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Holland America - are ties mandatory with jacket?

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We'll be sailing to the Caribbean on the Zuiderdam (Holland America).  We are first-time cruisers.  My husband HATES wearing a tie.  If he wears a nice collared shirt and sport coat, will this be acceptable for formal night or the upscale restaurants, or will he be rejected without a tie?

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Yes, it's acceptable...he won't be rejected...happy sailing. 😎

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Definitely do not need the tie. I'm not sure that he even needs the jacket as it is now a Gala night not a Formal night.

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HAL had a dress night until 2015.I had to wear a tie every day when I was working.I do not miss it.I have not worn one on a cruise in 4 years.

Enjoy the Zuiderdam.

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Good to know he won't be thrown overboard for being under-dressed.  🙂   Thank you all.

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14 minutes ago, RAS4331 said:

Good to know he won't be thrown overboard for being under-dressed.  🙂   Thank you all.

Gala Nights for men are slacks (not jeans) and a collared shirt.  You will see some Tux and some jackets and ties but in the Caribbean you will see about 50% in slacks (Think Dockers) and a collared shirt.

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No tie necessary.

 

He can not carry the jacket either. It’s not necessary.

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