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McLeod - Answered a Question by Williams (20 Mar 18 04:31)

Only on a British cruise site would you see a query like this denigrating "common people". Will crass class snobbery ever die off in your wonderful Isles? For the record, my wife and have sailed many times with quite a few lines. Our preference is to sail either Suite class or Aqua class on Celebrity. I spent a whole career wearing a suit to work every day. In retirement, I save the suit for weddings and funerals. We dress smart casual and feel very comfortable on US ships in Blu or Luminae. Perhaps a bit too "common" for the OP Williams but as they say - tough! We are planning our first cruise on P&O ex Southampton. I hope it is as enjoyable as our experiences on US ships and we do not run into the O.P. Being a proud, egalitarian Australian I trust he/she Williams will forgive me if I don't genuflect, but I do not do that kind of thing, nor would I take kindly to such patronising waffle. If you want to play dress-ups, perhaps you may be better staying at home and leave the cruise for those of us who want to enjoy ourselves.

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Williams - replied to McLeod (20 Mar 18 09:29)

Perhaps you had better skip the P&O cruise and head for Pontins / Butlins instead !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Freeman - replied to Williams (20 Mar 18 22:58)

Hear, hear!!!

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gates - Answered a Question by Williams (17 Mar 18 09:06)

Just as much blame to the cruise lines who dont manage these people better. In general areas its up to them but for dining some cruise lines, Fred Olsen for example, will politely redirect them to the buffet restaurant.

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Molyneux - Answered a Question by Williams (17 Mar 18 11:37)

Completely agree that cruise lines should enforce their own dress code, otherwise no point in having it. However, These "common people" as you put it, would be very welcome on cruise lines far superior to P&O, Fred etc. For example, Celebrity and Azamara. Why judge people by what they wear rather than how they behave?

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MOORE - Answered a Question by Williams (17 Mar 18 11:45)

Do you have experience of the dress code on P&O not being enforced. I can understand that those who don't wish to conform to the well published dress code should have somewhere to eat, but isn't that what the buffet is for.

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hamilton - Answered a Question by Williams (17 Mar 18 11:48)

While I personally love the few formal nights, they are not compulsory. Those who choose to dress casual on these nights are restricted to dining in the buffet and certain bar areas . Stop being so judgemental of people!

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Ford - Answered a Question by Williams (17 Mar 18 11:54)

We must have been lucky, for on our many P&O cruises I can only ever recall a very small number of folk incorrectly dressed in the specified bars and restaurants that require formal attire. Of course it is still informal in other bars and restaurants and it is probably true that some do dress down post show (11.30pm ish) .

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Down - Answered a Question by Williams (17 Mar 18 14:17)

Oh the "modern people" who adhere to current fashions do let the side down, don't they, Them and their Aps for everything you'd think they'd use it for their kind of ships wouldn't you. ....Neil.

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MOORE - replied to Down (17 Mar 18 17:20)

I hear that Butlin's allow you to dine without following the gentleman's code.

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