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Old 03-05-2013, 11:32 PM   #16
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I saw a shorts, baseball cap with sunglasses on brim and t-shirt with crocs .... Yes, I know, I need therapy
OK, I am not that OLD unless you ask my teenager. I was raised... you always wear a shirt when eating anything... You do not wear shorts to dinner (for some reason breakfast and lunch is OK)... and you take your hat off when you enter the dinning room.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:59 AM   #17
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Maybe because it was brunch and not dinner? It's less formal but we still wore "country club" type clothes.
Palo brunch is cruise casual.

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(1) no wearing of crocs, anywhere, ever;
Crocs are one ofd the ugliest shoes out there; however, I'm willing to live with that since they provided a significant decrease in my back & knee pain levels. A fashion plate I'm not, but I'm definately less cranky!
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:35 PM   #18
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Palo brunch is cruise casual.



Crocs are one ofd the ugliest shoes out there; however, I'm willing to live with that since they provided a significant decrease in my back & knee pain levels. A fashion plate I'm not, but I'm definately less cranky!

I love my crocs, yes ugly but comfortable. Every time I go on a cruise my feet swell three times there normal size. One cruise they were so bad I had to wear my son's size 11 Miami Dolphins slippers. It was Formal night I had on a gown & slippers. I didn't care what people thought . It was either that or sit in the cabin. So like PP I try not to judge. I was on a Disney Cruise on FN & the lady entering before me had on bib jean overalls, & her breast almost hanging out of her too small low cut shirt.
Didn't keep me from eating my dinner
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:13 PM   #19
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Is there a formal night on the 4 night cruise or is it only on the longer cruises?

As a first time cruiser, how would one know about this if they weren't reading forums and researching?
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:36 PM   #20
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I too am stressing over formal night for our fantasy cruise in 17 days. Even considering not doing mdr that night but depending on rotation, dont want to miss anything. Will bring a cocktail style dress and dressy palazzo style pants and decide when there I guess.
What you describe is fine for formal night...don't stress about it. Go to the MDR.

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I love my crocs, yes ugly but comfortable. Every time I go on a cruise my feet swell three times there normal size. One cruise they were so bad I had to wear my son's size 11 Miami Dolphins slippers. It was Formal night I had on a gown & slippers. I didn't care what people thought . It was either that or sit in the cabin. So like PP I try not to judge. I was on a Disney Cruise on FN & the lady entering before me had on bib jean overalls, & her breast almost hanging out of her too small low cut shirt.
Didn't keep me from eating my dinner
It might if it turned out she was your table-mate, and you had to look at them all through dinner!

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Old 04-24-2013, 12:58 PM   #22
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Is there a formal night on the 4 night cruise or is it only on the longer cruises?

As a first time cruiser, how would one know about this if they weren't reading forums and researching?
I would assume they would look at the DCL website for information. And there they would find this:

"On 3-night cruises:
One cruise casual night—no shorts, swimwear or tank tops
One pirate or tropical night (deck party)
One "dress-up night"—jacket for men, dress or pantsuit for women

On 4-night cruises:
First night: cruise casual—no shorts, swimwear or tank tops
One pirate or tropical night (deck party)
One "dress-up night"—jacket for men, dress or pantsuit for women
Final night: cruise casual—no shorts, swimwear or tank tops

On 7-night cruises:
First night: cruise casual—no shorts, swimwear or tank tops
Three additional "cruise casual" nights—no shorts, swimwear or tank tops
One pirate or tropical night (deck party)
One formal and one semi-formal night—formal wear for men: tuxedo or suit; for women: gown or dress; semi-formal wear for men: suit/jacket; for women: dress or pantsuit."

As well as info about Palo and Remy and their codes.
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I guess my idea of Formal and Semi-Formal are almost the same. We are booked on the 7 Night Eastern on the Fantasy later this year. I'm planning on taking two nice dresses, not ball gowns, but dresses I would wear to a nice wedding. If for some reason the dresses do not fit, I would take black dress pants and a sparkly sweater/blouse and still be comfortable.

As for the cruise casual nights, I plan on wearing capris with a nice shirt (not the t-shirt I wore all day) and sandals. They are thong sandals but not flip flops I would wear to the pool.

Don't stress but also try not to wear shorts, t-shirts and pool type flip flops to dinner. It is very nice when everyone at your table is dressed appropriately. Not over the top, just appropriately.
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[QUOTE=Dug720;48199689]I would assume they would look at the DCL website for information. And there they would find this:

I meant for people such as my husband who would book the cruise and do nothing else until the day he walked on board - he would have no inclination to look anything like that up on the website, he wouldn't even realize there would be a reason to look. As obsessive as I am with planning, he is the opposite. I was more wondering if a packet is sent out at some point with information such as this in it? It's not something I would necessarily need due to all the wonderful information I get here, but those that don't actively research may. I just feel bad for the people who show up with only shorts because they didn't realize it was supposed to be no shorts in the MDR or for those caught off guard by the tips at the end of the cruise. I was just being curious is all...
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There are some really cute knee length dresses out there that don't have to be formals.

BUT if you want to diverge into the realm of a nice formal, don't forget about your neighborhood thrift shop. You don't have to pay a lot, and it's as I call it, the "David's Bridal graveyard"...

We also get some nice deals at a bargain liquidators place that includes unsold formals.

Just putting the ideas out there...
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Now i am thinking of not skipping the MDR on Formal night i have a nice dress (not ball gown) the is knee length the only problem would be mu husband he tends to wear Khaki pants and a different polo shirt every night of our cruise do you think that would be ok?
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I would assume they would look at the DCL website for information. And there they would find this:

I meant for people such as my husband who would book the cruise and do nothing else until the day he walked on board - he would have no inclination to look anything like that up on the website, he wouldn't even realize there would be a reason to look. As obsessive as I am with planning, he is the opposite. I was more wondering if a packet is sent out at some point with information such as this in it? It's not something I would necessarily need due to all the wonderful information I get here, but those that don't actively research may. I just feel bad for the people who show up with only shorts because they didn't realize it was supposed to be no shorts in the MDR or for those caught off guard by the tips at the end of the cruise. I was just being curious is all...
In the cruise documents you receive about 30 days out (with luggage tags) there is a page that deals with the gratuities (how much and who gets them). But there's nothing there about formal nights.

I guess, when traveling, it's on the traveler to find out all he needs to know to be comfortable with his trip.
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Now i am thinking of not skipping the MDR on Formal night i have a nice dress (not ball gown) the is knee length the only problem would be mu husband he tends to wear Khaki pants and a different polo shirt every night of our cruise do you think that would be ok?
Yes, he will be fine there will be plenty of men wearing khakis and polo's.
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You don't want to wear shorts and sandals, but as long as you dress up you will blend right in. Nothing fancy needed.
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I wore jeans and a fleece every night except formal. On formal I wore khakis and a button shirt. I did not feel out of place at all. Its a Disney ship not Cunard.
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