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  • On Sep 14, 2015
    Christine from UK Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, We have our first cruise on Fantasy next year. Can we avoid the formal nights if we want to and if so how ? :) Thanks

    Welcome Aboard, Christine!

    I am so glad you came to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with questions about your very first Disney Cruise Line vacation!

    Since you are traveling from so far away, I can understand not wanting to pack bulky formalwear for your family. On any 7-Night cruise, you can expect four nights of cruise casual attire, which simply means no tank tops or swimwear in the main dining rooms. You can wear what you are comfortable in on these nights. There is also one optional formal night and one optional semi-formal night. Disney Cruise Line recommends for men: dress pants with a jacket or a suit; for women: a dress or pantsuit.

    If you are uncomfortable joining your fellow passengers in the main dining rooms on the semi- and formal nights, you are welcome to try dining in Cabanas for dinner. Each evening, Cabanas turns from a buffet dining experience to a sit-down restaurant. You do not have to go at any certain time, so you can plan around your schedule. The food is usually similar to what is being served in the three main dining rooms.

    Another dining option on these nights is Room Service. This is included in the cost of your cruise, you will just need to add gratuity when your order is delivered. My husband and I love the "All Hands on Deck" cheese platter, and the chicken noodle soup is my daughter's favorite!

    I hope you have a FANTAStic first Disney Cruise! Please visit us again with more questions that arise before you set sail.

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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