Family fun on board
  • On Dec 30, 2021
    Celeste from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there! This will be my first cruise and it’s on the Disney Dream, 4 nights to the Bahamas! Was wondering if there’s any themed nights and any tips on what to pack? Thanks in advance!

    Hi Celeste!

    I'm so glad that you stopped by planDisney for guidance as you chart a course for adventure on the Disney Dream! You are in for a real treat when you step aboard your first Disney Cruise. Have your camera ready for those initial moments onboard. They will be memorable! 

    A four-night itinerary to The Bahamas is a fantastic way for a first-time cruiser to experience the Disney Cruise Line. You'll be experiencing the thrill of cruising on a luxury ocean liner, the enchantment of Disney Entertainment at sea and the beauty of sparkling beaches. 

    As far as unique entertainment goes, most four-night cruise itineraries to The Bahamas and Caribbean ports include a themed Pirate Night. My family loves to pack a few pirate accessories for the occasion. If you don't have any buccaneer apparel, don't worry! Pirate bandanas are delivered to your stateroom so you can feel less like a scallywag and more like a seadog. Recent Pirate Nights have included themed entertainment and a special pirate menu in the Main Dining restaurants. My family especially enjoyed the interactive pirate games in the D Lounge. I highly recommend downloading the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App prior to setting sail. This app will be your handy guide to what is happening on the ship and when you can enjoy it.  

    Aside from your pirate gear, there are a few other items that I recommend that you pack! First and foremost, remember to bring your passport and/or your required citizenship documentation. Put this in a bag that you keep on hand with you when you arrive at the port. I also like to have any medication needed, sunscreen, swimsuit and a hat in my bag that I carry on the ship. You'll be able to enjoy the pool and maybe even a ride on the AquaDuck before the Dream leaves the port.

    I also recommend that you pack some comfortable cruise casual options for any time you dine in the Main Dining restaurants. Cruise casual simply means outfits that are not swim wear or tank tops. I like to bring a light sweater in case I get chilly in the evenings. If you enjoy dressing up, bring a cocktail dress, pantsuit, or blouse and skirt. Dressing up like this is optional, but you may find that you enjoy it. And lastly, if you choose to reserve a signature adults-only dining experience at either Remy or Palo, keep in mind that each of these restaurants have a dress code. 

    Celeste, I hope that you have a fantastic cruise! Head back to planDisney if you have any further questions. We love to help!

    Happy Sailing,


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Meet the Panelist: Adrianna, California

Welcome, fellow voyagers! Like my favorite bibliophile princess, I want adventure in the great wide somewhere! I’m a wife, a mom of two, and my favorite way to find adventure is on board the Disney Cruise Line. I’d love to help you and your sailing crew plan for your own adventures, filled with magic and memories that last a lifetime. Learn More About Adrianna

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