Overview shot of ship and sea; Castaway Cay
  • On Mar 20, 2024
    Werner from Antwerp Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, We go on the DVC member exclusive 5-night cruise from Ford Lauderdale to Lighthouse Point. Can you tell us what is the dresscode for diner ? Is there a formal night ? With kind regards, Werner

    Ahoy there, Werner! 

    Welcome back to planDisney, how wonderful that you’ll be sailing the seas with fellow Disney Vacation Club Members in just a short time. I haven’t had the opportunity yet to do a DVC Member exclusive cruise with Disney Cruise Line but I’m hopeful that I’ll experience it soon! 

    I took a peek at the itinerary for the DVC Member “First Wave” Sailing to Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, it looks positively dreamy! I hopped aboard the Disney Dream in December for my planDisney training and couldn’t have had a more fun time discovering the ship, ports and Castaway Cay. 

    I spoke with DVC Member Services today regarding your question. There is not an official formal night on your 5-night DCL cruise but often you will see passengers who are dressed in formal wear for dinner. The dress code for evenings is “cruise casual” which means wearing shorts to dinner is acceptable but wearing a swimsuit is not. My fellow planDisney panelists opted to follow “cruise casual” for our dinners and felt like we fit in. Many of us packed for all occasions and then decided on what was most comfortable. 

    Speaking of packing, I’ll share a tip my fellow panelist friend and DCL specialist, Shannon, gave me. She recommended packing anything I needed once boarded in a carry-on bag since luggage can take some time to arrive in your stateroom. I made sure to pack medication, cruise documents, identification and my bathing suit in my carry-on bag (I really wanted to try the AquaDuck!) so I was ready for anything. 

    Werner, I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I’m happy to help!

    Happy sailing,

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Bonjour! I'm Candace, mom to four daughters, wife and Early French Immersion teacher from Ottawa, ON, Canada. We're a family of explorers who are full of curiosity and seek to find the magic in the smallest moments of the day. The Disney Vacation Club allows us to explore many Disney Destinations with the flexibility to choose a Resort that fits our travel party whether traveling with family or friends. I can't wait to help you plan an adventure of your own! Learn More About Candace

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