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‘Anyone Not Dressed Correctly Should Be Turned Away’- Do You Think Cruise Ship Dress Codes Should Be Stricter?

‘Anyone Not Dressed Correctly Should Be Turned Away’- Do You Think Cruise Ship Dress Codes Should Be Stricter?

We love looking back at the burning issues in cruising that have been raised again and again by cruisers everywhere and one issue stood out amongst all others… and that was dress codes!

We even took to our Facebook page to find out what you thought about cruising dress, (which you can have a look at here) with many of you commenting that formal wear is an important part of your trip.

Helen said: “Formal nights mean Formal attire always and if people are not dressed correctly they should not be allowed in the main dining rooms.”

However, others thought that formal wear on a cruise was a dated idea and preferred to see more relaxed clothes allowed in the evenings.

Mark said: “Formal is fine, but not all cruise… casual or laid back for me!”

Royal Caribbean has just announced that their website now lists shorts as one of the suggested forms of clothing to adhere to the cruise line’s dress code whilst dining in the main dining room on casual nights.

Guests will read the casual night suggested attire: ‘jeans, shorts, tees, tank tops, polos, sundresses and blouses are all the right amount of laid back. Please keep swimwear to the Pool Deck’. 

Do you agree with the increased relaxed attitude to dining dress code?

Take a look at what a former Cunard Captain thinks of formal dress code…


We thought we’d solve this we thought we’d settle the matter once and for all…


Make sure you vote to have your say and check back to see what everyone else thought!

If you want to find out what the dress code is on different cruise lines you can have a look at our handy comparison guide here. You can also read up on what counts as formal, smart casual and relaxed clothing here.

So what do you think? Do you think dress codes and formal wear is an important part of cruising? Would you like to see more relaxed dress codes or do you think that they should be stricter? Let us know in the comments below…

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