• On Jun 8, 2018
    Carrie from OH 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.

    Is it "highly recommended" that we participate in formal night on our Alaska cruise? Are we going to feel "out of place" if we don't participate?

    Hi there, Carrie!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  With your Disney Cruise Line vacation so soon, I know you are busy crossing things off your “to do list” and busy packing for your Alaskan adventure!  I am so excited for you; you have so much to look forward to, both onboard and at your incredible port of call!  Not too many more sleeps before you’ll be off on an adventure you won’t soon forget!

    My family always has high aspirations to participate in the formal night, and while it is a lot of fun, sometimes we don’t get as fancy as we initially planned to!  You will find other Guests in a variety of dress on Formal Night – as well as all the other nights -- and I do not think you will feel incredibly out of place if you choose to not participate!  Formal Night usually has the Captain's Reception in the atrium before each dinner seating where you have the opportunity to meet the Ship’s Officers as well as get photos taken by the onboard photographers.  I think if you decide to forgo the super formal wear and opt for a dressier than cruise casual look then I think you will feel perfectly comfortable!  Packing tip -- if you are planning on a dinner at Palo, wear the same clothes for both Palo night AND Formal Night!

    Carrie, I wish you a WONDERful vacation with many magical memories made!

    Happy Sailing!
thumbnail image for Stephanie

Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for A Different Way to Do Disney | Disney Parks

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.