Dress Code Enforced, holland america

Nov 4th, 2013, 12:18 PM
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Dress Code Enforced, holland america

I have been on Carnival,NCL,Princess,RCL I have never paid much attention to dress code as I dont frequent the dinning rooms. Therefor shorts, T-shirt are accepted anywhere at all hours. I really dont object but... does Hal actually enforce there evening dress code??
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Nov 5th, 2013, 11:21 AM
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Not so much in the Caribbean as long as you don't try to enter the dining room. I've seen people in shorts in the theater on formal night: Daisy Dukes even.

But HAL is a bit more formal than other cruise lines and people do tend to dress up, so you may be frowned upon.
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Nov 5th, 2013, 03:50 PM
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Depends on what you mean. We have been on HAL in Alaska and twice in the Mediterranean. I usually wore a navy blazer to dinner and sometimes to the entertainment. A lot of people ran out and changed. The concept of strolling about the ship in formal clothes suggested by HAL's brochures a la Great Gatsby doesn't happen. Actually I saw people in the main dining rooms in sports shirts. The worlds changed and the formal wear world is populated by the wannabes at the local opera gala.
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Nov 5th, 2013, 07:06 PM
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Frowned upon? The likelihood of me running into those people ever again are between none and nil. Daisy Dukes it is!
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Nov 6th, 2013, 10:11 AM
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Hi G,

>does Hal actually enforce there evening dress code??

No. If you would like to dine in the MDR on formal nights, a jacket and long trousers would be nice.

I, personally, don't care for shorts in the MDR at dinner.

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