Family fun on board
  • On Jan 11, 2023
    Jenn from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’m sailing Dream on March 27-April1st 2023. What are the themes? Pirate night? What night is Golden Mickeys, Beauty&the Beast, and Believe. It’s so hard to plan without knowing the details, why does Disney wait for you to get on board to know?

    Hi Jenn,  

    Welcome back to planDisney! How exciting, your fabulous Disney Cruise Line vacation is just around the riverbend! My family sailed aboard the beautiful Disney Dream last spring, and I know you’re going to have a wonderful vacation. I am a super-planner and I completely understand wanting to know the full itinerary to plan every detail of your cruise in advance. There’s so much to see and do, you want to make time for everything.

    I spoke with a friendly Crew Member today on your behalf, and he shared that Pirate Night will be on Thursday, March 30 (the day you’re in Cozumel, Mexico) for your sailing. This beloved Disney Cruise Line tradition includes a themed meal, deck party and show, and special fireworks at sea! Many choose to be in costume but please know that themed attire is not required to have a good time (and you won’t have to walk the plank if you don’t dress up).

    Disney also confirmed for me that they don’t have the specific line-up of the Broadway style shows to share with us as there are many factors that can impact this schedule up until your sail date. Once you get onboard, be sure to check your Disney Cruise Line Navigator app which will have the full details of all activities and evening showtimes listed for the full cruise.

    Please know that each show is performed twice nightly to allow Guests time for their dinner at two seating times. If you make adult dining reservations or other plans one night, you can attend whichever showtime suits your schedule best. I confess my family doesn’t see all the shows onboard on each of our cruises. We like to take at least one evening to enjoy the pools or AquaDuck at night, watch a movie on deck with snacks, and just have a less structured day. I hope seeing the full schedule once onboard will help you plan out the rest of your cruise days to align with your family’s priorities, Jen.

    I find there is so much to do onboard that we make a list of must-dos but try to leave room in our schedule for some surprises based on our mood, weather, and itinerary. (Yes, I plan out my “spontaneous time” in my vacations!)

    Please sail by with any further questions as you get ready for this magical vacation.  

    Bon voyage,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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