Posted May 20th, 2018, 06:48 PM
Last edited by bUU; May 20th, 2018 at 07:01 PM
We are sailing on the Eurodam to Alaska. First time on HAL, first time cruising with our kids (7-12). I've tried searching the HAL website and have had no luck. Google searches gave me conflicting info.
Can anyone tell me:
How many formal nights will be on a 7-night cruise?
What is required for a formal night? Do young boys have to wear suit coats?
What is the dress code for casual nights? Are jeans allowed? How about t-shirts? Are they more lax for children?
Also, even though we booked 6 months ago and have followed up regularly, we haven't been able to get a set dining time. We would REALLY like one. Does anyone know if it's possible to get one once onboard?
Thanks for any and all help.
2 gala nights on 7 night cruises.
"Most evenings smart casual attire is appropriate. Shorts, pool/beachwear, distressed jeans and men’s tank tops are best left to the daytime and are not permitted in fine dining restaurants."
"Gala Nights evoke the grand traditions of cruising as guests dress to impress for special events on board, including a five-course gourmet dinner in the Dining Room. For gentlemen, collared shirt and slacks are required in all fine dining restaurants . For ladies, dressy attire is appropriate, dresses skirts and slacks are all acceptable."
So, as long as they aren't beachwear, t-shirts are allowed most nights, but not on gala nights when a collared shirt is required.
Jeans are allowed on most nights, but not distressed jeans. And jeans aren't allowed on gala nights.
The problem is that the t-shirts that the youngsters in my family wear are suitable for the beach and therefore not the dining room, and the jeans that the youngsters in my family wear are generally distressed. So unless your children are different, t-shirts and jeans probably won't work.
There isn't a more lax policy for children. The same rules apply.
It is possible to get a set dining time once you get aboard but there are no guarantees.
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