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#1
Alberta,Canada
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Joined Jan 2014
We are booked on the island princess on Mar 17 Panama cruise. We have cruised before & I thought dress shorts for men were allowed in the dining rooms on smart casual nights? I may be wrong. I realize it states casual pants. Could someone please enlighten me? Thanks
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Petaluma, Ca. 94954
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It could depend on the cruise line involved, but have never heard of shorts allowed in the main dining room for dinner.

Double check on the Princess board, here:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=197

When we last sailed on Princess, shorts were not allowed in the Dining Room for dinner.
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SoCal
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Originally posted by CruiserBruce
It could depend on the cruise line involved, but have never heard of shorts allowed in the main dining room for dinner.

Double check on the Princess board, here:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=197

When we last sailed on Princess, shorts were not allowed in the Dining Room for dinner.
I know this thread is asking about Princess, but just an FYI, Disney now allows shorts for dinner in the dining rooms.
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#4
Moon Township, Pa
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Joined Oct 2000
Originally posted by welheh2014
We are booked on the island princess on Mar 17 Panama cruise. We have cruised before & I thought dress shorts for men were allowed in the dining rooms on smart casual nights? I may be wrong. I realize it states casual pants. Could someone please enlighten me? Thanks
Shorts were not allowed on our most recent Princess cruise in the MDR. Long slacks and collared shirts were what the code said
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North Carolina Coast!, USA
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Next time you post, put your question the title box. You'll get more answers because people will know what your asking. CC puts your 'name' there if you don't have a question there!
And, Carnival allows shorts in the MDR any time. On Celebrity men must wear a jacket on formal nights.
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#6
Greenville, SC, USA
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Welcome to Cruise Critic.

We will be with you on the Island Princess in March. There is a Roll Call for the cruise. That is where you can meet others sailing with you. Below is the link to it. Hope you will join us.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1840080
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Originally posted by Shmoo here
I know this thread is asking about Princess, but just an FYI, Disney now allows shorts for dinner in the dining rooms.

Even for adults??

Or just for children?
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Welcome to Cruise Critic.

Definitely join your Roll Call by following the link that Paul gave you. You can find out what rules are on the ship, what excursions others are doing, etc.
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Originally posted by Bonnie J.
Next time you post, put your question the title box. You'll get more answers because people will know what your asking. CC puts your 'name' there if you don't have a question there!
And, ! Carnival allows shorts in the MDR any time ! . On Celebrity men must wear a jacket on formal nights.
Another reason to pass on carnival..
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We've been going on Princess since 2003 and all that time, shorts is not considered "smart casual." If someone wants to wear shorts to dinner, they can go to the Horizon Court, or get food from the International Cafe in the Piazza (the bottom deck of the Grand Atrium) or from the poolside pizzeria or grill, and still get a good meal even when not dressed up.
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