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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Cunard relax dress code
« Reply #20 on: Jun 21, 2013, 07:10 PM »
Looks like Cunard need to make it clearer about what is expected.   In the Cunard web site FAQ on daytime dress code in the restaurants states that shorts are only acceptable in the Lido or Kings Court.  So two parts of the web site have conflicting advice. 

During the day casual shirts, shorts, trousers and beachwear are ideal. The main restaurants require a casual wear dress code for breakfast and lunch, however you may wear shorts in either the Kings Court (Queen Mary 2) or Lido Restaurant (Queen Victoria & Queen Elizabeth).

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Offline pete cain

Re: Cunard relax dress code
« Reply #21 on: Jun 21, 2013, 08:37 PM »
Distinctly remember hanging around just a little too long after a sailaway on QE2, in me casuals, turning around  & being surprised by folk in their dinner dress strolling around the upper decks before dinner. As to whether or not there was a cut off time,  I don't know but, I certainly hurried below & out of sight.   We went on a Princess  cruise  not long after  a QE2  (2007) & were really taken aback even then, as to how''relaxed'' things were away from QE2.  In retrospect it wasn't  Cunard  but QE2, we spent our money to sail with,     QE2 was  it!. People don't say I flew British Airways  when referring to Concorde do they?, no, they flew Concorde

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Re: Cunard relax dress code
« Reply #22 on: Jun 21, 2013, 09:55 PM »
I think people really struggle with the dress code, and understanding what's expected  I know I do. It can actually be quite stressful! It's worse for someone like me who can have years pass between cruises!

I'm pretty sure on my med cruise on QE2 in 2008 I had lunch in the princess grill in shorts without complaint - they were smart though, and I was always very smart in the evening!
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Offline Barrie Evans

Re: Cunard relax dress code
« Reply #23 on: Jun 21, 2013, 11:35 PM »
We have recently returned from New York sailing back to Southampton on the Queen Mary 2. We have to say that we were very impressed  with the dress code that was carried out in the Britannia restaurant.

There where three formal nights, and four Informal nights. On the formal nights every one was correctly dressed. And on the informal nights, where the dress code is now relaxed for the gentleman, we noticed that 95 per cent of the gentleman did wear a tie. I was pleased to see this as I personally do not want to see the dress code relaxed.

When our ladies dress so nicely for us, I feel us men should wear a jacket and tie to show our total respect for them in such nice surroundings as the Britannia restaurant.

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Online cunardqueen

Re: Cunard relax dress code
« Reply #24 on: Jun 24, 2013, 12:56 PM »
The dress code, and correct me if lm wrong is only "suggested"..
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Offline Barrie Evans

Re: Cunard relax dress code
« Reply #25 on: Jun 24, 2013, 08:45 PM »
 :) Hi Myles. In answer to your comment about dress code.  I E "Suggested "  I've looked at our recent Queen Mary 2 paper work regarding  "Dress  Requirements". It reads as follows.


Stylish  casual  wear, including shorts and smart jeans, is fine during the day on board, in keeping with the ships elegant surroundings. Swimsuits , micro shorts, sarongs and gym wear should be reserved for pool-side, on deck or in the spa and fitness centre and please note that swimwear must be covered up before entering any enclosed areas.


After 6.00pm, shorts and blue or worn denim (for men and women): sandals and sleeveless tops (for men)  are NOT considered appropriate within the ship. On formal nights, any guests wishing to dress more casually are welcome to dine in the Kings Court buffet restaurant and relax in the Winter Garden bar, but should not use other areas within the ship, including our Alternative Dining Restaurants, out of respect for your fellow guests. 

FORMAL:    Dinner Jacket, tuxedo or dark suit tie for gentlemen.

                  Evening or cocktail dress for ladies.

INFORMAL.  Jacket required, tie optional for gentlemen.

                  Cocktail dress, stylish separates or equivalent for ladies.

I could not see any where it stated "suggested"

I hope this is of help for you.

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« Last Edit: Jun 24, 2013, 08:49 PM by Barrie Evans »

Offline Trevor Casey

Re: Cunard relax dress code
« Reply #26 on: Jan 30, 2018, 01:23 AM »
I don't like how they relaxed the rules. I'd be horrified if I caught someone in sweatpants (Karl Lagerfeld says they are a sign of defeat.)and a tshirt.
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