A nice pair of Chinos and an open neck, long or short sleeve shirt would suffice on evenings other than the formal nights. If you really want to stick to the shorts and T Shirts then dont eat in the main dining room and go to Windjammers for the Buffet and eat off a tray with the rest of the slobs. But I really do take offence at those who do not observe the dress code and I do think it is disrepectful to your Dining companions should you be sharing a Dining Table. If you dont want to dress up then why not chose a different cruise line such os Ocean Village?
How rude to say that people who eat in windjammers are slobs !!!, infact on my most recent cruise on IOTS 20/9/8 there were even people in formal ware eating there ! plus some people feel more comfortable eating there because of many reasons , I know a lot of disabled people went there not out of choice but because they did not want to be a burden in the main dining rooms in struggling to get to there designated tables !i also spoke to a couple whoose husband finds it a struggle to eat in front of people ! at the end of the day these are HUMAN beings just like you ! just thank god that you are normal (if there is such a word to describe you !) but dont call people slobs because they choose to eat wearever they wish !! and you dont eat off a tray ! they dont have trays !
I have been called a few things but a slob is a new one.
I never expected to get a comment off Hyacinth Bucket, did love that episode of you trying to cruise!!!
Can I suggest you put on your blazer and slacks and toddle off onto a Cunard Cruise.
and as stated above yes I do take offence.
In the evenings trousers and open neck shirt by day put your cargos on relax and enjoy just follow the dress code .
Dressing nicely for dinner is not like wearing a uniform although I can see what you mean. I would suggest that you look at it this way: What would you wear go to a good upmarket restaurant with fully dressed waiters, surely not jeans or cargoes, a tie is not a prerequisite but it will make you look more handsome and a jacket as well will give you more authority. Dress down and people will notice that too. Sorry if this sounds dogmatic but I think you will want to feel comfortable. .... Neil.
We have done 3 Royal Caribbean cruises so far and have always dressed as follows and fitted right in. Formal nights ... Suits for hubby and son(15), dress/longskirt and fancy top for me.
Smart casual ... smart trousers and short sleeved collared shirts for the boys, smart trousers/skirt and nice blouses for me.
Casual .. Son wears new jeans, hubby wears chinos, both with polo shirts and I wear same as smart casual nights.
There is no need to wear a jacket or tie except on formal night. Shorts are not permitted in the Dining Room.
You hit on a hot topic here!! And some people just enjoy being rude!!
Enjoy your cruise- you'll love it!
Oh! Mrs Kingston, who are you suggesting is being rude, forthright and expressing an honest opinion would cover it, don't you think? Regards. .....Neil.
I was referring to the comment below about eating in the WJ "with the rest of the slobs"! You might not think that's rude - I do.
Kingston, Neil, Tightwad and Wilde - Thanks very much for the replies, the whole point of the request was to avoid any issues, It does look like i hit a hot topic here as you put it Kingston.
Am really looking forward to the cruise now but have decided to leave my tracky bottoms and hoody at home though LOL.