Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On May 4, 2015
    Donna from VA Asked

    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.

thumbnail image for Tracy

Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

“If you can dream it, you can do it” just about sums up my life. I am a mother of two amazing girls and wife to a fantastic man, all of whom support my passion for all things Disney. I am a thrill seeker, and have been fortunate enough to go parasailing high above the Disney Fantasy, zip-lining in St. Lucia, and swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman – all while sailing the seas with Disney Cruise Line. I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Tracy

Didn't find what you were looking for?

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.