I also like to dress up at dinner. Our last cruise we chose Personal Choice on Princess. While we dressed up, and always will, the people at the table next to us were not. One showed up wearing tight jeans and flip flops and another a pair of jeans and short shirt (belly showing). I would have no problem if they chose to dine in the alternative Horizon Court. The cruise lines don't seem to know what to do about this conflict. They should go back to the old way. p.s. I'm not an old fuddy duddy!
I'm with you. I love dressing up for dinner. Even my boys ages 3 and 5 wear suits on formal night. The whole cruising idea is supposed to link the past. Making a crossing was a very formal affair. No less than a tux and long gowns. If you wear a suit today, thats fine. Just don't wear casual attire. Am I a young man living in the past? Maybe. The point being if you can afford a cruise, you can afford a suit.