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Ya'll need to give it a rest. The MDR is not a Mortons steak house. It's closer to a Golden Corral. Dress accordingly.

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9 hours ago, crzndeb said:

Do you have hairy armpits? Nothing worse than armpit hair in the food.....well, maybe one thing worse 😩

Fortunately, no hairy armpits, and I shower daily and wear clean clothes, so I don’t think I was stinky 🙂

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1 hour ago, vacationlover_mn said:

Fortunately, no hairy armpits, and I shower daily and wear clean clothes, so I don’t think I was stinky 🙂

Also, i did wear my “dress” tank tops 😉

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11 minutes ago, Iamcruzin said:

Blasphemy! Off to the brig with you!

And, I ordered sea bass (they call it something else), so double shame to me!  I do try to never order it, since it is overfished 😞

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And, I ordered sea bass (they call it something else), so double shame to me!  I do try to never order it, since it is overfished

 

I would not worry about it. Many different species of fish are served as Sea Bass. And a high percentage of fish served at restaurants and bought at markets are mislabeled.

 

 

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14 hours ago, Iamcruzin said:

Not only are they clothing optional they also have theme rooms. Use your imagination. No need to hang an upside down pineapple on those charters as  swinging is already implied.

...😈

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4 minutes ago, davekathy said:

I always go topless on all of our cruises on sea days while lounging around soaking up the rays and suds.  

 

The intriguing question here is who wrote this response....Dave or Kathy ???

😁😁

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5 hours ago, vacationlover_mn said:

Fortunately, no hairy armpits, and I shower daily and wear clean clothes, so I don’t think I was stinky 🙂

 

A related question: when eating in the MDR, are beads appropriate for my armpit hair braids?  Or, should I go with something less conspicuous?

 

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15 minutes ago, Btank said:

 

A related question: when eating in the MDR, are beads appropriate for my armpit hair braids?  Or, should I go with something less conspicuous?

 

 

Beads are fine if they are nice beads.

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All kidding aside: cruising with my mentally disabled older brother gives me a different perspective on this.  He can and will dress up for formal nights - but only under duress, and not without stress for him.  If formal night falls on a port day when we might have eaten lunch off the ship, then we'll look at a venue such as the buffet.  If it's a sea day when we might have already eaten two buffet meals already... well then, it's the MDR or one of the specialty restaurants.  I always make sure that he's wearing a clean pair of jeans and a clean short-sleeve shirt (he tends to get his shirts dirty during the day).  He'd feel funny if I put on a coat & tie,... I'll dress in slacks and a nice polo shirt so that he doesn't feel too out of place.

 

If having someone walk by wearing jeans and a casual shirt spoils someone's evening out because they were expecting him to dress up... well, we go on 7 days cruises, so they ought to consider the ~98.8% of their cruise that didn't present them with this paradox.  But, an important part of the cruise for him is the eating - and I enjoy watching him eat good food.

 

     --bruce T.

 

P. S.  Our last cruise?  On the Celebrity Eclipse.  Nobody said a word about it, and our neighbors at the next table in the MDR enjoyed his company just as much as they did the other nights.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Beads are fine if they are nice beads.

 

Awesome!  I'll tell that to the hair-braiders when we're in port.

 

      --bruce T.

 

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19 hours ago, nelblu said:

 

 

You will be, if you really get fancy every night.  Try not to overdo it and wear a hat and white gloves--the old fashioned way.:classic_biggrin:   At least you are not putting down those Pax that do not follow the suggested code.

 

I actually did wear wrist length black gloves (no hat though) on a Princess cruise for formal evening.  It was fun for me and delighted one of my table mates.

 

15 hours ago, Iamcruzin said:

Not only are they clothing optional they also have theme rooms. Use your imagination. No need to hang an upside down pineapple on those charters as  swinging is already implied.

 

I'm not familiar with these cruises (or lifestyles), but I didn't think clothing optional necessarily had anything to do with swinging or swinging with clothing optional.

 

6 minutes ago, Btank said:

All kidding aside: cruising with my mentally disabled older brother gives me a different perspective on this.  He can and will dress up for formal nights - but only under duress, and not without stress for him.  If formal night falls on a port day when we might have eaten lunch off the ship, then we'll look at a venue such as the buffet.  If it's a sea day when we might have already eaten two buffet meals already... well then, it's the MDR or one of the specialty restaurants.  I always make sure that he's wearing a clean pair of jeans and a clean short-sleeve shirt (he tends to get his shirts dirty during the day).  He'd feel funny if I put on a coat & tie,... I'll dress in slacks and a nice polo shirt so that he doesn't feel too out of place.

 

If having someone walk by wearing jeans and a casual shirt spoils someone's evening out because they were expecting him to dress up... well, we go on 7 days cruises, so they ought to consider the ~98.8% of their cruise that didn't present them with this paradox.  But, an important part of the cruise for him is the eating - and I enjoy watching him eat good food.

 

     --bruce T.

 

P. S.  Our last cruise?  On the Celebrity Eclipse.  Nobody said a word about it, and our neighbors at the next table in the MDR enjoyed his company just as much as they did the other nights.

 

 

I suspect clean and respectful of the venue is more important to most than the actual clothing items.  It sounds like you were both reasonably dressed for the occasion and I am glad that you were able to enjoy the meal together.

 

I consider MDR evening meals to be more like a banquet hall than a restaurant, for both dress and food expectations.  When I think of events at banquet halls what comes to mind are wedding receptions, funeral meals, and holiday or work related functions.  

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1 hour ago, zdad59 said:

 

The intriguing question here is who wrote this response....Dave or Kathy ???

😁😁

I will never tell. 😜

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