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  • On Oct 1, 2023
    Jamie from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Good evening! We are sailing on the Disney Dream on November 20-25 2023 out of Ft Lauderdale. We would like to know the nights of formal and pirate night if possible. Also, is there a hotel that is Disney recommended for stay prior to. Thanks in advance

    Hi, Jamie! I’m delighted to see you again as you prepare for your holiday at sea. 

    Very Merrytime Cruises are my favorite way to celebrate the holidays. The ships are beautifully decorated–even Disney Castaway Cay features a larger-than-life tree. I’m also on this sailing, and I’m especially looking forward to enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal without the cleanup! I'd love to share with you the different themed nights.

    Evan pirates like to celebrate the holidays when cruising the Caribbean! On Wednesday, pirates take over the ship looking for treasure. It's the perfect time to pack your buccaneer best. From crafts to trivia, there’s enough to keep any scallywag busy. Weather permitting, swing by the upper decks in the evening for an outstanding fireworks show.

    Thursday is an optional “dress up” night. This is when you will see guests dressed in formal or semi-formal attire. The Dress Code is just a suggestion, so please dress how you see fit. Since it’s also Thanksgiving Day, look for special Character meet and greets and themed activities. If you are traveling with a football fan, don't worry, the ship will try to broadcast the big game. 

    The remaining evenings are listed as "cruise casual” attire. While not exactly a themed night, many guests bring matching pajamas or sweaters to take a family picture in front of the sparkling Christmas tree. Disney photographs are on hand to capture these special moments. They even offer a few Magic Shots for the holidays.

    Jamie, you’ll be among the first guests to experience the new Fort Lauderdale terminal! Disney Cruise Line recommends two hotels: Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina and B Ocean Resort. A Disney Cruise Line specialist can add a hotel stay and transportation to your reservation. 

    I'm grateful you trust planDisney with your questions. I hope your cruise is filled with merry memories. 

    SEAS the adventure!
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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