The Code: Celebrity's website states that you'll need two types of evening clothes for a cruise.
Written Restrictions and Jeans: No bare feet, tank tops, caps, bathing suits, shorts or jeans are allowed in the dining room or specialty restaurants. No jeans in the dining room or specialty restaurants, but jeans are OK in the buffet.
The Code: Carnival's evening dress code is typically "cruise casual," but on one or two nights during the voyage, "cruise elegant" eveningwear is suggested.
) But, from there on, dress codes range from those where dressing for dinner means putting on a clean T-shirt to those where any male passenger not in a tuxedo might as well be wearing nothing at all.
And for every dress code, there are those who try to bend the rules.
Just about every cruise line has a dress code of some type.
(Except for the occasional nudist charter, they all at least agree that clothing is required!Nightly Casual Option: For those not wanting to dress up, the Lido restaurants are open nightly and have a casual dress code.Written Restrictions and Jeans: Shorts (including gym and basketball shorts), beach flip-flops, bathing suit attire, cut-off jeans, caps and sleeveless shirts for men are the only items of clothing never permitted in the dining room during dinner.Those who follow the dress code to the letter often complain of lax enforcement, and truth be told, many cruise lines do seem loath to turn people away, especially for minor infractions.There are plenty of stories of people in shorts and T-shirts when at least a suit and tie is supposed to be required, but lax enforcement isn't universal; at least on some ships, people do get turned away from the dining room.Though Costa does not reference jeans directly in its written policy, denim is allowed in the dining room, according to a spokesperson.