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  • On Jan 12, 2013
    Leilani Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family and I are doing a 7 night Disney cruise for the first time. I know dinner attire states cruise casual, but do many guests get dressed in formal wear for special "captains dinners" on specific nights?

    Hi Leilani, and welcome aboard! I bet you're getting excited for your very first cruise with Disney! 

    There are a few different themed nights that you can expect onboard, including a formal night on your seven-night sailing. Though schedules are always subject to change, you can expect four cruise casual nights, one formal night, a semi-formal night and Disney Cruise Line's most popular night, Pirate Night.

    On formal night, we have seen everything from a simple summer-type dress and men with button down shirts to women in evening gowns and men in tuxedos. Semi-formal night is similar. Our family really enjoys getting dressed up for formal night though, as we don't get many opportunities at home to do that, and it certainly makes for nice family photos. You will see many other families dressed in their best that evening.

    Pirate Night is a favorite of our family. If you have pirate outfits or accessories, be sure to pack them, as you'll have fun taking part in all the pirate events and the deck party that evening. If you don't have your own pirate gear, there is plenty of pirate merchandise available to purchase on the ship.

    Have fun with the rest of your cruise planning, and I hope you enjoy your first sailing with Disney!

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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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