Yes, it's "allowed", but you won't see many DJ's if my experience in August is anything to go by, but you won't look out of place either in the 2 reservation required restaurants either.
Your holiday - dress up or down - it really doesn't matter, please let me know how the cruise is as we have booked for next year
Country Club Casual - no formal nights.
Most folk dress smart casual. Did see a young chap in jeans but many olders in suits. Most smart trousers and jacket, 60% ties (no, I didn't count). You can dress in a DJ, but would be slightly out of place. Mostly Americans on board, of course, and the gals dressed up more than the guys.
Go for it, it is excellent! Let us know how you get on...
Depends how you define 'formally'. Apart from the night of the captain's cocktail party, you won't see many guys wearing a tie in the restaurants. And in 3 cruises I've not seen one DJ or white tux; I certinly didn't take any of mine. However, if you want to be at the smart end of 'smart casual' (as I did) then pack a light-coloured linen suit and/or tailored silk+linen slacks with a beautifully-cut blazer. Dress it up with a silk handkerchief, wear the smartest open-necked silk (or part-silk) shirt money can buy, and you won't be out of place. When dressing down a tad, I'd wear a silk Tommy Bahamas open-necked shirt with above-mentioned slacks.
There's always going to be some slob in the Polo Grill or Toscana in jeans and boat shoes, but they then stick out as UNDER-dressed.
Many women don't give a stuff for the sartorial rules and get dressed up to the nines anyway (but few floor-length dresses) - but then most women always do their own thing.
When we cruised they did not allow a person in jeans in dining room, thank goodness. i enjoy dressing up at night for my husband and especially for tuscana and polo. bring a long dress for one evening and plenty of fancier clothes. but that is just me. i would rather be over dressed then under! you will love oceania!
We don't see why not. We don't suppose they would stop you from wearing nicely, would they?
Actually, on our recent Oceania Cruise on the Nautica, we found that at dinner-time although most male passengers were dressed rather informally or "country club casual" as one might put it, quite a number of ladies actually took the trouble to dress up elegantly as if they were going to a ball - they certainly did not dressed "casual"!
From what we understand, although the cruise company wishes its passengers to be comfortable in whatever they wear, you cannot be considered to be dressed "too smartly"! You might be "Under-dressed", yes, but to be considered "over-dressed", never!
When we went to the speciality restaurants on the boat, we actually felt out of respect for the restaurants and the staff, to dress up a little more smartly too!