DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Cruise Attire

It seems to me that cruisers have taken casual to a whole new level of sloppy.  I saw so many people dressed in shorts/shirts that looked like something you would do yard work wearing. I like "casual" but are people taking it too far?

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Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

I do see a lot more shall we say relaxed dress on the cruise lines lately. I have noticed that it does seem to upset some people. I do continue to dress casual on most nights, frankly I'm addicted to Tommy Bahama and I enjoy wearing my nice shirts. I have stopped taking a tux, but will take a sport coat and tie. I do not let the dress of others bother me.

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

The way other people dress is none of my business, and it wouldn't bother me if our tablemates were wearing tank tops and torn cut offs on cruise elegant evening. We enjoy the MDR for the food and ambiance, not to judge others like some of the posts I've read on John Heald's Facebook page.

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I don’t really care what people wear, you should be comfortable on your vacation.  It does bother me if a cruise line sets a standard and fails to enforce it.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Back in the old days I packed a dark suit or Tux.   In those days I also had to be suit and tie for the office everyday.   Now I'm retired and only need a suit for a wedding or funeral.   For short 7 night or less domestic cruise I may wear dockers, dress shirt and maybe a tie,  If cruising in Europe I will take my Tux.   For the 3 or 4 night party cruise I'll take a nice long sleeve shirt with some design on it and nice jeans.

 

I see dress codes on cruises changing the same as in the business world.  If the way other people dress disturb you,  then the MDR food must not be good enough to keep your attention 

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

I do miss the fact that is is socially acceptable to use a bathing suite as every day attire... I don't think I can get away with a bathing suite and cover up at work Crying

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

 

Yes! People aren't being taught appropriate dress anymore.

 

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

 

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Doesn't disturb me just curious why some people take casual to mean sloppy. The MDR suits me just fine thank you very much.

akaGrandmaJo
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

We like casual dress, but skip MDR on elegant nights.  We want to relax, and dressing up isn't relaxing for us.  For us, Lido buffet is the appropriate venue for us on elegant night. 

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I, for one, would not want to sit across the table from someone displaying his hairy armpits.

I do not care if you wear a tux, a suit, a tie without a jacket, or a polo shirt, but underwear is supposed to be worn under something.Angry

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