from Europe for Visitors
Tuck in that shirt!
Just like your high school, the Silver Whisper has a
dress code (although it doesn't forbid miniskirts, come-hither hairdos, or
During the day, men tend to wear polo shirts and slacks or
bermuda shorts, with women leaning toward a North American "resort wear" look. You won't be
sent to your cabin if you wear a Nine Inch Nails t-shirt or a John Deere
baseball cap, but you're likely to feel conspicuous amid the Country Club Casual
At 6 p.m., the dress code goes into effect. Depending on the
day, clothing is supposed to be:
Casual. "Dress or blouses and pants for the ladies,
sports shirts and slacks for the gentlemen." (Some people dress up anyway.)
Informal. "Dresses or pantsuits for the ladies, jackets
for the gentlemen." (In theory, men aren't required to wear ties, but most
do--and quite a few men are in business suits. The women's outfits vary from
church clothes to stylish dresses.)
Formal. "Evening gowns, cocktail dresses or dressy
pantsuits for the ladies, tuxedos or dark suit for the gentlemen." (On our
cruise, the vast majority of the men wore tuxedos or white dinner
jackets--occasionally with a flashy waistcoat or cummerbund. The women's outfits
ranged from little black dresses with Pashmina shawls to prom gowns. Still,
nobody sneered at men in black or navy suits with conventional neckties, and
only a few of the women looked as if they were on their way to a ball. A few
brave souls simply did their own thing--among them, a silver-haired gent whose
navy blazer and white trousers gave him the look of a yachting official.)
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