Family fun on board; grandparents; Pirate Night; Main Deck
  • On Apr 8, 2024
    Lindsay from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What exactly is formal night? Is it just a night that everyone dresses up nice for dinner or are there special festivities those nights? Might book an activity that night after dinner but didn’t want to miss any “formal night” festivities.

    Ahoy there, Lindsay!

    Thanks for sailing by planDisney with your dapper question. I know you are keeping a close watch on your vacation countdown. It sounds like you might be on a five-night or longer cruise; lucky you!

    Formal Night provides an opportunity to dress up as much as you would like (or stay Cruise Casual if that’s your preference). On these nights there will be photographers and special photo backdrops, such as photo backgrounds or near the grand staircase in the atrium. There aren’t other “formal night events” after or before dinner. So, if you would like to make other plans, go for it! 

    If you would like to capture the moment with a special professional photo, you can view the photos on the Disney Line Photos site. From there you can purchase a lovely keepsake!

    If your cruise is scheduled to include Pirate Night, you will have the chance to join the swashbuckling pirates and Mickey and his gang at the Pirate Night deck party in the evening. You won’t want to miss this fun event, so I recommend not making other plans. 

    Lindsay, I hope this information is helpful to you! Please sail by any time with other questions; we are happy to help!

    Wishing you many magical memories,

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