Hi... im going on the legend of the seas this month.
i was wondering.. are there any youth on board (ova 18's)... or is this cruise mainly targeted for older generationss.
If you go on to the RCI website and look in the FAQs or the before you board section , there is information about dress code for casual, smart or formal dining with an indication of how many to expect. There is also lots of other useful info about what to pack - even down to "2 swimsuits in case one is wet"! Happy cruising
My family and I travelled on the Legend in 2006 and we found that you could be as formal or as informal as you liked. We only went for formal dining upon one evening. We had requested a small table for 4 as we were travelling with children but were seated on a table for 10 and found that our dining companions were quite obnoxious, therefore ate mainly in the Windjammer Cafe which has the same if not more varied and better standards of cuisine than the main didning room. On formal nights some cruisers were in tux and evening wear and some very casual. If you did want to stick to formal dining you would not be out of place in slightly less formal suit, or shirt and trousers for men and a nice dress or trouser suit for ladies. A lot of the people in the formal restaurant were dressed like this rather than full on glamour except for the most formal of occasions i.e. captains cocktail dinner etc etc. There are only a few formal nights on your average cruise anyway and the dress code was certainly not enforced in any way. I dare say if you tried to enter the dining room in shorts or jeans you may have been spoken to, however we didn't see anyone try! It is really quite relaxed. We loved the Legend although it is one of the older ships it has been well maintained. Hope this helps and have a lovely time!
The best advice would be not to be worried by the whingers on this site. If you read the reviews a lot of (though admittedly not all) 'problems' are very trivial and could be got over by the application of a sense of humour! Nothing is perfect, go with the intention of having a great time and do not look for things to complain about. If you have a problem, speak to who ever is in a position to solve it and it will be done. If you need anything in the cabin the steward will fall over him/herself to get it for you. One word of warning - cruising is addictive! Have a fantastic holiday. Jude.
I envy you! Having cruised many times over the last 20 years, I am embarrassed to say you become a little blasé about it. I still remember our first cruise with 2 small children in tow and the excitement of seeing the P&O Canberra in Southampton - we were all speechless. Savour the moment and enjoy the experience. Any problems, ask for help and it will be sorted.
PS. - I've made a New Year resolution to treat our next cruise as if it was our first i.e. watch all of the shows; not go to bed early and have a drink in every bar.
I went on the liberty of the seas 28 november round the caribbean and i loved every minite of it there was 2 formal nights i only went to one you can where what ever you want to if you chose you do not have to eat in the main resterant if you dont want to there are loads of other the cabins are great complietlry sound profe fantastic i never want to go on any other holiday again lorraine .
My husband & i went on our 1st cruise legend of the seas last jan to carribean its fantastic formal dinner was 3 nights a wk i dressed in strapless gown hubby wore dinner suit you dont have to but its well worth it as photo's are taken which you can buy at a price though which i might say are lovely, as long as your partner has shirt/tie that ok too.The Schooner bar is great ,well really it all is we enjoyed it that much were doing another cruise in nov happy cruising.
We've just come back from our 1st cruise over Christams. We went to the Carribean with Princess Cruises and it was beautiful. I can honestly say it's along time since I was so excited about going on holiday and it lived up to it and more. I was honestly quite tearful when we docked back in Fort Lauderdale. I found the dress code to be more relaxed than we expected maybe because it was an American ship. My husband wore a suit/shirt and tie on the formal nights and trousers and a shirt but no tie on the smart casual nights, he seemed to have got it spot on. There were men a little smarter in DJs but then there were less smart who wore trousers and a polo shirt. I wore a little black dress and wrap on both formal nights and then white linen trousers / summer strappy dresses / strappy tops / linen skirts on the other nights and fitted in perfectly. Don't stress too much about it if you want to stay in shorts and T shirts all day you can go to the buffet. We personally enjoyed making the effort because our usual nights out are down the pub in jeans! I cruised with my husband and 11 year old son but I've just booked to the Med in October with Royal Carribean with my 84 year old mum, sister and niece becuase there is something for everyone on board and you make your port days whatever you want. Local taxis and buses are there waiting for you at the ports and offer tours etc, we did this at a fraction of the cost Princess tours cost. I pumped fellow passengers for info too most have them have cruised before and are happy to share top tips! Enjoy!
We were on the Legend last year. I have only done two cruises, and the first one i took way too much stuff. Mix and match is the best i find, plus they do have a laundry service, which i did end up using last time. I would pack a few bits in your hand luggage, shorts and t-shirt as you may have to wait a while for your suit cases to be delivered to your room. On the formal night most people wear dickie bow, but not all my step son wore a suit & normal tie, and their were about 25% like it. Luckily the fasion in the high street is almost formal dresses so buy one of those.
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