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Old November 16th, 2003, 06:09 PM
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Default Holland America Alaska Dinner Wear

I'm wondering if HAL mislead me... I sent an e-mail to them asking about their dress code and saying that we didn't like to dress up. The reply was that there were only a couple formal nights, and we could eat in the Lido if we didn't want to dress up. Fishing around their website this afternoon, I see that jeans (and I'm thinking nice jeans with a collared shirt) aren't allowed in any public areas in the evening.

Have you had any experience with HAL (Sun/Dawn) in Alaska? It's not too late for us to change our mind and go Princess (deposit's due tomorrow), but I liked the bigger rooms on HAL. (I'm also wondering if you can sit in a chair in the standard outside staterooms and see out the window.)

Thanks, wise ones!
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Old November 17th, 2003, 10:32 AM
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Default Re: Holland America Alaska Dinner Wear

the only thing i can think of regarding jeans in the public areas is that the dress code for Formal Nights involves the entire evening, not just dinner. You get dressed-up and you stay dressed-up for the entire evening. You will find yourself in the minority if you decide to go to a show , bar or casino on formal nights in your jeans. On a personal note - Formal Nights are so amazing on a cruise, its really an experience not to be missed(imo) you don't have to break the bank on clothes either all you need is a nice long black or navy skirt with a silk or glittery top and dress shoes. All the men need is a nice dark suit, dress shirt/tie and dress shoes.
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Old November 18th, 2003, 11:28 PM
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Default Re: Holland America Alaska Dinner Wear

You mentioned Sun/Dawn?? Those are NCL ships, not HAL. I was on the Veendam in September to Alaska -- didn't notice any jeans at night. NCL is more casual than HAL. But HAL does have larger standard rooms than others. I was in an outside cabin, but the bed is under the window and the window is high enough that one couldn't see out (except the sky) sitting in a chair.

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Old November 19th, 2003, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: Holland America Alaska Dinner Wear

Jim, There is also the Sun Princess and the Dawn Princess sisters to the Sea Princess. Lots of names are repeated in various forms on ships still sailing the same waters today


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Old November 21st, 2003, 12:27 AM
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Hi Nana,

I will modify my statement to: "You mentioned Sun/Dawn?? Those are NCL and Princess ships, not HAL", but keep the rest of the post.

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