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Old July 5th, 2005, 08:27 PM
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Is it OK to change into more casual clothes after dinner (shorts, sneakers, etc) for evening activities such as shows and the casino. We will be going on our first cruise next month on a RCI Voyager class ship.
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Old July 5th, 2005, 08:31 PM
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Absolutely! Even on formal nights. Enjoy!!!!!!

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Old July 5th, 2005, 08:37 PM
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Enjoy yourself, be comfortable and have a great time. I never did understand the concept of staying dressed up, so I either change, or wear something very comfortable.

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Old July 5th, 2005, 08:58 PM
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Of course, change your clothes, you don't want to be spilling Pina Coladas on your good clothes or soiling them with all that dirty money you're going to win in the Casino.
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Old July 5th, 2005, 10:09 PM
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My husband and I also like to change into more comfortable clothes for the shows and the casino. HOWEVER... beware, on formal night on Celebrity (I know this is the RC message board) but anyway, he was turned away from the show because he had taken off his tie. He still had on a nice dress shirt and slacks. So, we skipped the show and went and made a donation in the casino. Probably had more fun anyway. For this reason, we prefer RC. Celebrity was a little older crowd and a little too stuffy for us.
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Old July 5th, 2005, 10:39 PM
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Turned away from the show because he took off his tie??? That is WAY too stuffy for me! Guess I'll never be cruising Celebrity...that's ridiculous!!!

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Old July 6th, 2005, 09:44 AM
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I have cruised extensivley on both Celebrity and Royal Caribbean. I NEVER heard of being turned away from going into the evenig show for lack of a tie. Either this story is fabricated, or there is a lot more to it.

While Celebrity may be a tad more upscale than Royal Caribbean - it is not a much older crowd nor is it stuffy by any sense of the imagination.

I have found that some ships do tend to be a bit more casual than other - that's for sure. I have been on the Voyager of the Seas numerous times and was struck by how casual that ship is. Very few guests even bother getting dressed for formal nights, and those that do immediately change after dinner. Guests on Radiance class ships seem to be a bit more upscale as do those on Celebrity. But with that siad, quite a lot of people change after dinner and NO ONE is ever excluded from any activity because of dress.
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I have been on five celebrity cruises and never have been turned away from a show because my husband changed his clothes. Since they offer an alternative dining room, it occurs to me that those people go because they don;t want to dress and I can;t see that they would turn them away from the show. It really doesn;t make sense.

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We have changed clothes on formal nights and went to shows in casual clothes. I can't see why they would tell someone they are not permitted in the shows with casual clothes on. It seems a little strange. We did see a man turned down in the dining room for dinner because he was wearing shorts and a tee shirt. How about the people that don't dress up for formal nights?? Their choice, their vacations. That's why they opt for buffet lines. But turned down for shows?? I wonder.
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Cathy, what ship was that on, that your husband was turned away for not having on a tie. Certainly would not want to make the mistake of booking it anytime soon.

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Old July 6th, 2005, 05:22 PM
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Slotaddict,
You bring up a very good point. On formal nights, those that don't wish to dress can eat at a number of alternative venues. Then they have the rest of the evening to enjoy all of the activities onboard, regardless of how they are attired.

Shorts and a t-shirt in the dining room for dinner is always forbidden, doesn't matter what ship or what cruise line. That is just a matter of common courtesy to the other guests, even on those casual nights. I would not want to go to dinner in the dining room with guests in t-shirts. I do that for breakfast and lunch.
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We were on Voyager in March, you will enjoy her, she is a great ship. No problem changing after dinner...pretty laid back. Like others can't understand why someone would be turned away from the show...all ships offer alternative dining for those who don't dress as suggested or those who prefer the alternative dining...do they have to run back to their cabin after dinner and throw on formal clothes to see the show? Of course not. Maybe Cathy100 could come and tell us how long ago this was. There was a time (believe it or not) when the dress request was for the entire evening. Crazy but true.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 08:42 PM
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Thanks to all for your input. It was very informative!
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Old July 7th, 2005, 02:38 PM
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I love getting dressed up & staying that way. I actually feel more self-conscious in casual clothes.

That said, the guidelines do say "evening" attire which to me means all evening. Most people have generally interpreted that to mean in the dining room for dinner & the majority of passangers seem to go back to their cabins after dinner to change.

On my first cruise on formal night we went out for a cocktail after dinner; when we came back to the midnight buffet the people in our party were the only people on the ship still in formal wear. Some woman grabbed my SO & pulled him into a conga line cooing "I just love a man in a tux" ; fortunately for her I was more interested in all of the chocolate at that particular moment. :-D
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Old July 7th, 2005, 03:37 PM
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Apparantly Cathy doesn;t want to tell us what ship it was.

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