first time cruisers

We are first time Tauck and river boat cruisers. We are on the Danube reflections eastbound. We arrive in Prague on June 15, 2016 and are staying at the Intercontinental.
As first timers we were wondering about appropriate dress for relaxing on board durning dinner and afterwards. Are shorts and sneakers really taboo?
In addition, are there any suggestions for things to see and do and "local" restaurants while in Prague and/or Vienna.
Appreciate any help/information
tom and ronnie


  • No shorts for supper. Other than special nights you wear smart/casual. Prague recommend getting tickets to concert. We went to one at Liechtenstein Castle and loved it.
  • edited June 2016
    Here is the packing advice for your trip:

    "During evenings aboard the riverboat, dress is resort casual. Items such as slacks and collared shirts are appropriate for men. For women, slacks, a dress or a skirt and blouse are suitable. For dinner and throughout the evening, guests should refrain from wearing shorts, t-shirts, jeans, sandals, flip-flops or sneakers. Your journey also includes one or two special occasion dinners, where a sport coat and tie for gentlemen and a dress/pantsuit for ladies are suggested. (Your Tauck Director will advise you prior to those evenings.)"

    You can certainly wear shorts and sneakers for day touring but will look out of place in the dining room for dinner. We've done 2 river cruises with Tauck and never seen anyone show up for dinner dressed that casually. Mostly men wore collared knit golf shirts, cotton slacks, and casual leather shoes (like Dockers). If you dress a little nicer during the day, then when you return to the ship from the day's activities you can go right to happy hour in the lounge/sundeck. Maybe just change shoes. Always good to give your feet a break.
  • On our Seine cruise last September there were several men who wore shorts to dinner every night. Obviously they felt comfortable -- but as Claudia said -- to me -- and I would imagine to many other people -- they looked totally out of place.
  • Maybe they're why Tauck updated the packing list in the past few months.

    Tauck changing the bistros to "Arthurs" on the newest ships and now starting to convert the older ships as well, it kind of leaves those who don't want a fancy dinner nowhere to go. As much as we enjoyed Arthurs on the Inspire last year (especially the added variety of menu items) maybe they should have left it more casual.

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