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If you are preparing for a Disney Cruise, you probably are making a list off the things you will need to bring. While there are certain things you will be able to buy on board, there are certain items you are better off packing in your luggage.
Clothing to Pack for a Disney Cruise
If you are trying to figure out what type of clothes to pack for your Disney Cruise, you are going to want to make sure that you pack according to your destination.
What you will need for a cruise to the Bahamas is going to be different than a cruise to Alaska.
One thing that we always share with our readers is to make sure you bring layering items no matter what type of cruise destination you might have.
While the outdoor temperature might vary, the inside of the cruise won’t.
It can get chilly during dinner and shows so be sure you have a light weight sweater or sweatshirt in case your body can’t adjust to the temperature.
Besides that, you are also going to want to make sure you have the right clothes packed for formal night.
Formal Night on a Disney Cruise
The main things to consider are how many nights you are cruising along with making sure you pack appropriately for the formal night on your Disney Cruise.
Shorter cruises may not have a Formal Night, but those travelling on longer cruises definitely will.
Formal night does not mean what it used to.
You don’t need sequins or a tuxedo.
For women (and girls), it is perfectly fine to wear a sun dress or blouse & pants and for men (and boys) a pair of khakis and a button down (or polo) shirt.
Make sure that you don’t forget to pack appropriate shoes for the formal night too!
This is something that is so easily forgotten.
What to Wear to Palo & Remy (Specialty Restaurants)
Both Palo & Remy are adult only restaurants and do have a dress code.
If you know you will be dining at either of these restaurants, you will want to make sure you have the correct clothing, otherwise you will not be able to dine there.
Women should plan to wear a sundress or blouse & pants or skirt. Sandals are fine, but no flip flops or sneakers. Men should plan to wear dress pants and button down shirt. No tennis shoes for the guys either.
During brunch and dessert, the following dress code is enforced:
Women should wear a dress or pantsuit is required. Please no jeans, shorts, capri pants, sandals, flip-flops or tennis shoes.
Men should wear dress pants, a collared shirt or polo shirt, and shoes are required. A jacket is optional. No jeans, shorts, sandals, flip-flops or tennis shoes.
At dinnertime, the following dress code is enforced:
Women should wear a cocktail dress, evening dress, pantsuit or skirt/blouse. No jeans, shorts, capri pants, sandals, flip-flops or tennis shoes.
Men should wear a sports coat or tuxedo jacket, dress shirt, dress pants/slacks and shoes are required. Ties are optional. No jeans, shorts, sandals, flip-flops or tennis shoes.
There is more to Pack than just Clothes
The importance of packing well is that you won’t have to buy things you forgot on the ship. While Disney Cruise line has a few shops, the price you pay for the things you forget can really add up!
Do yourself a favor and use this packing list for a Disney Cruise as a guide.
Disney Cruise Packing List
Wondering what to bring for your Disney Cruise vacation?
We have compiled a great Disney Cruise packing list that you will want to read before you leave!
These are items that you may not be thinking of, but could definitely use for your cruise.
We understand that we can carryon 2 bottles of wine or 6 beers. Will I be able to take a corkscrew in carryon or checked luggage?
Sunday 1st of July 2018
Why birth certificates? Also, do they definitely have puddle jumpers to use or buy? I don't want to fly with those. Thanks!
Monday 2nd of July 2018
If you have a passport, you won't need your birth certificate. Complimentary flotation vests are available on the pool decks aboard all Disney ships. You can't take them off the ship, but they are available at Castaway Cay and on most Disney Excursions involving water/ beach activities.
Wednesday 28th of March 2018
There is no pirate night for Alaska cruises. Keep the pirate costumes home and bring rain gear. Don't over pack; you may have tea with a princess but you won't have dinner with the queen of England . We, my husband and I, did the two week cruise on the Wonder through the Panama canal with only a roll on each. Yes, the Mouse is very strict on over the door anything. Use magnetic hooks and clips.
Tuesday 25th of April 2017
You would need to pack it in luggage that would be checked in, not carry on.
Friday 15th of March 2019
Please do not pack drinks in carry on luggage at the port. They should be carried on. The porters are not very gentle with the luggage and if your bottles of water break, they can make a mess of your things and other people's things, too.
Sunday 23rd of April 2017
How do you get bottled water onto the ship if you are flying? It was you can take that and alcoholic beverages (only a certain amount) in your carry on, but you can't carry that onto a plane! We are flying non-stop to Orlando and taking the Disney shuttle bus to the port. Any suggestions?
Thursday 19th of October 2017
If you are flying in the day/eve before, take a rideshare service from MCO to the nearby Walgreens (Semoran Rd.) and back. There's a Starbucks and several restaurants in the same area as the Walgreens, too.
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Hi, I'm Kristi, the founder and content creator behind Disney Insider Tips. I have been obsessed with the magic of Disney since a small child and have been blessed with being able to travel with my family to the Disney parks & on the Disney Cruise line frequently. The purpose of this site is to share my insider knowledge to help others navigate the Disney theme parks and the Disney Cruise Ships with ease.