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I’m trying to get by with just a carry on, and wonder how strictly they enforce the no flip flops rule for dinner? I’m guessing if the rest of me looks pretty presentable they won’t toss me out...but wondered what others experience has been? We plan 2 specialty dinners..teppanyaki and moderno...in the MDR the rest. If it makes a difference we will be on the Getaway...

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I often wear sandals that flip and flop when I walk with no issue at all.  This question has long been debated and discussed and the end result is usually that sandals are ok but the original shower shoe/flip flop/thong is not.

 

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Frequently saw shorts, jokey t-shirt and ball cap.  Didn't really notice footwear. 

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There is nothing forbidding sandals or other open toe  shoes in the MDR or buffet.  People wear flip flops all over the ship.  I had to laugh at the YES and NO photo.  They are the exact same kind of shoe but made from different material.  If they banned flip flops then they would have to ban open toe sandals as well.


Can we remind each other, we are on vacation and should not be judging other people's shoes and dress.

I don't own a pair of flip flops because they would destroy my feet.  But I do own crocs that I wear to breakfast on ships all the time.

Edited by david_sobe

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How do your toes look?  Are they gnarly? If in doubt, just say no. 

Edited by PTC DAWG

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4 hours ago, david_sobe said:

There is nothing forbidding sandals or other open toe  shoes in the MDR or buffet.  People wear flip flops all over the ship.  I had to laugh at the YES and NO photo.  They are the exact same kind of shoe but made from different material.  If they banned flip flops then they would have to ban open toe sandals as well.


Can we remind each other, we are on vacation and should not be judging other people's shoes and dress.

I don't own a pair of flip flops because they would destroy my feet.  But I do own crocs that I wear to breakfast on ships all the time.

You made me laugh out loud. 😂 You’re right, they are the exact same style shoe. I should have said that I think the “no flip flop” policy really refers to shower shoes (1st pic) bc of the rubber material. The second pair is a more stylish leather version. But you are so right in that nobody really cares, including, I think NCL. One of the things I love about free-style cruising. 

  

 

 

 

 

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No one notices.  Wear whatever you want on your feet

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I wear Grandco sandals - fancy flip flops. They are so comfy that I have several in different styles and colours, and wear them all day on cruises - pool deck, restaurants, etc. Here is one example:

 

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I actually saw someone turned away at Savor on my last Breakaway cruise for trying to come in wearing those “foam/plastic” type flip flops.  I’ve never seen anyone wearing a baseball cap on backwards in ANY of the MDRs (Garden Cafe I have seen them).

 

I do like the idea of minimizing the amount of luggage and how much you have to pack.  Personally, I don’t pack flip flops at all.  I wear these....a lot...and they cover a lot of ground on where and when to wear them.

 

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The general consensus seems to be what I was thinking... find some nice sandals that work at the pool, in the casino, at the bar, in the restaurants... basically, not the $1 foam flip flops from Old Navy!  😄

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I wear slides from the time I get on the ship until I get off at the end.  never a problem.  Enjoy yourself.  I was able to travel with only a carry on bag on my last cruise, and it was great saving the bag fees with the airlines.  That was a 7 day cruise.  I have an 11 day coming up, and I'm hoping to pull off the same feat.  I'm thinking of buying one of those vacuum packing devices I see on TV to be able to fit more clothes in the carry on.

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Just got off of Allure of the Seas, sailing on the Breakaway next year. Saw what was probably the most varied attire ever on this last cruise. Anyone who knows who "Larry the Cable Guy" is, his twin was in the dining room one night. Ragged cut off sleeves on flannel shirt, camo baseball cap. Oh yeah, this was on "formal" night. Saw LOTS of baseball caps on at dinner, guess I am old fashioned, but I always heard it was just courteous to remove your cap at dinner. Topper was the night we saw a man in swim trunks and his wife in a bathing suit with a mesh cover up, yep in the dining room, yep at dinner. 

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On 10/23/2019 at 11:38 AM, dbrown84 said:

I wear slides from the time I get on the ship until I get off at the end.  never a problem.  Enjoy yourself. 

 

Pretty much this.  I'll bring some tennis shoes to wear on excursions where we'll be doing a lot of walking, but other than that it's slides, basketball or cargo shorts and t-shirts for the entirety of the cruise.  Never an issue, and one of the reasons I like NCL.

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I would think people had much better things to do like "enjoy themselves on vacation" rather than patrol what someone is wearing on their feet. 

 

My suggestion: Enjoy your vacation!

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I wore flip flops in the MDRs as my feet swelled so badly they were the only footwear that would fit. 

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