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I understand that long pants and no jeans may be worn inside the eating venues but are you allowed to wear shorts during the evening after dinner in the bars, or the casino, or watching a show?

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Jeans are welcome everywhere except in the main dining room (The Restaurant). Shorts are not allowed in the evenings in public areas although that rule seems to be waved for the Patio / Earth & Ocean outside dining venue. 

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Hmmm.. I thought it was no jeans in public areas after 6pm.  Maybe this has changed and I didn't realize it?

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1 hour ago, SLSD said:

Hmmm.. I thought it was no jeans in public areas after 6pm.  Maybe this has changed and I didn't realize it?

 

Agree with your thought.  We found this on the internet about Seabourn and dated June of this year...

 

"Casual, resort-style attire  including jeans and shorts, is welcome in all lounges and dining venues UNTIL 6pm."

 

In thinking about it, we would be rather uncomfortable (read: underdressed) going around the ship in the evening in shorts when everyone else is wearing something longer. 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Silver Sweethearts

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3 minutes ago, Silver Sweethearts said:

 

Agree with your thought.  We found this on the internet about Seabourn and dated June of this year...

 

"Casual, resort-style attire  including jeans and shorts, is welcome in all lounges and dining venues UNTIL 6pm."

 

In thinking about it, we would be rather uncomfortable (read: underdressed) going around the ship in the evening in shorts when everyone else is wearing something longer. 

 

 

 

 

 

OK, That is what I thought.  I seem to remember reading that as well.  We were always careful to follow that instruction.  

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8 hours ago, AlexsDogPound said:

I understand that long pants and no jeans may be worn inside the eating venues but are you allowed to wear shorts during the evening after dinner in the bars, or the casino, or watching a show?

 

Why in the world would you want to do that?  

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11 hours ago, toseaornottosea said:

 

Why in the world would you want to do that?  

 

Because I'm on vacation.

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17 hours ago, SLSD said:

Hmmm.. I thought it was no jeans in public areas after 6pm.  Maybe this has changed and I didn't realize it?

 

From Seabourn’s website. Make of it what you will, unfortunately (and as debated here a gazillion times before) it isn’t very clear on other dining venues after 6 pm - and Seabourn needs to fix that. 

 

  • Jeans are welcome in all dining venues during the day, but not appropriate in The Restaurant after 6pm.

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5 hours ago, AlexsDogPound said:

 

Because I'm on vacation.

If wearing shorts during the evening on a cruise is really important to you, I would consider choosing another cruise line.  I don't think I've seen people wearing shorts in the evening on Seabourn.  Most try to consider the dress code as stated and adhere to it to the best of their understanding.  There are probably other cruise lines that would welcome shorts in casinos, at shows, at bars, etc.  I think the really good thing is that there are cruise lines that cover every whim that a guest might have.  Why sail on a ship that has guidelines counter to your desires?  

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With the powerful A/C indoors at night, I think shorts in the casino or theater might be a bit drafty.  I love A/C in hot weather, but even I have to put on a coat to keep comfortable.

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5 hours ago, SLSD said:

If wearing shorts during the evening on a cruise is really important to you, I would consider choosing another cruise line.  I don't think I've seen people wearing shorts in the evening on Seabourn.  Most try to consider the dress code as stated and adhere to it to the best of their understanding.  There are probably other cruise lines that would welcome shorts in casinos, at shows, at bars, etc.  I think the really good thing is that there are cruise lines that cover every whim that a guest might have.  Why sail on a ship that has guidelines counter to your desires?  

It is not counter to my desires or really important to me. I am inquiring as I have not seen any posts that cover the public areas of the ship during the evening outside of the restaurants. For instance if we choose to dine in our cabins, then see a show, will it be frowned upon. I now know that the answer is yes and I will pack accordingly.

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5 hours ago, AlexsDogPound said:

It is not counter to my desires or really important to me. I am inquiring as I have not seen any posts that cover the public areas of the ship during the evening outside of the restaurants. For instance if we choose to dine in our cabins, then see a show, will it be frowned upon. I now know that the answer is yes and I will pack accordingly.

 

Something you need to be mindful of  AlexsDogPound is that the interior of the ship is kept at around 21c -22c (70f -72f) whether in the Med in mid-summer or in Antarctica, and the restaurants are even  cooler, as the wait-staff are wearing jackets and they are constantly on the move.

The theatre is also cooler because of the energetic action of most of the performers.

Of course you can have your Suite at any temperature you wish.

I wear a jacket each night just to be comfortable.

Edited by SKP946

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I have wondered this as well. At what time is it ok to go back to casual. What if I want to grab a drink from a bar at 11 pm, do  I have to be dressed nicely?

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47 minutes ago, islandchick said:

I have wondered this as well. At what time is it ok to go back to casual. What if I want to grab a drink from a bar at 11 pm, do  I have to be dressed nicely?

I am not one to be a stickler for a particular mode of dress.  But, I have a question. Why would you NOT want to be dressed nicely on one of Seabourn's cruise ships? From my own experience in the Observation Bar on a SB ship at 11pm, everyone is dressed nicely--in the same clothes they wore for dinner. Why is this a big issue? I'm not trying to be argumentative.  I'm just trying to understand the need to push back against dressing nicely.  I don't quite get it.  

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Well to each his own I suppose because I don't get it either. I love to dress up but If I want to grab a drink and sit outside on deck at 11 or 12 I would prefer to be more comfortable. My question still stands.

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1 minute ago, islandchick said:

Well to each his own I suppose because I don't get it either. I love to dress up but If I want to grab a drink and sit outside on deck at 11 or 12 I would prefer to be more comfortable. My question still stands.

 

Why wouldn’t `you just order a drink from Room Service or your suite Bar/Fridge and sit on your Veranda, you can even go naked then if that’s your desire.

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Perhaps this topic should be locked. The Opp’s question has been answered and we’re now going down the same road as always where people start lecturing “consider another cruise line”, “dress nicely” or even “sit on your verandah” 🙄

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@islandchick I think the answer to your question is that the evening dress code goes into effect at 6 pm, period. There is no "dinner-only" dress code that gives way to informal/casual dress later in the evening. 

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16 hours ago, florisdekort said:

Perhaps this topic should be locked. The Opp’s question has been answered and we’re now going down the same road as always where people start lecturing “consider another cruise line”, “dress nicely” or even “sit on your verandah” 🙄

Host Dan or one of the other moderators usually close and delete dress code threads almost immediately.  This and other Dress Code questions have been answered SO many times in the Dress Code thread.  

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On 9/10/2019 at 7:56 PM, Dusko said:

No complaints about a kilt! 

 

Seen one on Royal 🙂

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On 9/11/2019 at 12:56 AM, Dusko said:

No complaints about a kilt! 

Seen one on Seabourn - in the Caribbean so the gentleman was a tad hot! But he looked fabulous.

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6 hours ago, margbem said:

Seen one on Seabourn - in the Caribbean so the gentleman was a tad hot! But he looked fabulous.

I made the mistake of asking my guy (with Kilts) if he was wearing anything under his Kilts.  He said no.  It took me days to erase that image from my mind.  Other than that, he did look sharp.

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17 hours ago, raphael360 said:

I made the mistake of asking my guy (with Kilts) if he was wearing anything under his Kilts.  He said no.  It took me days to erase that image from my mind.  Other than that, he did look sharp.

I wonder what would happen if a man asked a woman if she was wearing anything under her dress. I bet the Me Too Police would be there in a hot second!

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