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I wear the same thing on a ship That i would wear to the olive garden
While I dont no what your attire might be...... The only dress code OG has is 'no shoes, no shirt, no service'.
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According to my meticulous calculations, this is the 4350th thread about this subject, this week. I guess it never gets old (unlike the popcorn joke).
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While I dont no what your attire might be...... The only dress code OG has is 'no shoes, no shirt, no service'.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 01:38 PM
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... It does not affect how the food tastes. It is simply my personal preferance for general atmosphere as I dine while on a cruise. Others clearly don't have this personal preference.

Presentable, by the way, in my opinion, incudes nice casual wear. Doesn't have to be a tux.
Actually- it does affect how the food tastes. There have been multiple studies which show that if you serve mediocre food in a lovely setting beautifully presented it appears to taste much better than the same food in a casual setting. Our expectations play a significant role in what we experience. Same with wine- present a glass of wine as a superb vintage, etc etc, and it will be rated much more highly, and enjoyed more, than the same wine presented as a cheap box wine. That is why they do their best to serve all the food beautifully- you get away with a lot that way.

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My opinion: Dining is a sensory experience involving taste, smell, and sight.
Absolutely 100 percent agree.

Also, for all those people writing "I could care less." I think what you're trying to say is you couldn't care less.
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I could careless what other paxs are wearing at dinner Im there to eat not worry about what others are wearing! Does someone in shorts blue jeans on really make your food taste any different? No didn't think so.. Every single cruiser should worry about making there cruise special and not let others paxs ruin it by not wearing a tux or tie.. IF you ever cruise with me I won't wear a tie or jacket.. Nothing more than a golf type shirt for me..
AMEN!!!!! I wish more people had the same feelings as yourself. On Cruise Casual nights my dad and I will wear khaki shorts and a Polo shirt. We wear what is comfortable for us. We are on vacation....who cares what we wear
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Its all about how some people were raised by their parents or guardians, they were taught about obeying rules and regulations.
Don't you talk about my momma !

JK.. I wear a pressed dress shirt and tie or a polo and dress pants. I can't recall what anybody has ever worn to the MDR. Why ?... I just don't care what others are doing or wearing. I'm on MY vacation.

I do remember seeing a young couple walk out on the Lido in their big white bathrobes in the middle of the day, man they looked proud.
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I wonder how many people who "complain" about how other's dress on a cruise do so in their shore life. And I wonder how many people do shore trips that lunch at a nice local restaurant and do so in their bathing suits, flip flops, oversized T, and baseball cap because they are doing casual for the day. Some people eating at that restaurant may be offended that non-locals (tourists) dress so darn casually with no respect for local customs (and I see that all the time) especially in European and Hawaiian ports).

Just like the port restaurants aren't going to ask their tourist customers to leave neither should a cruise line have to ask a paying customer. Dress codes are guides and "most" people abide by them. The few that don't aren't necessarily doing it to offend...they just don't see the importance of doing it.

So next time you are in port traipsing around with your belly fat hanging out or your boobs popping out of your swimsuit top and are eating in a nice local restaurant think twice...you are probably saying to yourself that you are on vacation and as long as you are spending money why should anyone be offended at how you look.
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Absolutely 100 percent agree.

Also, for all those people writing "I could care less." I think what you're trying to say is you couldn't care less.
OK, grammar police!! After critiquing like that it's absolutely shocking to me that what others are wearing in the dining room of a budget cruise line!!!
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I wonder how many people who "complain" about how other's dress on a cruise do so in their shore life. And I wonder how many people do shore trips that lunch at a nice local restaurant and do so in their bathing suits, flip flops, oversized T, and baseball cap because they are doing casual for the day. Some people eating at that restaurant may be offended that non-locals (tourists) dress so darn casually with no respect for local customs (and I see that all the time) especially in European and Hawaiian ports).

Just like the port restaurants aren't going to ask their tourist customers to leave neither should a cruise line have to ask a paying customer. Dress codes are guides and "most" people abide by them. The few that don't aren't necessarily doing it to offend...they just don't see the importance of doing it.

So next time you are in port traipsing around with your belly fat hanging out or your boobs popping out of your swimsuit top and are eating in a nice local restaurant think twice...you are probably saying to yourself that you are on vacation and as long as you are spending money why should anyone be offended at how you look.
I honestly never looked at it that way! I promise you my belly fat does not see the light of day at home or on vacation, but you are completely right. I am definitely much more casual on the islands then I am in normal everyday life. If Carnival really did start enforcing their "recommendations" then they most likely would loose a lot of paying customers
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Guess Ill add my 02 cents worth..... Why do people start another thread on this topic where there are a few already?
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Maybe the wait staff should should wear flip flops,tanks and shorts. No one would notice right.
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I do agree with the person who posted about wearing casual clothes while eating on shore, and should probably think about that more carefully next time I am in port!

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I could careless what other paxs are wearing at dinner Im there to eat not worry about what others are wearing! Does someone in shorts blue jeans on really make your food taste any different? No didn't think so.. Every single cruiser should worry about making there cruise special and not let others paxs ruin it by not wearing a tux or tie.. IF you ever cruise with me I won't wear a tie or jacket.. Nothing more than a golf type shirt for me..
There are a couple 'dress' threads going right now, that you have contributed to. Haven't you read your answer there yet? Starting a new thread with the same question is unfortunately not going to yield you any different answers.
You don't have to wear a tie or jacket, so I don't understand all the fuss.
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what is the dress code for a nudist cruise?
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On the Freedom this past August, there was a couple standing next to us waiting to go into dinner at the MDR. They obviously had just come from the pool and had bathing suits on (lady had a wrap on and man wearing a t-shirt and swim trunks. The worst part is they smelled of BO and and musty clothes smell. Just shows how much class some people have. Flame on.
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On the Freedom this past August, there was a couple standing next to us waiting to go into dinner at the MDR. They obviously had just come from the pool and had bathing suits on (lady had a wrap on and man wearing a t-shirt and swim trunks. The worst part is they smelled of BO and and musty clothes smell. Just shows how much class some people have. Flame on.
Unfortunately you don't have to be dressed bad to smell like BO. It has nothing to do with dress, it's all about bathing on a regular basis and washing or dry cleaning your clothes, even you suits, tux and fancy dresses.

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How about the dress at the local redlobster olive garden tgi fridays applebees instead of the taco bell? I wear the same thing on a ship That i would wear to the olive garden

Well, I would hope I wouldn't see you at the Olive Garden in gym shorts, a wife beater and flip-flops.
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