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  • On May 4, 2015
    Donna from VA 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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    Hi moms panel trying to pack for Disney Dream May 18 I see on here that men can wear shorts to dinner but some that say no shorts really confused and hope you can help with what is acceptable 4 night cruise, also can strollers be with checked in luggage.

    Welcome Aboard, Donna!

    Your cruise is just one week away! Do you have your suitcases out? On every Disney Dream cruise, there is an optional dress-up night, where cruisers can choose to dress to the nines in their ball gowns and tuxedos, or keep it casual in shorts.

    The official word regarding dress code can be found on the Disney Cruise Line website. Each night of your Dream cruise can be considered "cruise casual", meaning no swimsuits or tank tops allowed in the dining rooms. This means that shorts are fine in the main dining rooms. You might want to consider bringing pants, as I have found the dining rooms to be pretty chilly at dinner. I also recommend women having a light sweater.

    You can also expect a Pirate Night, where many of your fellow cruisers will be in their best pirate garb. It is really fun to see everyone's costumes on the deck for the "Pirates IN the Caribbean Deck Party". This is usually my favorite night on a Disney Cruise Line vacation. Fireworks at sea? Yes, please!

    As far as your stroller, I would keep it with you upon embarkation until your stateroom is available (usually around 1:30pm). After the porters take the luggage, it is loaded onto the ship and stored in large rooms, stacked to the ceiling. I'm not positive a stroller would make it to the stateroom in one piece. Plus, your little one might enjoy riding around as you are exploring the ship.

    I hope this helps with your packing and planning for your cruise in ONE WEEK!

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.

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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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