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It wasn't until this that I've noticed that the recent compasses for Oasis list Casual and Formal as being the dress codes and yet the RCI website doesn't even define Casual dress code. The only things defined are Smart Casual and Formal. http://www.royalcaribbean.com/custom...qSubjectId=334Here is one spot where they define what they mean by casual:
I know that not everyone is happy with the idea of cruise lines going to a more casual approach, but this certainly makes packing for our upcoming Oasis cruise a bit easier.
Interesting....that video seems to imply that shorts are now officially OK in the MDR.There were TONS of shorts (and an occasional tank-top) in MDR on our Liberty cruise a few weeks ago. Other than formal night, we did not see them turn anyone away.
I am old school. I don't like shorts, t-shirts, and ball caps in the main dining room. Smart casual is a nice shirt and pants. We had guy on the Harmony who wore the same t-shirt three nights in a row.I'm with you. How hard is it to put on a decent pair of pants and a polo shirt? On our last cruise a guy showed up in shorts and tee shirt every night. Although credit where credit is due, at least on formal night his t shirt didn't say "Budweiser."
Why does t-shirt and ballcap always get associated with shorts?I'm from Florida too and nice shorts with a button up shirt or polo shirt is totally considered dressy in our state. We had people wear that to our beach wedding and it was great.
This trifecta association is tiresome and, frankly, a little odd that people can't understand that some people want to be casual without dressing like a picnic in the park either. I'm not interested in wearing a tshirt or hat to dinner, but shorts yes. and not gym shorts. Polo shirt, tan or grey pocket shorts and boat shoes are pretty much my south florida standard when not at work, and acceptable in many places, some far better than any cruise ship main dining room. I've got an abundance of hair on top so no need for a hat here. Not everything is so extreme. Just because I want to ditch my work slacks doesn't mean I'm showing up straight from the beach. Consider that.
Dress how you like; that includes dressing up, or not dressing up. Enjoy yourselves. In almost 30 years of cruising I have no idea what anyone else not part of my party was wearing. Even then I probably could not tell you.