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Old July 25th, 2010, 04:25 PM
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So I am trying to pack for my cruise that leaves in a week and I am trying to pack clothes for dinner. I know in the past Celebrity didn't want people wearing jeans to dinner, but now I can't find if they are allowed or not. I am not talking about baggie, ripped, or dirty jeans. I have some nice ones that can be dressed up and look very nice. Does anyone know if jeans are allowed at dinner? The celebrity website says "smart casual" so are nice jeans considered "smart casual"?

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Old July 25th, 2010, 04:32 PM
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Evening Dress Codes
Cruise lengthSmart Casual and AboveFormal4-night315-night416-night517-night528-night629-night7210-night8211-night9212-night9313-night10314-night11315-night123
Examples of "Smart Casual and Above" and "Formal" attire include:

Smart Casual and Above

Ladies: Skirt or pants (no holes, rips or tears) complemented by sweater or blouse.

Gentlemen: Pants (no holes, rips or tears) with sports shirt or sweater. Shirts must have sleeves.

Note: T-shirts, swimsuits, robes, bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps and pool wear are not allowed in the main restaurant or specialty restaurant at any time. Shorts and flip flops are not allowed in the evening hours. Additionally, guests are asked to follow the "Smart Casual and Above" dress code in the Celebrity Theater for all evening performances.

Formal

Ladies: Cocktail dress, gown or dressy pantsuit

Gentlemen: Tuxedo, suit or dinner jacket with slacks Before Six
Dining options abound aboard Celebrity. For breakfast and lunch, jeans, shorts and casual daywear are allowed in all dining venues before 6:00pm. After 6:00pm, this attire is allowed only in casual restaurants and cafés. Renting formalwear
Formal evenings call for formal attire. Arrange for tailored, elegant formalwear to be delivered directly to your stateroom with Cruiseline Formalwear. With an elegant line of eveningwear for ladies and classic, stylish formalwear for men, you'll look as famous as you feel. To order, visit Cruiseline Formalwear Formal Nights
Celebrity Cruises' elegant, formal evenings include activities such as the Captain's Welcome Cocktail Party and Dinner and the Captain's Farewell Dinner. Eveningwear should be planned for according to the length of your cruise. The schedule above outlines the number of formal nights you'll enjoy on your cruise.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 04:33 PM
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It's a real dichotomy here. One place on their website they don't specifically say no jeans, but the daily does say no jeans in the dining room after six. Personally I think that jeans aren't really the best idea for those lovely dining rooms.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 04:38 PM
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I am going to assume you are not talking about formal nights for the sake of this discussion.

On the other nights, on my recent cruise, there were definitely people in jeans. They were not worn or tattered, no holes, etc. In the Infinity dailies, there was no mention of jeans when dress code was discussed, just no pants, with holes or tears for "smart casual" nights.

When you look up dress code on the Celebrity website, it states:
Smart Casual and Above

Ladies: Skirt or pants (no holes, rips or tears) complemented by sweater or blouse.

Gentlemen: Pants (no holes, rips or tears) with sports shirt or sweater. Shirts must have sleeves.

Note: T-shirts, swimsuits, robes, bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps and pool wear are not allowed in the main restaurant or specialty restaurant at any time. Shorts and flip flops are not allowed in the evening hours. Additionally, guests are asked to follow the "Smart Casual and Above" dress code in the Celebrity Theater for all evening performances.



Hope this helps.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 04:43 PM
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We sailed Solstice Spring 2010. A couple evenings we saw men allowed in DR with
messy jeans and shirt tails out.

Upon returning home I wrote Celebrity about dress code in DR for evening.

I received an email from Celebrity that I will share just a sentence.

"Our dress policy typically allows jeans to be worn during Breakfast and Lunch services, not Dinner service."

Hope this helps.

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I am going to assume you are not talking about formal nights for the sake of this discussion.

On the other nights, on my recent cruise, there were definitely people in jeans. They were not worn or tattered, no holes, etc. In the Infinity dailies, there was no mention of jeans when dress code was discussed, just no pants, with holes or tears for "smart casual" nights.

When you look up dress code on the Celebrity website, it states:

Smart Casual and Above

Ladies: Skirt or pants (no holes, rips or tears) complemented by sweater or blouse.

Gentlemen: Pants (no holes, rips or tears) with sports shirt or sweater. Shirts must have sleeves.

Note: T-shirts, swimsuits, robes, bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps and pool wear are not allowed in the main restaurant or specialty restaurant at any time. Shorts and flip flops are not allowed in the evening hours. Additionally, guests are asked to follow the "Smart Casual and Above" dress code in the Celebrity Theater for all evening performances.



Hope this helps.
The above poster only posted part of the "PROPER DINING ATTIRE" guidelines from the Celebrity website (found under ONBOARD EXPERIENCE >> DINING >> PROPER DINING ATTIRE).

I have reprinted the guidelines below, including the text in red (my emphasis) that indicates that jeans are not allowed in the dining room after 6:00 pm:


Smart Casual and Above

Ladies: Skirt or pants (no holes, rips or tears) complemented by sweater or blouse.

Gentlemen: Pants (no holes, rips or tears) with sports shirt or sweater. Shirts must have sleeves.

Note: T-shirts, swimsuits, robes, bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps and pool wear are not allowed in the main restaurant or specialty restaurant at any time. Shorts and flip flops are not allowed in the evening hours. Additionally, guests are asked to follow the "Smart Casual and Above" dress code in the Celebrity Theater for all evening performances.

Formal

Ladies: Cocktail dress, gown or dressy pantsuit

Gentlemen: Tuxedo, suit or dinner jacket with slacks

Before Six
Dining options abound aboard Celebrity. For breakfast and lunch, jeans, shorts and casual daywear are allowed in all dining venues before 6:00pm. After 6:00pm, this attire is allowed only in casual restaurants and cafés.

Renting formalwear
Formal evenings call for formal attire. Arrange for tailored, elegant formalwear to be delivered directly to your stateroom with Cruiseline Formalwear. With an elegant line of eveningwear for ladies and classic, stylish formalwear for men, you'll look as famous as you feel. To order, Cruiseline Formalwear

Formal Nights
Celebrity Cruises' elegant, formal evenings include activities such as the Captain's Welcome Cocktail Party and Dinner and the Captain's Farewell Dinner. Eveningwear should be planned for according to the length of your cruise. The schedule above outlines the number of formal nights you'll enjoy on your cruise.

I hope this helps you to know what Celebrity's expressed position is regarding jeans in the main dining room. Have a great cruise!
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The above poster only posted part of the "PROPER DINING ATTIRE" guidelines from the Celebrity website (found under ONBOARD EXPERIENCE >> DINING >> PROPER DINING ATTIRE).
I posted what I found on the website when I searched dress codes. That is what I would do when I want to know what the dress code is. What I posted was the result.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 05:43 PM
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Thank you all for the feedback. I think I will stick to jeans for breakfast and lunch and bring skirts and dress pants for dinner. No need to feel uncomfortable for bringing the wrong clothes

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Old July 25th, 2010, 06:50 PM
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Thank you all for the feedback. I think I will stick to jeans for breakfast and lunch and bring skirts and dress pants for dinner. No need to feel uncomfortable for bringing the wrong clothes
The dress code is often overlooked by maitre'd. As I stated we saw men with messy jeans
with shirt tails out, also young girls in shorts being allowed in MD for evening dinner.
I ask maitre'd while he allowed them in MR and his reply was it was allowed.

That is the reason I wrote Celebrity to find out what is allowed in MD for evening.

Celebrity stated:
"Our dress policy typically allows jeans to be worn during Breakfast and Lunch services, not Dinner service."

Guess Celebrity forgot to inform maitre'd of the dress code for dinner.

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Old July 25th, 2010, 08:19 PM
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No jeans.

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Old July 25th, 2010, 10:45 PM
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You know, it really aggravates me that Celebrity causes this to be an issue since the website gives different information depending on where you look. You would think they could figure this out.

Is anybody out there listening????

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You know, it really aggravates me that Celebrity causes this to be an issue since the website gives different information depending on where you look. You would think they could figure this out.

Is anybody out there listening????
Agreed.

Hey, here we go again. Who's making popcorn?!?
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Thank you all for the feedback. I think I will stick to jeans for breakfast and lunch and bring skirts and dress pants for dinner. No need to feel uncomfortable for bringing the wrong clothes
How dare you downgrade our MDR with dress pants. We have a place for people like you, its called steerage, and while you there, a member of the Gestapo SS will pay you a visit to improve your attitude on the proper way to dress while on our ship. LOL

Wear what makes you feel comfortable and forget the purist, no service personnel or MDs will say a word to you except, "Don't miss a meal" This is one of several instances where X talk through both sides of it mouth.
You could go to Walmart and buy a $12 Dickie's kakhi and meet the purist dress code, but fail with $100 jeans. Go figure!

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I have just done my first Celebrity Cruise on Eclipse, having done my first on RC last year, and I expected everyone (well mostly the ladies), to be wearing diamond tiaras and full evening suit attire for the men after reading this forum for the last year. If not you were either shot at dawn or made to walk the plank.

The reality was completely different. I thought the dress code on the Eclipse was less adhered to than on the Brilliance last year by a very large margin. Lots of jeans and t-shirts to be seen in the MDR even on formal nights. Of course there were also lots of very well presented cruisers also just not a very large majority as I had seen before.

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I have just done my first Celebrity Cruise on Eclipse, having done my first on RC last year, and I expected everyone (well mostly the ladies), to be wearing diamond tiaras and full evening suit attire for the men after reading this forum for the last year. If not you were either shot at dawn or made to walk the plank.

The reality was completely different. I thought the dress code on the Eclipse was less adhered to than on the Brilliance last year by a very large margin. Lots of jeans and t-shirts to be seen in the MDR even on formal nights. Of course there were also lots of very well presented cruisers also just not a very large majority as I had seen before.

REALLY? On formal night? That I find VERY hard to believe.
I know the new ships are drawing new- to- Celebrity cruisers who seem to be trying to very gradually "adjust" the dress code that most X cruisers didn't mind. But if I saw the maitre d's were allowing tshirts on formal nights, then I would really have a problem. Maybe not with the new cruiser as much as Celebrity and its "silent" dress code policy.

In Feb on Solstice we DID see men turned away...advised to make some adjustments in their wardrobe. Why the inconsistency?

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I think there is some exaggeration going on here - jeans & t-shirts in the MDR on formal nights? I don't think so
Tis true I tell ya.

Seriously, we only noticed because having read so much on this forum about Celebrity we expected the dress code to be so much higher.

Jeans were very much more prevailant on smart casual nights as were round neck T Shirts but we did also see more than one case on each formal night.

It didn't bother me, it was just an observation, but completely conflicted with our idea of what the cruise would be like from reading on here. We were speaking to other cruisers who said that if they had turned up dressed as they were on Princess they would have been turned away, I wouldn't know if that's the case or not.

So there you go, hopefully someone else on the 24 July Cruise to the Baltics will back me up just in case I was hallucinating after the flights of fancy in the Martini bar

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On the Century in May, we saw a diner in jeans and a t-shirt. It was a teenager with adults whom I assume were his parents. The adults were appropriately dressed. Go figure!
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On the Century in May, we saw a diner in jeans and a t-shirt. It was a teenager with adults whom I assume were his parents. The adults were appropriately dressed. Go figure!
My guess, having raised teenagers, was that the parents were in "pick your battle" mode.

This is not really an excuse, but I do understand how, sometimes, that's what things come down to.
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Tis true I tell ya.

Seriously, we only noticed because having read so much on this forum about Celebrity we expected the dress code to be so much higher.

Jeans were very much more prevailant on smart casual nights as were round neck T Shirts but we did also see more than one case on each formal night.

It didn't bother me, it was just an observation, but completely conflicted with our idea of what the cruise would be like from reading on here. We were speaking to other cruisers who said that if they had turned up dressed as they were on Princess they would have been turned away, I wouldn't know if that's the case or not.

So there you go, hopefully someone else on the 24 July Cruise to the Baltics will back me up just in case I was hallucinating after the flights of fancy in the Martini bar
We observed the same thing on the May 7 Eclipse Baltic cruise, so Rool is not exaggerating. Yes, there were lot of people in suits, sport coats, and tuxes, kilts, etc., but at least in our section of the MDR, there were jeans on formal nights. More on smart casual nights. This was a very diverse cruise with a lot of cultures present and maybe that is why no one enforced the dress code. Who knows?
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I would like to address this message to (and ask for replies from) the men and women here who prefer to witness proper "observance" of the published Celebrity dress code for men on "formal" nights, which is ...
Formal -- Gentlemen: Tuxedo, suit or dinner jacket with slacks.

The truth is that, because of a health condition that can result in hyperthermia (overheating), I am not able to wear the above kind of clothing throughout dinner and yet still enjoy the meal. Therefore, I wish to ask if anyone reading this would be offended if they were to see me doing the following on Celebrity formal nights:

-- Wearing, into the dining room, dress slacks, a short-sleeved dress shirt, and a sport jacket, but with no necktie.
-- Removing the jacket and hanging it on the back of my chair (preferably immediately after reaching the table, but no later than when discomfort begins).

I suppose that I should ask not only whether you would be offended at seeing this, but also whether dining room staff would frown upon, or even prohibit, my doing this.

Thanks, in advance, for your understanding replies.

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