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What Not to Wear - Pearl in March


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We started cruising with NCL five years ago, and this will be our sixth cruise. It seems to me that clothing is getting less and less formal for dinners. Any suggestions from those just off the Pearl. Is one nice outfit and a few casual formal outfits too much? Can my husband now wear nice jeans to the dining rooms? With the new luggage restrictions from the airlines trying to pack light.

Thanks for your help

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We will be going on our sixth cruise next month as well. Congratulations.

 

Personally, I think you are planning to take too much "formal" clothing, especially if you are trying to pack light. I take my Chico's travel pants and can wear them day and evening. You can take a fancy top for dress up or not night.

 

Yes, your husband can wear jeans to dinner in most restaurants. I would have him bring a pair of something like dockers also.

 

Enjoy!

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We started cruising with NCL five years ago, and this will be our sixth cruise. It seems to me that clothing is getting less and less formal for dinners. Any suggestions from those just off the Pearl. Is one nice outfit and a few casual formal outfits too much? Can my husband now wear nice jeans to the dining rooms? With the new luggage restrictions from the airlines trying to pack light.

Thanks for your help

 

When we sailed you were not allowed jeans on ""formal" night, if you plan to attend that.

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When we sailed you were not allowed jeans on ""formal" night, if you plan to attend that.

 

There is no formal night and jeans are now acceptable in all dining venues in the evenings except for one main dining room (which one is printed in the Daily). Even then there are many reports here of jeans being permitted in that dining room as well, depending on the maitre'd.

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Wow! thank you all for your help. I have mixed feelings about getting dressed up. Having two teenage girls, it can take hours. But then we look nice as a family. I know my husband would rather spend the time as at the casino, the girls playing in the pool, and me reading a good book by the pool. So as it is a vacation, it is nice to know we can have a nice meal without having to spend hours getting ready.

 

As some of you were on the Pearl, what did you do on Roatan? Still trying to figure that port out. Also Cozumel?

Thanks

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Wow! thank you all for your help. I have mixed feelings about getting dressed up. Having two teenage girls, it can take hours. But then we look nice as a family. I know my husband would rather spend the time as at the casino, the girls playing in the pool, and me reading a good book by the pool. So as it is a vacation, it is nice to know we can have a nice meal without having to spend hours getting ready.

 

As some of you were on the Pearl, what did you do on Roatan? Still trying to figure that port out. Also Cozumel?

Thanks

 

 

Gosh, you brought back memories for me...of taking hours as a girl to get ready to go out.:)

 

In Cozumel, we are planning on doing to Playa Mia NCL excursion.

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There is no formal night and jeans are now acceptable in all dining venues in the evenings except for one main dining room (which one is printed in the Daily). Even then there are many reports here of jeans being permitted in that dining room as well, depending on the maitre'd.

 

 

Well thats interesting. We only sailed a couple of months ago? Has it changes since then? Both our Butler and Conceirge called it "formal" night (although others just said dress up night, thats why formal is in quotes), and were adament that there was a no jean policy. They saved a very nice table for us and I don't recal seeing any jeans? Hmmmm......

 

It was in the Dining room, but Isn't that the only place they do the formal/special/dress up/lobster/whatyamacallit night?

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Wow! thank you all for your help. I have mixed feelings about getting dressed up. Having two teenage girls, it can take hours. But then we look nice as a family. I know my husband would rather spend the time as at the casino, the girls playing in the pool, and me reading a good book by the pool. So as it is a vacation, it is nice to know we can have a nice meal without having to spend hours getting ready.

 

As some of you were on the Pearl, what did you do on Roatan? Still trying to figure that port out. Also Cozumel?

Thanks

 

Have you been to the ports of call yet? I would suggest that as that is where we got a lot of good input.

 

Roatan was the only port where we had actually booked an excursion through NCL as they had a SNUBA (snorkel/scuba mix) excursion that I really wanted to do. Unfortunately we had to cancel at the last minute due to health problems. We ended up just walking off the boat and hiring a cab and interpreter to show us the island. We had a great time but I really wish we had stuck with our original plan B which was to go to Fins & Flippers. This really looked like it was a nice place and have read lots of great things about it.

 

Cozumel we had planned to wing it and ended up at Paradise beach. It was okay but a little too crowded for my liking. You might want to check out a place called Nachi Cocum as that really looks a lot more fun to me. I believe I saw a post stating that they only sell 100 tickets for the day so that it doesn't get crowded.

 

Belize by far was our favourite! We booked through Ecolological tours and went to Bannister Island. They weren't a ton cheaper than the ships price but got to spend more time on the island and the people were really the nicest people! They did everything to make sure you had a great time. Oh, and you MUST try their Bannister island iced tea! YUMMMY~~~ :D

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