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#21
Canberra Australia
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I really don't think it is enforced sufficiently by Cunard itself. I know it is in the paperwork but it is not made out to be a rule but more of a guideline, in addition people are not told that if they are not dressed to standard, then they will be turned away. This must come from Cunard and reinforced by TAs when people are booking.
#22
Batehaven, Australia
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Originally posted by MicCanberra
I really don't think it is enforced sufficiently by Cunard itself. I know it is in the paperwork but it is not made out to be a rule but more of a guideline, in addition people are not told that if they are not dressed to standard, then they will be turned away. This must come from Cunard and reinforced by TAs when people are booking.
Exactly, the Line must get their act into gear or they will lose many of their loyal traditionalist Cunard clientele. Pax are not going to spend thousands travelling the word in the company of those who want to walk around the Cunard ships regimentally undressed. Some of the other Lines who have poorly enforced dress codes, i.e. Princess and RCI should also wake up.
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#24
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Joined Jul 2014
Originally posted by cruise collector
Very sad that the world cruisers could not adapt to the casual attitude of the australian cruisers and actually get to know them. With regards to wearing a jacket, I would doubt many of the cruisers would have had a jacket, let alone wearing it in summer. Short sleeve shirts are the standard dress here and that would include polo tops. I think it is more important to judge them by their behaviour. Cunnard do not advertise their short cruises as "dressed up" and as all the other cruise liners are more relaxed I suspect people were not aware of the expected dress codes.
I disagree entirely with cruise collector and so did four Australians at my breakfast table who embarked at Melbourne for a short cruise and were amazed at some of the dress of their follow Australians.They had especially bought some evening clothes to dress up according to their booking information.The information is available but many just chose to ignore it.
Having paid a great deal of money for our cruise can anyone give me a reasonable argument as to why WE should change and NOT the people who are on the ship for 2or 3 days.If people do not own a jacket why on earth would they go on a cruise where it states "Jackets to be worn" Are they not able to read ????
#25
Wagga Wagga, Australia
481 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
Originally posted by Alanxx
...................If people do not own a jacket why on earth would they go on a cruise where it states "Jackets to be worn" Are they not able to read ????
Aussies read"dress codes" as a very loose suggestion only. They are not used to being told how to dress and, actually, the more people complain about it, the more an Aussie will non-comply. If I'm paying for this holiday, I'll dress how I like. It's just the way it is.
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#27
Fort Worth, TX (via Melbourne, Australia)
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Originally posted by canoncruiser
Just saw the 2020 QM2 itinerary-Cunard will probably do the same thing between Brisbane and Fremantle-Buyer Beware!
Well, that's disappointing. I've never taken a cruise (Cunard or otherwise), but I'm doing my first crossing this August, and I have my eye on the 2020 Hong Kong > Fremantle segment of the world cruise, and would be disappointed if the ship is full of people who don't care to dress up.
#28
Queensland, Australia
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Joined Jan 2012
Just off QM2 and we are Australian.
First, until someone speaks - how could you possibly know their nationality and therefore judge their dress.
Second, we noted that the variation in formal dressing spread across the ship - Aussie, Brits, Canadians, Americans, Asian - didn’t seem to be one passenger group.
For the OP to judge Australians on three examples (though he might have five) seems very unfair.
There were some beautifully attired Aussies, but you didn’t see these ones as they “blended in”.
Finally, I think it is the job of Cunard itself, not passengers or us on CC to decide and enforce the standard of another persons’ dress.


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#29
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Oh the humanity! A red pullover
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#30
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Newsflash!
Cunard will now inspect passenger's luggage at embarkation points.
Those without a reasonable amount of appropriate attire will be denied boarding.
Pop-up clothing stores will be availble at ports without nearby department stores.
#31
Queensland, Australia
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Originally posted by kenexx
Oh the humanity! A red pullover

What IS Cunard coming to? 🤭


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#32
Queensland, Australia
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Originally posted by buchhalm
Newsflash!

Cunard will now inspect passenger's luggage at embarkation points.

Those without a reasonable amount of appropriate attire will be denied boarding.

Pop-up clothing stores will be availble at ports without nearby department stores.

I do hope the inspection officers include the Dress Code, as how else will us Aussies possibly know what we need to buy? LOL 🤣


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#33
Batehaven, Australia
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Originally posted by buchhalm
Newsflash!
Cunard will now inspect passenger's luggage at embarkation points.
Those without a reasonable amount of appropriate attire will be denied boarding.
Pop-up clothing stores will be availble at ports without nearby department stores.

No tuxedo no embark. Strayans exempt.
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#34
Fort Worth, TX (via Melbourne, Australia)
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Joined Feb 2018
Originally posted by Porky55
Just off QM2 and we are Australian.
First, until someone speaks - how could you possibly know their nationality and therefore judge their dress?
Ha! Last year, I met up with a schoolfriend who was visiting the US from Australia. II hadn’t seen here in 40 years. She was traveling with her husband, brother and sister-in-law, whom I had never met.


My eyesight isn’t what it used to be, but I knew it was my friend and her family approaching before I saw her face, purely based on the clothes they were wearing. Their clothing screamed “Australian”.

I can pick an Australian before they speak, if they are wearing a certain type of clothing...
#35
South Australia
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Originally posted by onehappystudio
Ha! Last year, I met up with a schoolfriend who was visiting the US from Australia. II hadn’t seen here in 40 years. She was traveling with her husband, brother and sister-in-law, whom I had never met.


My eyesight isn’t what it used to be, but I knew it was my friend and her family approaching before I saw her face, purely based on the clothes they were wearing. Their clothing screamed “Australian”.

I can pick an Australian before they speak, if they are wearing a certain type of clothing...


Would that be a hat with corks attached to repel flies? I find your post rather insulting.


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#36
Sydney, Australia
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Originally posted by onehappystudio
I can pick an Australian before they speak, if they are wearing a certain type of clothing...
Originally posted by Pushka
Would that be a hat with corks attached to repel flies? I find your post rather insulting.
But Puskha, the same applies for other nationalities, Americans in particular stand out due to the way they dress on vacation, especially in European cities.
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#37
Blue Mountains
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Originally posted by onehappystudio
Ha! Last year, I met up with a schoolfriend who was visiting the US from Australia. II hadn’t seen here in 40 years. She was traveling with her husband, brother and sister-in-law, whom I had never met.


My eyesight isn’t what it used to be, but I knew it was my friend and her family approaching before I saw her face, purely based on the clothes they were wearing. Their clothing screamed “Australian”.

I can pick an Australian before they speak, if they are wearing a certain type of clothing...


I guess they would stand out if they were wearing a sari or hijab as some Australians do.


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#38
Fort Worth, TX (via Melbourne, Australia)
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Joined Feb 2018
Originally posted by Pushka
Would that be a hat with corks attached to repel flies? I find your post rather insulting.


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Bless your heart - I'm sorry that you feel I was insulting you.

I was merely making an observation based on my own personal experiences as an Australian who no longer lives in Australia...
#39
Muscat/Oman, Abu Dhabi/UAE and Sydney/Australia
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Men in red/ yellow/ bright green or blue / purple pants: Germans on holiday.
Men with sweaters (jumpers / pullovers) in pastel tones slung across their shoulders: Italians
Men with knee length tailored shorts and sneakers with white socks: Americans
As above, but with sandals and socks: Brits or Germans

Ladies with horrible hair: French. (Parisians to be exact. Due to the horrible shower pressure in most apartments)
Ladies with "practical " short hair cuts in unnatural colors: Germans
#40
Fort Worth, TX (via Melbourne, Australia)
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Joined Feb 2018
Originally posted by buchhalm
Men with knee length tailored shorts and sneakers with white socks: Americans
That describes my (American) father-in-law to a t!