• On Aug 28, 2016
    Julie from ID 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.

    We are first time Disney cruisers and are so excited about our upcoming 4 night cruise aboard the Disney Dream on Oct. 3rd. Can you give me some guidance on the attire for dining each specific night? Semi-formal, Pirate night, costume night? Thank you!

    Welcome aboard, Julie! As you board the Disney Dream for the very first time, your family will step into the gorgeous atrium lobby of the ship as the Cast Members announce your family name and applaud your arrival. What a magical way to begin your first cruise with Disney!

    Your four-night sailing on the Dream will include three Cruise Casual nights (one of which is Pirate Night), and one Optional Dress-Up Night. On the Cruise Casual nights, you'll see all sorts of attire, anything from nicer shorts and polo shirts to summer dresses, and even some who get more dressed up. Disney asks that no swimwear or tank tops be worn to the dining rooms.

    On this shorter cruise, there is not a Formal or Semi-Formal night, so on Optional Dress-Up night, many guests choose to wear dressier outfits, some going very formal, but others just the same as they've worn the other evenings, and everywhere in between. If your family enjoys getting dressed up, this is the night to do so, as even your favorite Disney friends will be out in their formalwear for photos with guests! It certainly makes for some great family photos that night!

    On Pirate Night, all guests receive a Mickey's Pirates IN the Caribbean bandana to wear, but many guests will bring their own pirate costumes or just some pirate accessories to add even more swashbuckling fun. Of course, there are pirate costumes and accessories for sale in the shops onboard, but if you have any at home, pack those! The Disney characters, your dining servers, and lots of guests will be in pirate gear all night for the pirate-themed meal, games, deck party, and Buccaneer Blast Fireworks at sea! 

    So, pull out those suitcases pretty soon, Julie, and have fun packing for your Disney Cruise Line vacation!
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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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