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Old June 11th, 2008, 04:44 PM
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It seems that less and less people are dressing up for formal night. We saw blue jeans and even shorts with t-shirts being worn on formal night and the others as well. The crusieline does not enforce their dresscode policy.

Me, I like to dress up. I don't get to do it often.
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Did you see this in the dining room at dinner? I sure hope not. Or were they just walking around? Maybe they ate in the buffet or room service. If it were in the main dining room, I think I would have said something to our Head Waiter or even higher.
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No..we saw this in the dining room on formal night.
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Me, I like to dress up. I don't get to do it often.
Ya know... you don't have to go on a cruise to "dress up"
You could take your honey to a special restaurant any time you want and get dressed to the nines.
(My guess is we score big brownie points from the wives also!)
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Ignore the jeans set. Enjoy dressing up-it's so fun. Also you can dress up more often if you go to Chops or another specialty dining room. The extra charge is very much worth it.
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I also saw people dressed casually in the dining room on formal night. I think it takes away from my experience when people do not follow the rules. The maitre d's don't seem to say anything to these guests so I have to leave it as a "negative comment" on the end of cruise survey. I believe in the "be slow to criticize and quick to praise" but this really is a pet peeve of mine!
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It upsets me too when we are all dressed up on formal night in the dining room and people are there in jeans and t-shirts.

Although, as soon as we are done, we change into comfortable clothes, but in the dining room on formal night, everybody should look nice!
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It just did not sit right with me to see someone walk in on formal night wearing flip flops, shorts and a t-shirt.
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I think it's fun to watch the people line up for their photo portraits on formal nights, that way you can see all the beautiful dresses and hair and makeup, lots of handsome men, they look so great in tuxedos. I think getting in a whiney snit and "reporting" someone is childish, grow up-cruises are for a good time-don't be snobby and let others get into your mind set. Or you could go on Seabourne or another "exclusive" expensive ship and see the REAL money people dressed to the hilt.
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While things like shorts and tank tops are expressly "forbidden," other modes of dress, including formal, are usually just "suggestions" on most mainstream cruiselines. Thus, there is really nothing the maitre d' can say to someone coming to the dining room in jeans no matter how he feels about it. He can, and should, refuse admittance to anyone in shorts.

Having said that, I consider it terribly disrespectful to both the cruiseline and my fellow passengers to dress in any way other than that suggested for any given night. If I were invited to a formal wedding (which I have been), I would never disrespect my hosts and show up in clamdiggers.
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gerif - i totally agree with your point of view.
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i find this so ironic because we saw people being turned away from the Windjammer because their bathing suits weren't covered up
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