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Old 03-07-2013, 10:37 PM   #31
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We HAD to wear shorts on our Med cruise 07 because we lost ALL of our luggage and we could only find/purchase so many things before the cruise took off. We either had to shop or sight see.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:56 PM   #32
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The whole Atmosphere of a cruise is supposed to be relaxing. I have to wear a tie every day to work and I take a vacation to dress in comfort. I don't see that wearing nice shorts is disrespectful of others. I don't care one bit if someone wears their "NASCAR hat" to dinner. I would hope that nobody takes offense at what I wear, but someone who would let the way I dress ruin their dinner would probably find something else to be offended by.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:04 PM   #33
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The whole Atmosphere of a cruise is supposed to be relaxing. I have to wear a tie every day to work and I take a vacation to dress in comfort. I don't see that wearing nice shorts is disrespectful of others. I don't care one bit if someone wears their "NASCAR hat" to dinner. I would hope that nobody takes offense at what I wear, but someone who would let the way I dress ruin their dinner would probably find something else to be offended by.
I agree with everything in your post. I would never wear a hat in the MDR's even when I would go into one at lunch, I'd take it off and stick it in one of the pockets in my shorts.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:14 PM   #34
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We were told by guest services "shorts are no problem" "you don't need to change" for MDR's on the Dream when I mentioned we had to go change for dinner. We all wore shorts and t-shirts for dinner that night and were one of many.
I can vouch for that......
I've posted this before but I showed up at dress up night on the Dream , Enchanted Garden in shorts, sneakers and an "Outlaw Apparel" tee shirt from "Storage Wars" No one said a thing. Not my first choice but we were running late. We've got Palo reservations coming up in april on the fantasy so I'll have to plan a little better.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:50 AM   #35
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All of the clothing threads seem to come down to two topics. First is whether shorts are okay for dinner. Lots of differing opinions, kind of a discussion on what the policy should be.

But the policy exists and is clear, so...

The second is whether to follow DCL policy. Some think you should, others think since it is not enforced you don't need to.

The first topic is an interesting insight into the varied opinions on appropriate dress in the MDR setting. The second is an interesting insight into our views of when to follow rules.

In the end it's an easy topic to discuss, but the discussion won't change much of what happens on the ship. But fun as long as its civil. I think aqua duck strategies are more fun to read!

Now lets see...how much should I tip?
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:05 PM   #36
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The nice things is, if you're only going to be in slacks for dinner and you usually don't make a habit of running a post-dinner 10k before having a mud fight, you can totally get away with one pair of long pants per cruise, two if you're fancy and want both black and tan.
This is what I am doing for both DH and DS. Plus throw in 1 nice dress shirt and 2 different ties for each of them (for formal and semi-formal nights). Voila!!! Dinner clothes for the men is DONE.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:54 PM   #37
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A policy is only as good as its enforcement. There is no point in having it posted anywhere if they do not make people abide by it.

The nice shorts and polo shirt is what we here call "desert attire" and it is what you will see in almost every restaurant around this golf resort town in the Coachella Valley. Everyone looks very nice and appropriate. Of course, our typical late Spring, Summer, early Fall temps are around 110 degrees so it makes sense. Probably not that hot on the ship. Either way, I think I will wear pants, most likely jeans, and nice tops and shoes. Had to force myself to buy a skirt for formal night...never wear them, but will abide by the code.

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Old 04-01-2013, 12:20 AM   #38
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My first disney cruise I wore shorts to almost every dinner because I didn't do any planning or even look at disneys website, I was invited by someone and didnt really do any planning I just paid and went!

I didn't even know what the navigator was for until the last day when I sat down at cc and read it!

Now I know and I have read disneys website I follow the rules and I have been on 3 cruises since then. And now I know I would never feel comfortable wearing shorts to dinner again mostly because its so cold to me in the mdrs!

I wouldn't mind someone wearing shorts, the way I see it they're not bothering anyone, Also your legs are mostly under the table!
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:23 AM   #39
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I wore a short dress not very fancy and the boys wore polo and kacky
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:55 AM   #40
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My husband brought two pairs of pants for dinner. One khaki pair for most dinners and black pair for formal and semi-formal night. (I think he might have worn jeans on the pirate night.) He didn't have to pack two outfits for each day, just a couple of extra pieces of clothing he mixed and matched.

I actually don't care much what other people wear to dinner in most cases. On the semi-formal night though I saw a man dressed in cut off jean shorts and a t-shirt with the sleeves cut off. I don't begrudge him trying to be comfortable on his vacation but I was glad I wasn't one of his tablemates, trying to enjoy my lobster while his underarm hair waved around in my face.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:07 AM   #41
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Assuming you were to adhere to the guidelines, for the "dress up night" are jackets required for men or will slacks, shirt and tie acceptable?
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