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  1. What cracks me up is the extremes described in the thread. Basically, you are either dressed to the nines and “appropriate” or, you are wearing clothing appropriate for yard work and construction 🤦🏻*♀️🤷🏻*♀️. Also, apparently, if you and your entire family don’t wear full formal gear, you are uncouth and unable to control yourself or your kids....- here’s a thought, simply because I am a rule follower. If the rules say “formal wear only”, our family either wears that or eats elsewhere that night. If It says “suggested” then perhaps hubby can leave his tux at home and I can leave my sequined prom dress at home and we can dress a little more casually, just because we prefer to- hubby usually wears dress slacks and a shirt and Maybe a tie, I have a LBD that I throw on and the kids were similarly as appropriate. And frankly, I don’t care with others wear as long as they don’t stink and don’t have dirty holey clothing. I guess my point is until Any cruise line makes It required, it’s open to individual interruptions. It’s better to have a “Not allowed” list then a “suggested attire” list as It removes the individual interruptions. I prefer smart casual, island wear as I’m on vacation etc etc. however, as I said earlier, variations of casual doesn’t alway mean sloppy. Not to mention, I must be spoiled here at home because I consider the MDR food served to be barely better than an upper mid level restaurant in my area - I’ve eaten at plenty of fabulous places that I wouldn’t dare walk in the door “less than dressed”, but (1) the rules REQUIRE (not suggest) It and (2) the food, level of service and general atmosphere support It. We go on a cruise as a family to enjoy It. I had no ideal that so many people sit back judging everyone. It makes me sad for them, because, frankly, I’ll still enjoy my vacation. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  2. I have enjoyed several crises over the past 6 years. I will agree, that each cruise, seems to be a little more casual than the one before It. I’m one of those customers that enjoys the casual vibes. I wear professional attire 5 days a week and also dress “business casual” for church on Sunday’s. It’s so nice to have a sun dress & light sweater or capri’s and a cute top. Not to mention, less luggage as transporting formal wear takes up more space (clothes, shoes etc) than, as we like to call It, “Island Wear”. Frankly, what others wear on a cruise/vacation doesn’t affect me as long as it’s clean and doesn’t smell. It’s a bit condescending though to refer to people dressing casually as “slobs”. Casual doesn’t always equal sloppy. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  3. Thank you for this info -- I love learning the back story. I got excited when everyone started talking about the knives, and then when I saw the picture, I was like, WOW that's crazy - will definitely have to make it it makes it into the checked bag for the flight home! Knowing the backstory, makes me that much more interested in looking for one. I know prices will vary, but what does these typically average?
  4. We have been on smaller ships (the Vision class) we have been on the Freedom and the Oasis. We and our children LOVED the freedom and Oasis. We still enjoy the smaller ship, but the bigger ones have a LOT to offer and I highly recommend them Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  5. Our family had been cruising royal Caribbean for the past 10 years for reunion cruises, because we have such a wide range of kids - my oldest was 8 his first cruise and will be 18 on our next one. Our kids have always loved the kids club - half the time we have to practically beg them to hang with us! Also, i have several family members (adults and kids) with food allergies/intolerances and they have never had a problem getting appropriate food options. We have only cruised carnival as adult groups so I can’t speak to the kid programs there Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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