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  • On Mar 30, 2014
    Michelle from SK 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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    I am having a hard time with the dinner attire for our fantasy cruise in August. I am reading no shorts, tanks or swimwear, but what about denim? Do the rules apply to all evening dining including ? Hubby would prefer no tie on vacation.

    Welcome aboard, Michelle! Later this summer, your family is in for the vacation of a lifetime when you set sail on the Disney Fantasy! I'm excited to hear you'll be sailing on that beautiful ship!

    Your seven-night sailing will include five Cruise Casual nights (including one Pirate Night), one Semi-Formal night and one Formal night. On the Cruise Casual nights, Disney Cruise Line recently amended their policy on denim and shorts. They now allow nice, dressy jeans and nice shorts in the main dining rooms on Cruise Casual nights. You'll see most men wearing khaki pants or shorts and polo shirts those nights. 

    Formal and Semi-Formal nights are the nights to dress it up a bit more. On those evenings, a dress shirt (with or without tie), sometimes a jacket for the men, and nicer outfits for the ladies are appropriate. You'll see everything from men in khakis and a dress shirt to men in tuxedos, so find where your husband feels most comfortable in that range and he'll be fine. But, I do suggest you plan to dress in your nicest clothes that you pack those two nights. Plus, the Disney characters will be out in their formal best for photos that night, which makes for a nice picture!

    Should you choose to forego dining in one of the main restaurants on those nights, you can always opt to dine in Cabanas which becomes a casual table service restaurant at night. If you make Adult Exclusive dining reservations at Palo or Remy, they do have a strict dress code, so please be sure to read about that on their webpages.

    I hope those details help as you consider what to pack, Michelle! Have fun planning! 
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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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