cruise holidays often have a few formal events for passengers to dress up as and certain venues such as onboard restaurants and bars also have a dress code. But one passenger shared their experience in a post on Reddit that they were “rejected” for violating a dress code.
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.”
Another passenger added: “We saw a man turn away from the main dining room wearing his pajamas. He didn’t understand why that was a problem.”
One regular cruiser said: “Some places have a dress code. These places are super chic, so obviously you couldn’t wear shorts and a tank top there. Just like on land. There are such restaurants.”
Passengers are not allowed to wear swimwear, be barefoot or wear flip flops in the dining areas of the ship.
Tank tops, robes and baseball caps are also not allowed in the dining room, while shorts are sometimes not allowed at dinner.
Passengers can find dress code information on their cruise line’s website and can also choose to dine at less formal locations.
If guests want to enjoy one of the cruise’s most exclusive dining experiences, they may need to prepare to be very smartly dressed.