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I know this question has been discussed before a number of times and I apologize for bringing it up again, but here goes.  Cruising on the Oasis this month and we haven't cruised on RCI for a few years so was wondering if very many men wear nice shorts in the MDR for dinner?

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More and more with every cruise with every cruise recently taken especially on Oasis classes and Anthem. 

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Personally I would never wear shorts when having dinner in a restaurant - hence I would never wear shorts for dinner in MRD.

Shorts will for me be acceptable in Windjammer.

-  might be because I'm from Denmark🤵.

 

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3 minutes ago, hallasm said:

Personally I would never wear shorts when having dinner in a restaurant - hence I would never wear shorts for dinner in MRD.

Shorts will for me be acceptable in Windjammer.

-  might be because I'm from Denmark🤵.

 

Yes folks from Florida where shorts all the time for dinner in a restaurant.

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10 minutes ago, hallasm said:

Personally I would never wear shorts when having dinner in a restaurant - hence I would never wear shorts for dinner in MRD.

Shorts will for me be acceptable in Windjammer.

-  might be because I'm from Denmark🤵.

 

 

5 minutes ago, FLACRUISER99 said:

Yes folks from Florida where shorts all the time for dinner in a restaurant.

Ditto  living in Florida we always wear shorts to dinner.  Only time we wear long pants is if it's too cold outside😇

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13 minutes ago, hallasm said:

Personally I would never wear shorts when having dinner in a restaurant - hence I would never wear shorts for dinner in MRD.

Shorts will for me be acceptable in Windjammer.

-  might be because I'm from Denmark🤵.

 

The question wasn’t what you would do.    
 


there’s many posts here saying they have eased the dress attire for dinners.    

im bring 1 pair of dockers with me next week on the HOS just Incase.  
But everything else are shorts. And button up shirts.     
Being a UPS driver. We never wear pants. For Breakfast lunch or dinner  lol.   

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5 minutes ago, molly361 said:

 

Ditto  living in Florida we always wear shorts to dinner.  Only time we wear long pants is if it's too cold outside😇

We live in Nebraska, my husband wears shorts to dinner year round! lol I also wear shorts to dinner during warm weather. We haven't to the MDR but have seen many others.

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14 minutes ago, Ptroxx said:

The question wasn’t what you would do.    
 


there’s many posts here saying they have eased the dress attire for dinners.    

im bring 1 pair of dockers with me next week on the HOS just Incase.  
But everything else are shorts. And button up shirts.     
Being a UPS driver. We never wear pants. For Breakfast lunch or dinner  lol.   

This sounds good to me.  My husband was a UPS driver but has been retired for 6 years and he loved to wear his shorts too!  Thank you for your comment.

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I have my teens wear nice shorts with a polo shirt every night. I live and south Florida and all my clothes are skirts and shorts

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34 minutes ago, Ptroxx said:

he question wasn’t what you would do.

I tried to say - I do not find shorts appropriate for dinner - do not wearing shorts myself for dinner - and I would prefer 'no shorts' in MRD.  However realize that dress attire for dinners has been eased.At my last cruise the dress code for most of the days was 'Laid Back Lounging' which I translate to: jeans, polos, blouses or sundresses are listed as appropriate dress for dinner in the MRD. Shorts are welcome for breakfast and lunch. Agree that shorts might be appropriate for Casual.

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24 minutes ago, island visitor said:

This sounds good to me.  My husband was a UPS driver but has been retired for 6 years and he loved to wear his shorts too!  Thank you for your comment.

Your welcome.   I have less than 5 to go.   But my body might not make it.  May have to retire early and leave California and head to Florida.  That’s the actual plan for retirement.  But Florida might come sooner than later.  Unfortunately.   

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5 minutes ago, hallasm said:

I tried to say - I do not find shorts appropriate for dinner - do not wearing shorts myself for dinner - and I would prefer 'no shorts' in MRD.  However realize that dress attire for dinners has been eased.At my last cruise the dress code for most of the days was 'Laid Back Lounging' which I translate to: jeans, polos, blouses or sundresses are listed as appropriate dress for dinner in the MRD. Shorts are welcome for breakfast and lunch. Agree that shorts might be appropriate for Casual.

Again.  That’s your opinion.   Not what’s actually happening on these cruises.  
the dress code has changed a lot.    But thank you for your opinion.   

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29 minutes ago, renza said:

I have my teens wear nice shorts with a polo shirt every night. I live and south Florida and all my clothes are skirts and shorts

Teens never get questioned at dinner as long as they look nice from what I’ve seen.  
cant wait to move to FL so I can get rid of most of my paints lol.   

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1 hour ago, molly361 said:

 

Ditto  living in Florida we always wear shorts to dinner.  Only time we wear long pants is if it's too cold outside😇

Same in Texas, and I wear tailored shorts to dinner every night on a cruise (MDR as well as specialty)

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Is there some were at the entrance to leave your leaf blower .??? Maybe they can convert the cloak room 🤣🤣

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1 hour ago, hallasm said:

Personally I would never wear shorts when having dinner in a restaurant - hence I would never wear shorts for dinner in MRD.

Shorts will for me be acceptable in Windjammer.

-  might be because I'm from Denmark🤵.

 

Might also mean because you dress appropriately, cheers to you.

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It is discourage in writing (and it's printed on the daily schedule) but whether they will turn you away at the door of the MDR is up to the manager at the door.  We end up at Windjammer because of this.  Can he bring a pair of pants and change for dinner.  Linen pants can be as comfortable as shorts really if temperature is a problem.

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1 hour ago, Ptroxx said:

Teens never get questioned at dinner as long as they look nice from what I’ve seen.  
cant wait to move to FL so I can get rid of most of my paints lol.   

Everybody is moving to Florida. Over 1,000 people a day. We have no more room. 

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46 minutes ago, renza said:

Everybody is moving to Florida. Over 1,000 people a day. We have no more room. 

Yeah. Sorry. That’s not what Zillow says. Lolol 

Past resident I’m coming back. House hunting next week while I’m there for my cruise.     

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1 hour ago, taglovestocruise said:

Might also mean because you dress appropriately, cheers to you.

This isn’t the roaring 20’s anymore. Times have change.  Attire has changed. 
people can be well dressed and not be in a stuffy suit and tie. 
 

I’d beat most everyone that says you néed to be dressed up is retired.   
 

times have changed. And the cruise lines are adjusting to change.     

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If the staff at the entrance to the MDR is cool with those that wear shorts in the MDR in the evening that's all that matters. 

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2 hours ago, Ptroxx said:

This isn’t the roaring 20’s anymore. Times have change.  Attire has changed. 
people can be well dressed and not be in a stuffy suit and tie. 
 

I’d beat most everyone that says you néed to be dressed up is retired.   
 

times have changed. And the cruise lines are adjusting to change.     

That's funny - I'm going to retire at the end of this year and as I get older the more I enjoy relaxing and dressing casual.  After 60+ cruises, I'm going on a little 5 night cruise next month with my husband, son, grandson, and great grandson and it will be the first time I won't pack a suit for my husband or anything dressy for me.  It will be a blast!

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