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  • On Dec 20, 2011
    Shauna from AB 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.

    Going on our first Disney cruise in Feb, Is the formal dinner...REALLY formal? What do you wear to that dinner night?

    Hi, Shauna!

    Congratulations on your upcoming first Disney Cruise -- I get so excited for other guests knowing that you're going to be blown away by the ship and service!

    For Disney cruises which are 7+ nights, there is one formal night and one semi-formal night. Although you will see some guests in tuxedos and evening gowns, most gentlemen opt for suits or sportscoats/slacks, and you'll see women and girls in a variety of dressy clothes -- sundresses, party dresses, nice pantsuits and little girls in princess gowns.  My daughter (14) and I usually bring a long dress for formal night (because we're girly-girls and like to dress up), and then for semi-formal night, we either wear a party dress or a pantsuit. My husband and oldest son (17) wear their dark, formal suits (with ties) on formal nights and wear the same thing on semi-formal night...without the tie and/or the jacket.

    The other nights for dinner you can dress "cruise casual" -- which means no shorts, swimwear or tank tops in the main restaurants. For those evenings, my boys usually wore jeans or cargo pants and a t-shirt or collared shirt.  My daughter and I usually wore a sundress or a nice top and jeans/cropped pants.

    I hope this helps you pack and plan, and please let me know if other questions pop into your head before you sail.  Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

Anchors aweigh! Time to set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, and I'm just the mom to help you navigate the waters of planning. From stem to stern to ports of call, I'll show you the ropes of pixie-dusted vessels filled with magic and adventure. Learn More About Andi

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