Family dining
  • On Sep 19, 2023
    Arthur from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are there requirements for attire in dining or theaters?

    Hi Arthur!  

    It’s great to see you at planDisney with this thoughtful question about your attire onboard Disney Cruise Line. It seems your magical vacation is just on the horizon and you’re down to the packing details! I’m so excited for you to experience everything included in these incredible sailings – there's just nothing like it! I love to plan my attire and feel appropriate for every occasion, so let’s look at the details together.

    For your nightly rotational dining and the evening entertainment in the theatre, there is no particular dress code beyond cruise casual (swimwear and tank tops are not permitted). Many families enjoy dressing to a nightly theme when provided in their itinerary, such as the beloved Pirate Night or Formal Night, for a special family photo and unique memories made together. While it can be magical to pay homage to the golden age of cruising in classic formal attire, please know that any themes are optional participation, so it’s up to your family’s comfort and daily plans for what you choose to wear. The adult exclusive dining locations on each ship do have a specific dress code, so please be sure to adhere to those guidelines if you’ve made special reservations to dine there for brunch or dinner on any day of your cruise.

    While not required or even advertised, many Guests have started a tradition of dressing in a certain style or theme for the three rotational dining rooms on the Disney Wish. Please see a recent answer from my teammate Ryan with some guidance for those fun ideas.

    I tend to overpack for my cruises, Arthur – there's just so much to experience on land and at sea, and so many options! My must-pack items are two swimsuits for every person; they tend to not dry quickly hanging on the line in the shower overnight and we prefer to put on a dry suit each day, so I rotate swimsuits for our water activities. There are also laundry services available onboard if that would help reduce your packing load by planning a mid-cruise refresh. Our clothes for the evening dinners and theatre tend to stay clean (barring any spills) so I often re-wear pants and bring a different shirt for each evening for a new look in each night’s photos

    Whatever you decide, you are going to have an amazing time! When you look back on your cruise photos and memories, you will recall the pure joy on everyone’s face and less of what everyone was wearing on this magical voyage. No doubt your crew will look practically perfect in every way!

    Please let us know if you have any additional questions that we can help with as you finalize your plans.  

    Wishing you a wonderful sailing, 
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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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