Nice review â thanks for sharing! I learned the Norwegian âshoe ruleâ the hard way too. I donât remember what ship we were on, but we werenât allowed in an included dining room because I had nice sandals on. Our room was one deck away and I had loafers by the door; I was back in two minutes but they refused to seat my wife until they saw Iâd complied. They explained that this rule only applied at one included and one specialty restaurant (the French one) and sandals were fine at every other dining venue. Weâve found you can often get seated right away in the âshoe restaurantâ while thereâs a wait elsewhere. So now I wear some comfortable loafers just in case â but they still canât make me wear socks!