Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Royal Caribbean International
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 16th, 2008, 05:39 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 36
Default Hope I'm not beating a dead horse...........

I'm sure this has been discussed but haven't been able to find just what I need. We have two couple cruising on Liberty in August and would like to consider (for the first time) NOT taking formal clothes for dinner. We'll certainly not appear in casual but thinking of nice polo shirt and slacks for the men and the women.........well, we haven't decided. I've seen some of all of it but just wondered if any of you have done this?

Second questions, if I may. We sailing out of Miami and this is a new port to me. We usually show up about 11:30 AM to start the boarding process but are thinking about going later in order to pick up the other couple from the airport. Would about 2PM be a good time to board? Obviously we're trying to miss all of the lines but I've seen them bad early, mid-day AND late. Any help out there?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 16th, 2008, 06:32 PM
Pootersdad's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: I'd Rather Be Cruising
Posts: 854
Default Formal Dress

Suggested dress on formal nights is jacket/tie for men, cocktail dresses for women. If you show up in Dockers and a polo shirt, you will be underdressed, but not alone. We've seen guys in shorts and flip-flops on formal nights - not my choice, but everyone is different.

As far as boarding time......if you get to the ship and board about 2 p.m., you should be fine. We always board around noon, but that's just our preference.
__________________
Grandeur OTS b2b2b January 2015
Grandeur OTS b2b2b January 2016
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 16th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 287
Default

you won't be kicked out, but you will be underdressed.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old May 16th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Jungle Jane's Avatar
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Snowy New England
Posts: 10
Send a message via AIM to Jungle Jane Send a message via Yahoo to Jungle Jane
Default

You will be underdressed, you may feel out of place, not sure how much you care, but IMO it's disrespectful to ignore a suggested code of dress whether it's on a cruise or a local restaurant, anywhere.

Again, as I said, that is my opinion. To each their own. Flame away.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old May 16th, 2008, 10:02 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 36
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jungle Jane
You will be underdressed, you may feel out of place, not sure how much you care, but IMO it's disrespectful to ignore a suggested code of dress whether it's on a cruise or a local restaurant, anywhere.

Again, as I said, that is my opinion. To each their own. Flame away.
No flaming at all from me. I totally understand and actually agree with all of you. We have dressed according to "suggested dress code" on all of our cruises and have seen more and more NOT doing so. As we were planning this trip we were trying to determine how we could cut back on the luggage that we take and the answer was no formal clothes.

We are not certain that this is the direction we will take. I do want to do what is right but I love the main dining room for dinner but just hate to take all of those extra clothes.

Totally appreciate all of your feedback.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old May 17th, 2008, 04:36 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: new orleans, la
Posts: 7,074
Default

from the male perspective..I appreciate the trying to pack with less and mixing/matching which I think that is the growing trend...I receive GQ magazine at home every month and have started to take note the advertisements and articles about current men's fashions talking about this topic and they have some pretty good suggestions and pictures about this...of course the clothes and styles they show in GQ are alittle out of my price range, but I cut out the pictures and then go to Dillards and find the same styles at a much cheaper price .

you might go online and check it out on a monthly basis and you might see something that might work for your upcoming cruise ..it's all about accessorizing (sp), but women have known that for years 8)
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old May 17th, 2008, 08:25 AM
thecruisequeen's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 11,285
Default

I'm not sure about a polo shirt on formal nite.

I think the women get away with alot more then the men can.

A man has to be in jacket and tie to be considered formal however I have seen many many many women with the plain office dress on formal nite. The ladies just add heels and accessories and think the office dress is formal.

Enjoy your cruise no matter what you decide to wear on formal!!
__________________
CQ's Cruise Resume

Vision Of The Seas
Independence Of The Seas
Allure Of The Seas
Carnival Breeze
Oasis Of The Seas x3
Liberty Of The Seas x4
Freedom Of The Seas x3
Navigator Of The Seas x2
Explorer Of The Seas x2
Voyager Of The Seas
Enchantment Of The Seas
Rhapsody Of The Seas
Majesty Of The Seas
Monarch Of The Seas
Sovereign Of The Seas
Celebrity Mercury
Carnival Victory
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
alot, women

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
beating the system Deakon Carnival Cruise Lines 13 October 20th, 2007 08:26 PM
New Orleans police beating video nolou525 Chit - Chat for Cruisers 2 October 14th, 2005 09:52 PM
Beating the Carnival dead horse Dorothy Travel Gripes! 8 April 1st, 2005 04:26 PM
Nearly Dead? Dalen Chit - Chat for Cruisers 2 March 18th, 2003 07:59 AM
Not dead, but buried Chyna Chit - Chat for Cruisers 2 August 1st, 2002 01:53 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:34 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1