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Celebrity announced today there will no longer be formal nights on Celebrity ships starting in early Dec. They will be replaced with Chic nights, however jackets and ties are no longer required. I can't give you a link right now because it is on the other board and they will not allow it on this board.
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Old November 16th, 2015, 06:40 PM
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We are cruising on Dec 5 and recovered this email about a week ago, right after my wife bought a new formal for the cruise. Do you think we will look out of place in formal wear, we were looking forward to the photo that evening??
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I just looked at the website and you are correct. This is nice. Previously, only Celebrity and higher suites had access. There is also access to Luminae restaurant for all Sky Suite and higher guests.

Nice move by Celebrity.

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Celebrity seems to be following NCLs suites, I predict that the new ships will have the suites in a closed off area like the Haven on NCL. Maybe even have their own pool.

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We are cruising on Dec 5 and recovered this email about a week ago, right after my wife bought a new formal for the cruise. Do you think we will look out of place in formal wear, we were looking forward to the photo that evening??

You won't look out of place. I'm sure that there will others who dress formally.


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Hallelujah! I still don't think I'd wear jeans in the restaurants..just me...
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Hallelujah! I still don't think I'd wear jeans in the restaurants..just me...

While travelling in tropical areas, I don't see any reasons to wear jeans.

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While travelling in tropical areas, I don't see any reasons to wear jeans.

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Agree, I live in jeans in the winter, they don't even make the suitcase on a Caribbean cruise.
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I do have mixed feelings about the dress code because on my first Celebrity cruise I took a nice suit and a sport jacket and tow pairs of nice slacks. I had to fly to that cruise and to several more because I was living in Connecticut.
Now I live in Florida and drive to the cruiseports so I can take plenty of luggage. It's like things are a bit backward.
But no matter what the dress code or lack thereof I plan to enjoy my cruises.


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On my very first cruise in 1973 on a Cunard ship men had to wear suits for lunch and dinner.
I used to like to dress up at times but now at my age casual is preferred.
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I used to like to dress up at times but now at my age casual is preferred.

I am neutral about it. I don't mind dressing up but I'm fine dressing casual.

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We've avoided Celebrity for quire a few years as I thought of them as being a little stuffy and to formal. Now I'll be taking a look at a future cruise just to have a change from Princess. Great news for all Celebrity cruisers for sure.
Dress if you like or don't.
I'm really surprised that Princess hasn't don't something similar.
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We were on an RCI cruise last week and it was not mandatory to dress up on Formal nights.I would say,however,that approximately 70 % of the men wore suits and less than 1 % wore a tuxedo.
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We've avoided Celebrity for quire a few years as I thought of them as being a little stuffy and to formal. Now I'll be taking a look at a future cruise just to have a change from Princess. Great news for all Celebrity cruisers for sure.
Dress if you like or don't.
I'm really surprised that Princess hasn't don't something similar.
You know the funny thing is that for several years you did not have to dress formal. The formal dress code only applied to the Main Dining Room on formal nights. They had plenty of options available as all specialty restaurants are smart casual every night and of course the buffet is the buffet. You could even wear jeans in the specialties and the MDR on smart casual nights. They still are smart casual with this new Evening Chic code.

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Can anyone tell me what men are wearing for dinner at this time?


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On my last cruise ,two weeks ago I wore jeans a few nights and chinos the other nights along with a long sleeve button down shirt .
There was a sign stating that nobody could enter the MDR wearing shorts but several men did .One guy was not allowed in because he was wearing bedroom slippers.
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I will be cruising on the Celebrity Equinox on April 4th. and I would like to dress properly. I did wear a sports coat and a tie last week on the Freedom of the Seas.


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On my last cruise ,two weeks ago I wore jeans a few nights and chinos the other nights along with a long sleeve button down shirt .
There was a sign stating that nobody could enter the MDR wearing shorts but several men did .One guy was not allowed in because he was wearing bedroom slippers.
Slippers are a little much.
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I no longer take a suit on a cruise . I only own one suit that I bought in 1995 .
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Nice not to require formal attire (although men do look great when they dress up!). BUT personally I would hate to see jeans (would it devolve into what kind of 'condition' the jeans are in?) & shorts & muscle shirts in the dining room or anything not acceptable in a very nice restaurant. Maybe I'm in the minority but I think most people want & expect a class above McDonalds.
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Nice not to require formal attire (although men do look great when they dress up!). BUT personally I would hate to see jeans (would it devolve into what kind of 'condition' the jeans are in?) & shorts & muscle shirts in the dining room or anything not acceptable in a very nice restaurant. Maybe I'm in the minority but I think most people want & expect a class above McDonalds.
This really isn't a big change as far as Jeans are concerned, they have been allowed for at least five years. The only difference here is that they are allowing them on Chic nights. Actually many people have worn jeans on formal night with a sport jacket. Shorts and muscle t shirts are not still not allowed.
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Man there's nothing like the ol' dress code to generate action around here. Once upon a time it was dress codes, do I need a passport, why should I pay for specialty restaurants and what's the easiest way to get free drinks?

I'm pleased that Celebrity has decided to end the hypocrisy, but I hope it won't be seen as license to the backward baseball cap crowd to come in dressed like absolute slobs. These are the people whose mantra is, "I paid my damn fare and I'll dress any way I like!"

But I've discovered that the way to avoid most of those people on most any line is to avoid short Caribbean and Mexican Riviera cruises. You can't eliminate them altogether, but they tend to congregate on the short runs that are closest to home.

I think it's absolutely true that the only thing that's kept the dress codes alive this long is the photo business, along with--once upon a time--the tuxedo rental business. And yes, as of three months ago at least, Cunard did still have (and generally enforced) a dress code, and had an egregious five formal nights between San Francisco and Sydney. Room service came in handy for a couple of those.
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A friend of mine just returned from an 8 day private yacht trip to Cuba .There was not a formal dress code . However, at every dinner every male was attired in a suit.
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