The Demise Of Formal Nights On Cruises: How Dress Codes Are Tearing Passengers Apart

by MR Magazine Staff

Gerry Eggert has taken a lot of cruises in his 78 years. But the Chilliwack, B.C., resident has noticed something recently: People aren’t dressing up like they used to. He took his concerns to Facebook and quizzed a group of fellow Holland America Line fans: “This should draw some controversy!” he began. “My wife and I … don’t particularly like the ‘relaxed’ dress code HAL now allows in their main dining rooms, especially on ‘gala’ formal evenings.” He asked how fellow cruisers in the group felt. The query struck a nerve and sparked more than a few squabbles, differences of opinion and downright insults. Read more at The Washington Post.