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Old January 31st, 2002, 11:06 PM
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I completely argee about the too casual atmosphere of cruising. When I'm at dinner on a formal night, I cannot believe it when I see some couple or family walk into the dining room in jeans and flannel shirts. It's not as if there aren't other options for dining if they want to stay "sloppy chic". We as a nation have become much too casual about everything in our lives. We're casual about parenting our children and we're casual about our appearance. I find it interesting that many companies who just a few years ago embraced casual dress in the workplace, are now reversing that and requiring their employees to dress professionally. I can't seem to get peole to understand that dressing up for formal night is one of the best parts of cruising, and the one thing that will most likely provide the best cruise memories. If you want to be casual, then cruise on one of the ships made for casual cruising like Windjammer or Windstar.
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you state....."I can't seem to get peole to understand that dressing up for formal night is one of the best parts of cruising, and the one thing that will most likely provide the best cruise memories. "........That is your opinion, so it's okay if some don't agree about whats the best part of cruising.
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Old February 1st, 2002, 02:13 PM
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I don't know if being casual about our appearance is up there with being casual about more important things like raising children, but it certainly shows who has problems conforming to a simple rule. Conformity is so much easier than non-conformity. Why is it so difficult for some people? If you want to eat dinner in the dining room, you dress up. If you don't want to dress up, you eat on the Lido deck. Not a big deal. How much are you really going to miss out on by eating on the Lido deck? I don't like dressing up either, but I think the cruiselines are more than fair to all guests by offering the options.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 06:00 PM
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I don't know if being casual about our appearance is up there with being casual about more important things like raising children, but it certainly shows who has problems conforming to a simple rule. Conformity is so much easier than non-conformity. Why is it so difficult for some people? If you want to eat dinner in the dining room, you dress up. If you don't want to dress up, you eat on the Lido deck. Not a big deal. How much are you really going to miss out on by eating on the Lido deck? I don't like dressing up either, but I think the cruiselines are more than fair to all guests by offering the options.
so true! and as far as I am concerned with the "This is my vacation why do I have to dress up?" I feel like saying-yes it is fine to go in whatever you are wearing after a day in an amusemant park to Bob Evans or Cracker Barrel. Heck after a day like that you are TOO tired to go back to the hotel and change clothing-but cruising is differant-it is a very relaxing vacation-low key-and changing for dinner is simple and no big deal-since your room is usually just a couple of decks from the dinningroom.

Now that many lines allow jeans at dinner. Why the big deal about "formal night" which is real not formal anyway-you dress up for "after 5"- there no need to wear a ballgown or tux if you do not want to-just dress up a couple of notches more then normal!
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Old January 14th, 2008, 06:40 PM
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Okay a big question: What exactly do you feel you are conforming too? Those that feel they should "conform"?

A ship rule, no,,,, thats just a recommendation, Not a RULE

So what are you conforming to is "others expectations" of you. People you have never met before or will see again,,mmm.

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I am going on my first cruise this Sunday, and I am looking forward to dressing up! Formal attire means just that, formal dresses & tuxes/dark suits. Where do jeans and t-shirts fall under the formal category??
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This is a subject that is fact ,you want to be unformal in a sea of well dressed cruisemates thats up to you,but please no lovebeads or nehru jackets can i wear my pinkie ring you gals can splash a lil pitulie oil on wait this is 2008??
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This is a subject that is fact ,you want to be unformal in a sea of well dressed cruisemates thats up to you,but please no lovebeads or nehru jackets can i wear my pinkie ring you gals can splash a lil pitulie oil on wait this is 2008??
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No i like indians but that fashion jacket lasted all of maybe one month,besides im more of a rolling stones type,forget the beatles
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No i like indians but that fashion jacket lasted all of maybe one month,besides im more of a rolling stones type,forget the beatles
so you are saying you're a BROWN SUGAR or START ME UP kinda guy? Hope you dont have any SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL, either

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This thread is getting too wierd, so let me back up a few entries. A"suggestion" not a "rule"??? I don't think so, formal attire is listed as REQUIRED, often on a sign right at the entrance to the dining room, as well as on your daily info.
My complaint is with the term "informal". Perhaps if this was changed to "semi-formal" there would be less confusion. People seem to know, for the most part, what formal means and also casual. But informal runs the gamut from VERY casual up to what would be acceptable as formal. To many cruisers informal equals NOT formal therefore I can wear whatever I want.
I enjoy dressing up for formal night. What chance do I have at home to put on the ritz and feel like Cinderella at the ball.
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Dont let the lil things bother you,if you feel and look great thats all that matters. Theres no fashion police onboard as far as i know Dont worry be happy
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I love the idea of formal night. DH and I haven't cruised yet, ut we are rather excited about dressing up. There aren't many occassions for the average adult to dress up, so why not enjoy it??? Like many people have said, if you despise dressing up, then eat elsewhere on those evenings!
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That's usually the problem though... people who despise dressing up are not eating elsewhere on those evenings, they're still coming to the main dining room in shorts and whatnot... but blame can be passed to the cruise ships for not being more strict on their dress codes.
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That's usually the problem though... people who despise dressing up are not eating elsewhere on those evenings, they're still coming to the main dining room in shorts and whatnot... but blame can be passed to the cruise ships for not being more strict on their dress codes.
There's the answer,cruise lines need to enforce the rules.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 12:29 PM
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I enjoy formal evenings in the dining room. If the cruise staff doesn't enforce the dress code and passengers wish to show up for dinner in jeans and flannel shirts and are comfortable with that (I hear that rebel yell!) - hey, who am I to judge!?

If DH & I decide to skip formal night(s), we prefer to eat at one of the other dining venues.

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This is a subject that is fact ,you want to be unformal in a sea of well dressed cruisemates thats up to you,but please no lovebeads or nehru jackets can i wear my pinkie ring you gals can splash a lil pitulie oil on wait this is 2008??
Nehru jackets? Ya have something against Indians Big daddy in high definition

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