Mickey and Minnie on deck in Christmas Sweaters
  • On Oct 14, 2023
    Lauren from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are so excited to spend Christmas on a Disney Cruise. Being military, we’ve missed out on some items/excursions because they were sold out. We really wanted to order the Christmas tree. Are we able to bring our own battery operated tree?

    Season's Greetings Lauren!

    I'm so happy you decided to sail by with a question today and know you all must be excited about your upcoming Disney Cruise Line sailing. Based on your arrival date I'm wondering if you might be on 5-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise from Fort Lauderdale. If so, the ship will be decked in festive trimmings and you are sure to be dazzled by the seasonal entertainment and activities. It's certain to be the most wonderful time of year! 

    I took a quick look at the Onboard Gifts and think you might be referring to this adorable Disney Cruise Line Nautical Christmas Tree. Unfortunately, I don't have access to your reservation details so I can't be certain that it's offered for your particular sailing but it does appear to be available at the time of my writing. I also noticed another option that might work at a slightly lower price point.

    If this isn't the item you had in mind or you'd prefer to decorate your Stateroom with your own trimmings, you'll want to review the list of prohibited items in advance of your sailing. Strands of seasonal and celebratory lightbulbs are listed among the items that guests may not bring on board along with a variety of small appliances. I didn't see any mention about battery-operated items on the list so I did a little festive fact-finding on your behalf. I spoke with Samil, a friendly Crew Member, who let me know small battery-operated Christmas trees/decorations may be brought onboard the ships. Keep in mind that policies are always subject to change and security will have the final say during the boarding process.

    You can also consider decorating your Stateroom door with a few merry magnets. I love coming up with new designs to set our door apart from the others in our hallway. It helps us quickly spot our room and makes the cruise feel just a bit more magical.

    I hope this was helpful Lauren. Please feel free to sail back with additional planning questions as you countdown to your trip. You're always welcome to contact Disney Cruise Line by phone or email as well.  

    Finally, I'd like to take a moment to thank you for your service. I'm wishing your family a magical and merry sailing!

    Bon voyage,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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