• On Feb 2, 2018
    Karin from WA 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.

    We are going on the 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise and we don't like dressing up. Is it required to get dressy for the formal/semi-formal nights?

    Hi Karin!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.

    Generally, Disney Cruise Line has a fairly casual dress code in the evenings, when guests dine in the three Main Dining Restaurants onboard. "Cruise Casual" is the norm for most nights, and on longer cruises there will be optional dress-up nights. How much you choose to dress up on the optional evenings is completely up to you.

    While some guests will choose to "go all out" on Semi-Formal and Formal night, some just aren't as comfortable doing so, and choose to dress more casual. My family is somewhere in the middle. On cruise casual nights, my daughters and I will usually wear shorts or capris, a cute top, and sandals. My husband is typically in a golf shirt and shorts. On the optional dress-up nights, I may opt for dress pants and a blouse, or a dress I would wear to church on a Sunday morning. I've never packed a formal dress, and my husband usually opts for a sport coat and khakis.

    I do enjoy seeing all the guests dressed up for Formal night - it's such an elegant atmosphere! Even the Disney Characters will be decked out in their finest for that evening, as well as the ship's officers. It's a great time to take advantage of the Onboard Photography Services for a family photo.

    Whether you choose to opt in or out of the Dress Up evenings, you will be sure to find other guests doing the same. One quick note: If you choose to dine in one of Disney Cruise Line's adult-exclusive venues, Palo or Remy, stricter dress guidelines for dinner will apply.

    I hope this helps with your planning and packing! Have a magical day - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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