• On Jan 21, 2019
    Danielle from WA 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.

    How do you find out what theme nights are on your cruise before you board? I'd like to know what to pack to participate.

    Welcome aboard, Danielle! There is so much included in the cruise that you'll have activities to choose from all day and night! This is a vacation fit for everyone in the family!

    You didn't mention which ship or itinerary you'll be enjoying, otherwise I'd give you details on your special theme nights, but don't worry! It's easy to find! Most itineraries, with the exception of Alaska, and a few other specialty sailings, include Pirate Night, so it's a safe bet to assume that you're in for all sorts of swashbuckling fun that night. There are plenty of pirate accessories and costumes to purchase onboard, or bring your own costumes and accessories for your family. Pirate activities begin during the day and include a pirate-themed dinner too, but it's the big Mickey's Pirates IN the Caribbean Deck party that night that is the most fun, and something my family and I look forward to each time with sail with Disney.

    Certain other cruises are themed to include a Marvel Day at Sea or Star Wars Day at Sea. Your itinerary would specify that when you book. Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween sailings are select weeks in the fall and Very Merrytime Sailings leading up to Christmas. However, once it's time for online check-in, (75 days prior to sailing for first time Disney cruisers, or 90 or more days prior for those who have sailed with Disney before), you'll be able to log into your cruise reservation and choose activities like Port Adventures and more. On each day listed there, you'll see any shipboard special activities too, so you'll be able to plan ahead on what to pack!

    Please stop back if you have more questions, Danielle. Enjoy planning this exciting adventure!
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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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