Disney Cruise Line has announced that they have begun allowing shorts in the main dining rooms of its four ships –a first for ANY cruise line! The casual dress code applies to the three main restaurants on each Disney ship where the majority of passengers dine in the evening.
Most cruise lines allow shorts in the main dining rooms during breakfast and lunch, but request slacks be worn at dinner (and slacks, skirts or dresses for women). Of course, there have always been, and will always be passengers that blatantly disregard dress codes, but that is not a topic I want to get into! Shorts will still be forbidden at Palo, the small extra-charge, adults-only Italian restaurant found on all four Disney ships. Also remaining shorts-free is Remy, the upscale French restaurant on Disney's two newest ships, the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream.
Will this new policy be something that other cruise lines will adopt? It will be interesting to wait and see.