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untailored bostonian

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    Scituate, MA
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    NCL, Carnival, Princess
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  1. I like being in torn jeans and graphic t-shirts after 6pm. Nothing class based about it.
  2. These premium penthouse, suite, and Jr. suite with exclusive dining and facilities were spreading across all CL new builds. That does not bother me. I actually like that there is only one cash added Restaurants. There are other CL with new divided class facilities and associated exclusive dining. I'll adapt. As long as there are pools and hot tubs and an open ocean view I'll survive.
  3. Most CL seen to have gone to premium added restaurants. The one cruise we had on RLC they had dinner in the buffet area with table cloths and drink service. We thought that was nice. Supper premium areas were making their appearance on other lines. I know there are the Queens and Prince categories and they have separate dining rooms. Are their any lounges reserved for them?
  4. Not your dressing up. Requiring that all others must follow your lead.
  5. Nah! Frankly I get the sentiment. I understand that for many, this is their chance to put on the Rizt which is not their normal atire. Cunard for them is a bit like an upscale Holiday Camp. I hate the idea that I may need to have a couple of sports jackets [Tweed I suppose], a 3 pieces suit, a recently purchased used tux, and me normal 2 suit quality vests and a fist full of ties. I'm intrigued by the notion that there is a class of cruisers self identified as Cunarders.
  6. But I might. The costume expectations are, imnho, classism. To express, "One not able to conform to these standards is not desirable company." is classist. I'm the same person n in t-shirt and jeans as I am in a tux.
  7. I'll be 72 she 70. This will be our 50th. I am not one of those that have saved each cruise like a knotch, but we have 15+ cruises to our credit. 2 TA. A Hawaii TP. Several 10+ day cruies. This will be our first Cunard cruise. As noted, we know what to expect, mostly. My OP was mostly about how to pack. On other cruise line I pack a suit, two dress slacks, and 2 suit quality vests. Only once did I rent a tux, and that was for my first cruise. I guess at heart I am a "punter". We selected this cruise for the double TA and the bucket list cruininf thr fyjods. Cunard is an irrevency for us. We love sea day. 14 of 21 days will be at sea. Since it is the end of August and 12 days of September, I have my fingers crossed for a force 12+++ cat5 storm mid Atlantic with 60+ foot swells. 🤷‍♂️🙃😱 All that said, I will act accordingly and only snicker occasionally. However, if you chat me up, I was out of line when they handed out filters the day I was born.
  8. Another post said as much. Tell me what to expect if I attend a theater at night in a tee shirt and jeans? It was suggested elsewhere that such casual dress in the evenings might make certian sections of the ship off limits. Would you agree, or do you think my fellow cruisers might be dismayed and I might register their distress?
  9. Classism (noun) prejudice against or in favor of people belonging to a particular social class. In the first half of the 20th century before "the punters" could get around the world be air, sailing ships were expressly separated by class as shown in "Titanic". Cunard represents vestiges of those times in the "this is how we dress for the propper cruise experience" motif. It is what it is. Right? But when in Rome ...
  10. Added edit note: I do not believe I was being called a punter, not that I am not. Punters noun1 informal, chiefly British a person who gambles, places a bet, or makes a risky investment.• a customer or client, especially a member of an audience.• a prostitute’s client. My guess this form of social insult improves the experience fot Cunarders. Why is that? Is this Britishness? Respect for others is not determined courtier. Thus it is about class and not respect. To see it otherwise, imnho, is a character flaw. The thespian nature of establishing one's class, ones character, by the clothes that they wear should not be over looked.
  11. I have been cruising for 25 years. I knew people then who told me only Cunard represented a real cruising experience. There is an innate classism in the history of sailing on Cunard. The explicit classism portrayed in "Titanic" defined the historical nature of cruising. It was Transportation. It was not a holiday experience. I'm not sure when the cruise as a vacation became the norm, but Cunard has maintained the nostalgia for cruising as experienced in the first half of the 20th century. Of course by booking a Cunard cruise I am cognizant of these vestiges of classism. The "Cunarders" are perhaps expressing their desire to MCGA. I said earlier, the ship, the cruseline, is just my ride. I book the itinerary. But "Cunarders" may be more influenced by the Cunard's culture. While I may find the implied classist expectations dispiriting, I recognise them going in. I'll choose to look down on these less than egalitarian views, but I'll do my best to be chameleon. If they can't see me they won't wrinkle their classist noses.
  12. I book the itinerary and not the line. The line is just the ride from here to there. What is it with dress up? Is it a ruling class thing?
  13. Suit vests. Looks like I left my jacket on a chair. Much easier to pack. Think the wife and I can get by with just 2 carry-ons? 😏🙃
  14. Yes them good all days. 🤦‍♂️ Some revel in the dress up of "propper atire", but the era of Downton Abbey has long since passed. I'd rather avoid packing a tux, black suit, and a sports jacket. I would avoid the jackets by packing vests that imnho look dressed up even without the jacket. On the QM2 I'm not sure that will suffice.
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