Although not all cruises have a dress code, some ships have dress code rules for certain locations. On Reddit, a passenger recently shared that a member of their group was turned away from a restaurant for wearing shorts.
They said: “A member of my party was turned away from a specialty restaurant for wearing shorts.
“He came back late from a field trip and thought it wouldn’t be a big deal. In the end it wasn’t.
“Our party was without him and he changed and returned before we ordered our food.”
However, many express.co.uk commentators were not sympathetic to the poorly dressed passenger.
“Bubblecat” said, “The old adage that money can’t buy class is as true today as it once was, maybe even more so.”
Another commenter added: “Some women and men should not be allowed in areas where food is consumed in shorts.”
Johnpaul said: “It’s embarrassing that some people need to know what to wear, need to know what to wear.
“It’s embarrassing to see some people in the state find acceptable dining room attire.”
One commenter added: “The guidance for cruises is perfectly clear. If you can’t follow it, don’t go on a cruise.”
Another reader said they liked a dress code and felt it added to their vacation.
They said, “If there’s a dress code, why break it? There are always idiots who think they can be smart.
“For example, I like to dress up every now and then. There are way too many slobs these days.”
On Reddit, a passenger said they saw a guest show up in their pajamas. They were rejected but didn’t see the problem with their outfit.
Cruise lines normally only have a dress code for certain locations and bars. The guidelines should be available online.
Some cruise lines, including those for families, have a casual atmosphere and do not have a dress code.
Several ships have special formal evenings where guests can dress up and party.