessert to satisfy some folks. rofl

LisaK December 16th, 2011 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by johnthed0g (Post 1404742)
Very different outlook on the term "formal," I think of formal as suit & tie at the least, but Tux as the norm. Also on the ships I go on the MDR doors would be closed about 15 minutes or so after the dinner sitting on fixed dining, can't imagine just going in the MDR for dessert.

John, not to many years ago this was the "norm" on cruise lines sailing from the US. The Maitre D would turn guests away who weren't dressed accordingly, and he would close the dining room doors 15-20 minutes after seating time.

Golden1 December 20th, 2011 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by RichC (Post 1405783)
I guess you didn't get the jest of my post. I would probably expect the head waiters to refuse entrance to people dressed in jeans & T shirts on a formal evening BUT at 9PM & later the dining rooms are winding down for the evening with a few stragglers finishing their dinners.
We eat early and just went back for dessert on a few different occasions and sat by ourselves at a table for 2. At that time of night you could have been dressed anyway you please & have been seated. They were more interested in cleaning up the DR for the next day along with serving the remaining people to get them out.

Perhaps I should have redressed in formal clothing for the late night dessert to satisfy some folks. rofl

Could you have gone to the Buffet at that point for dessert?

RichC December 21st, 2011 06:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Golden1 (Post 1406313)
Could you have gone to the Buffet at that point for dessert?

Sure we could have, but they don't have ice cream/sorbet at the buffet and the desserts are always much better in the dining room, so why not.
You should try having a late dessert sometime in the DR. It's much more relaxed without having to rush yourself to get to a show in order to get a seat and the service is much better.

johnthed0g December 21st, 2011 10:37 AM

So you would dress formally, have dinner, then change out of your formal gear for some reason, then decide you want dessert so you would go back to the MDR in your casual clothes, expect to be seated just for dessert among people who were dressed for dinner?? Have I got this right??

DeepSpace December 22nd, 2011 01:04 AM

Jeans are always nice to have with you, but a pair of slacks or dockers for casual evening is great.


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