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Old 10-09-2012, 02:05 PM   #1
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Another stupid dress code question

Since we will be at WDW for 5 days before the three day Dream cruise, do not know that dress clothes will be in dress shape. Last cruise, I noticed that the dress code was very relaxed and was thinking of joining the relaxed crowd. Since I have never cruised on only a three day cruise, anyone care to comment on what is the current view? Can we expect to see both adults and kids in shorts as there is not a real dress up nite on the three day cruise?
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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Since we will be at WDW for 5 days before the three day Dream cruise, do not know that dress clothes will be in dress shape. Last cruise, I noticed that the dress code was very relaxed and was thinking of joining the relaxed crowd. Since I have never cruised on only a three day cruise, anyone care to comment on what is the current view? Can we expect to see both adults and kids in shorts as there is not a real dress up nite on the three day cruise?
While the 3 night cruises don't have a "real" formal night, there is a "dress up optional" night. That being said, the shorter cruises (3 & 4 night) tend to be more casual. However, I believe, the "suggested dress code" for "cruise casual" states "no shorts, tank tops, or bathing suits in the dining rooms" as the definition for all cruises.

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Old 10-09-2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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We have done two Dream cruises, and my husband and boys all wear shorts to dinner. They are nice shorts that they wear polo shirts with. They seem to be dressed as nice, or nicer than most. It seems to be pretty relaxed as far as dress code goes. I wear sundresses, and bring a nicer dress to wear the last night which is considered the "dress up" night. It is not formal by any means, just something a little nicer than the other days. I have seen that it says no shorts, but I see a lot of kids and men wearing shorts.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:24 PM   #4
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:44 PM   #5
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The only places with a dress code are the adult only restaurants (Palo and Remy). They DO enforce the dress code.

All other dress comments are listed as "suggested" or "requested." These are not enforced in any way. A 3 night cruise has one night designated at "Dress Up optional." The "optional" says it all.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:49 PM   #6
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agree with the other posters...it is really up to you. The last couple of cruises we let the kids wear shorts. I brought a pair of Khakis...and just wore those for dinner. Since I wasn't wearing them longer than about 2 hours a night...I just kept wearing them.

Note that you may get some folks on here that are a little over the top worried about dress code. At the end of the day, IMHO, you do what feels right to you. If you feel like getting all gussied up every night...go for it. If you don't....go for it. You paid for your cruise!

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The only places with a dress code are the adult only restaurants (Palo and Remy). They DO enforce the dress code.

All other dress comments are listed as "suggested" or "requested." These are not enforced in any way. A 3 night cruise has one night designated at "Dress Up optional." The "optional" says it all.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:14 PM   #8
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I would not wear shorts or let my husband or children wear shorts to the dining rooms. Just my personal choice...go ahead and disagree..my husband disagrees too! We do late dining and often it's too chilly for shorts anyway. I always bring a wrap of some sort as well.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #9
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I would not wear shorts or let my husband or children wear shorts to the dining rooms. Just my personal choice...go ahead and disagree..my husband disagrees too! We do late dining and often it's too chilly for shorts anyway. I always bring a wrap of some sort as well.
I can understand the children but you don't "let' your husband wear something? How does that work?
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I would not wear shorts or let my husband or children wear shorts to the dining rooms. Just my personal choice...go ahead and disagree..my husband disagrees too! We do late dining and often it's too chilly for shorts anyway. I always bring a wrap of some sort as well.
Interesting. I always like to compliment my spouse for their dinner attire.... Not mandate it. LOL.

To the OP, wear what you want. Everyone else does and has a great time. Enjoy you cruise.
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I can understand the children but you don't "let' your husband wear something? How does that work?
OOOps ok maybe that was a poor choice of words...."let" isn't exactly what I meant....but since I do the packing, planning, laundry etc..he relies on my suggestions...further so that the pictures come out well I try to plan not to wear things that clash....he would feel bad if when he looked at the pics he realized he was wearing shorts and I was wearing a dress for example...
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:26 PM   #12
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I would not wear shorts or let my husband or children wear shorts to the dining rooms. Just my personal choice...go ahead and disagree..my husband disagrees too! We do late dining and often it's too chilly for shorts anyway. I always bring a wrap of some sort as well.
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OOOps ok maybe that was a poor choice of words...."let" isn't exactly what I meant....but since I do the packing, planning, laundry etc..he relies on my suggestions...further so that the pictures come out well I try to plan not to wear things that clash....he would feel bad if when he looked at the pics he realized he was wearing shorts and I was wearing a dress for example...
I figured as much, but it was pretty funny. LOL
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