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  • On Aug 31, 2013
    Valerie Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Going on our first Disney Cruise (first cruise in general) October 13 on the Disney Dream. It will be my husband, our 7 year old son and myself. What type of clothing should we pack? I hear it is warm but can also get cool at night.

    Welcome aboard, Valerie! I'm so happy that your family is about to experience so much magic onboard your very first Disney cruise next month! I bet you are already counting the days!

    Check out Disney Cruise Line's packing tips so you get an idea of what you'll need. It will be nice and warm (lows in 70's, highs in 80's) in the Bahamas in October, so summer attire is what you'll want to pack. Be sure to throw in a sweater, sweatshirt or light jacket for the cooler evenings at sea, as it does get chilly and windy on deck.

    You'll have three cruise casual nights and one dress up night on your particular sailing. One of those cruise casual nights is Disney Cruise Line's popular Pirate Night. If you have pirate costumes or accessories, bring them! Of course, they are available for sale on board too. Adults and kids alike dress up like pirates for the pirate-themed menu at dinner, pirate games, Pirates IN the Caribbean Deck Party and the Buccaneer Blast fireworks that night. Each guest will receive a bandana to wear, but many guests really go all out! 

    In addition to that, you're sailing in October, so you'll get to enjoy Halloween On The High Seas! Bring your son's Halloween costume so he can take part in the costume parties and Trick-or-Treating! If you and your husband are game, bring costumes for yourself too, as they'll be adult Halloween fun going on at night!

    Have fun as you continue to plan and let me know if I can help with anything else, Valerie!
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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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