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We are taking our first HAL cruise on the new Rotterdam in April, 2022. My husband usually wears long sleeve, button down shirts in the MDR.  Are nice polo shirts acceptable in HAL's MDRs?  Sorry to appear so silly, but we do not want to stick out like sore thumbs!

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17 minutes ago, HappyCamper49 said:

We are taking our first HAL cruise on the new Rotterdam in April, 2022. My husband usually wears long sleeve, button down shirts in the MDR.  Are nice polo shirts acceptable in HAL's MDRs?  Sorry to appear so silly, but we do not want to stick out like sore thumbs!

 

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59 minutes ago, HappyCamper49 said:

We are taking our first HAL cruise on the new Rotterdam in April, 2022. My husband usually wears long sleeve, button down shirts in the MDR.  Are nice polo shirts acceptable in HAL's MDRs?  Sorry to appear so silly, but we do not want to stick out like sore thumbs!

Except on formal nights, all I ever wear are polo shirts - and that seems to be the most common attire I see.  I do wear a suit on formal (now called gala) nights.

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51 minutes ago, Al Aboard said:

Except on formal nights, all I ever wear are polo shirts - and that seems to be the most common attire I see.  I do wear a suit on formal (now called gala) nights.

Thank you so much for your reply!  Packing should be so much easier now.

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Here are the official rules:  

 

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. On Gala Nights in fine dining restaurants, collared shirts and slacks are required for gentlemen. For ladies, elegant dresses, skirts, or slacks are all acceptable.

 

Jeans, shorts and T-shirts are only allowed in the casual dining restaurants.

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The majority of Gala Night diners wear just collared shirts and slacks.  Probably 30% wear jackets with some adding a tie.  You will see a handful of tuxedos on every cruise. 

 

I strongly recommend the unlimited laundry package and you can pack even less.

 

 

 

 

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16 hours ago, HappyCamper49 said:

We are taking our first HAL cruise on the new Rotterdam in April, 2022. My husband usually wears long sleeve, button down shirts in the MDR.  Are nice polo shirts acceptable in HAL's MDRs?  Sorry to appear so silly, but we do not want to stick out like sore thumbs!

It will be fine ...

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1 hour ago, Crew News said:

The majority of Gala Night diners wear just collared shirts and slacks.  Probably 30% wear jackets with some adding a tie.  You will see a handful of tuxedos on every cruise. 

 

I strongly recommend the unlimited laundry package and you can pack even less.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion!

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