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Old 06-24-2014, 10:17 PM   #1
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1st time Cruiser ever. Appropriate attire?

Please tell me men and boys can wear nice shorts and golf shirts/polo's in the MDR's! 3 nights on the Dream over the 4th of July and they won't want to wear pants in the heat. Is this a no no? Would my boys and DH be the only ones in shorts???
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:20 PM   #2
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Please tell me men and boys can wear nice shorts and golf shirts/polo's in the MDR's! 3 nights on the Dream over the 4th of July and they won't want to wear pants in the heat. Is this a no no? Would my boys and DH be the only ones in shorts???
You will see all manner of dress in the MDRs. And the only nod to a "dress code" that DCL has is "no swimwear or tank tops at dinner".
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:34 PM   #4
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You see the dress, only thing I did not see was swim wear in MDR. Stop worring and have a great first cruise. Book next one while on ship save money, nice group of us will be on May 30, 2015 Fantasy Western Car. Last cruise before rates go up.
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:53 PM   #5
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Remember that the dining rooms aren't outside. They are in highly air-conditioned rooms. I have been quite cold in the dining rooms. My son hasn't objected to long pants and long-sleeved polos, and he runs hot.

If you want to do shorts, that's fine, but you might want to bring long pants, just in case everyone realizes that the AC makes things rather chilly and sometimes breezy. We found Old Navy's "uniform" style khaki pants to be quite nice for DS.

And DH can't even imagine wearing shorts to dine on a cruiseship, and that man wears shorts all year until it's below freezing. Of course, since I'm generally wearing nice dresses for dinner, he says he doesn't want to look like a slouch next to me, so that might be part of why he does it, but honestly we just like dressing up on the ships, since we are so casual at home and DH's workplace.
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Remember that the dining rooms aren't outside. They are in highly air-conditioned rooms. I have been quite cold in the dining rooms. My son hasn't objected to long pants and long-sleeved polos, and he runs hot.

If you want to do shorts, that's fine, but you might want to bring long pants, just in case everyone realizes that the AC makes things rather chilly and sometimes breezy. We found Old Navy's "uniform" style khaki pants to be quite nice for DS.

And DH can't even imagine wearing shorts to dine on a cruiseship, and that man wears shorts all year until it's below freezing. Of course, since I'm generally wearing nice dresses for dinner, he says he doesn't want to look like a slouch next to me, so that might be part of why he does it, but honestly we just like dressing up on the ships, since we are so casual at home and DH's workplace.
Exactly!

With a ship load of Guests, DCL keeps the AC cranked COLD - maybe to not give us the "hot and crowded" feeling and because cooler temps may help lower the spread of viruses? I'm quite comfortable with that, but would certainly not be if I came to dinner in shorts - - never going to happen for me, as like you, I "dress for dinner."
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I have to chime in here, too. I'm one that doesn't do good in heat and love it cold but the restaurants are way too cold for me. I always, always at least bring a sweater.
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