• On Sep 16, 2018
    Emilyn 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.

    I planned to wear dressy sandals with my cocktail dress for semi-formal night. Are dressy sandals allowed?

    Hi Emilyn!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am so glad you stopped by with your question about your upcoming Disney Cruise Line vacation!  It is SO CLOSE and I know you must be so very excited to be heading on the high seas for a fun adventure at sea!

    Packing always ends up being the most daunting of tasks for me as I prepare for my cruise vacations – and it’s even more so if you are packing for an entire family!  I always put it off to the last minute and then end up bringing more than I ever could possible need!  With a few themed nights on your sailing including a Pirate Night, Halloween-night, semi-formal and a formal night, there is a lot to think about packing!  But, one of the best things (in my opinion) about cruising onboard a Disney Cruise Line ship is that there really isn’t a strict dress code for the main dining room dinner service.  Dressy sandals are most definitely allowed in the main dining rooms and even are acceptable in the adult-exclusive restaurants if you opt to make a reservation there for one evening while onboard.  You will see quite a variety of attire on Guests in the main dining rooms each evening – from very formal to sundresses, from costumes to Halloween-themed t-shirts!

    Have you checked out the onboard photo packages yet?!?  The onboard photographers are available in the main atrium before (or after) dinner service each night to capture some great photos – we always use this as an opportunity to get a good family photo since I can usually get everyone cleaned up and everyone is all smiles while on vacation resulting in a great family photo! 

    Wishing you a FANTASTic and memorable adventure at sea!

    Happy Sailing!
    Stephanie
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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

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