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grimley - Answered a Question by grimley (18 Nov 08 08:31)

Well I didn't realise when I asked the question that I would receive such a influx of harsh comments. I now feel really sorry for my husband, who is just a normal bloke who dosen't go in for preening himself in front of the mirror for hours before he leaves the house, but that is not to say he is not a smart dresser. I truly hope I don't meet any of the people that have answered my question on the cruise, I didn't realise it was some sort of competition to see who could out dress who! Personally when we go on holiday we go to enjoy ourselves. Forgot I even asked, what a pompous set of people you are.

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kathleen - replied to grimley (18 Nov 08 18:52)

We also go on holiday to enjoy ourselves. It isnt a competetion. I buy my dresses out of catalogues. Likewise my hubbys DJ. We love to abide by the dress code. Too often we dont get the chance. But knowing we have booked on a cruise with dress codes, we adhere to it. It is suprising how you can dress up a little plain black dress with costume jewellery and still feel a million dollars. I cannot afford designer dresses .(Wish I could) All I and the others have said is if you book a cruise on one of the lines that have a dress code, try and abide by it. You would be totally embarrased if you were the ones that stood out like sore thumbs. (AND THEY DO) I am one of the least pompous people there could be. If you want class . Cunard is the one line. You are segregated according to your bank balance on those ships.

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GENT - replied to grimley (18 Nov 08 22:24)

Yes must agree with you would'nt like to meet any of them either. Could'nt believe some of the comments. Hope you enjoy YOUR holiday.

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grimley - replied to GENT (19 Nov 08 07:40)

Thank you to Gent & Phillips, on my way into work this morning I was contemplating cancelling the cruise, I haven't told my husband about the comments because he would be really upset that someone could actually say 'he shouldn't be allowed on the ship'. We have cruised before on the 'Island Escape' which was unformal, this didn't stop us from dressing up, it's just the suit he objects to, it doesn't mean he would wearing jeans and t-shirt's like someone implied. I thought it was a simple question, all I wanted to know was would we be restricted, then all of a sudden these unfounded and harsh remarks were made about my husband who none of you even know. For a little background, he spent 24years as a Fireman saving people's lives, I think you may want him on your ship should anything occur.

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firth - replied to grimley (19 Nov 08 18:29)

Please dont cancel. All everyone who has commented just wanted to tell you ,you will be embarassed if you do not abide by the rules. As regards to your husband being a fireman. That didnt have anything to do with your question. We all, some more than others have stressfull jobs. We go on cruises to get away from the stress, but again abide by the rules, in most occupations they are par for the course and become second nature. Not all of us will comment on our occupations. Its just what we do every day.

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phillips - replied to grimley (18 Nov 08 23:38)

Well I do not think and really hope i am not pompous . we are just an ordinary working couple who thought for years a cruise was out of our price bracket, we went to a cruise specialist who spent ages asking us what kind of cruise we felt we would be comfy with and she spoke about the dress codes for the different ships so we would know what we would be happy with. we chose princees because that line seemed to have what WE wanted and honestly people did stick to the guidelines. my husband said he enjoyed it soo much that on our return booked another cruise within 48 hrs! so that we could get use of our clothes. please dont be put off we met wonderful people on our cruise. ps we went to the pizzeria one night and had a wicked time too!!

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Cooke - Answered a Question by grimley (17 Nov 08 12:45)

In the main restaurant (on any ship)- Formal nights- dinner jacket or dark suit; Semi-formal - lounge suit; smart casual - not shorts/jeans and trainers. Buffet - casual wear is OK. I hope you have not spent a lot of money on evening wear if he's not going to give you the chance to wear it.

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mumford - replied to Cooke (17 Nov 08 13:04)

Agreed. When booking on a cruise all the relevant info. is sent and you can read all about it in the back of your brochure. I would be so embarassed if I had taken the effort to dress up and my husband would not put a jacket on. I would go for dinner alone. You only have to see the looks on others faces that have done as requested when you walk into the dining room. He could take his jacket off after dinner or you could eat in the buffets. Hopefully the rules will be enforced. That time cannot come soon enough for me. The total disregard by the few for rules is now getting ridiculous.

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aldrich - replied to mumford (17 Nov 08 13:13)

Hear Hear - I totally agree. If you are not dressed properly then stop them from entering the main dining room. That'll learn them.

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Baylie - replied to aldrich (17 Nov 08 19:27)

I agree as well, unfortunately the rules are not upheld and on out recent cruise on RCI Freedom of the Seas to the Western Caribbean it was the people who adhered to the dress code that ended up out of place as many others seemed to think that jeans and a t-shirt were acceptable on formal night.

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