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  • My family and I are sailing to Alaska aboard the wonder in July 2012. I was wondering if you know what kind of dress attire we should pack for dinner?
  • - Asked by Lauren from New York on 12/20/2011
  • Hi, Lauren!

    On any 7+ night Disney Cruise, there are formal, semi-formal and pirate nights -- which leaves the other three as "cruise casual" evenings at dinner. Cruise casual simply means no shorts, swimwear or tank tops in the main three dining rooms at dinner -- which is easy to do on an Alaskan cruise since those aren't what you typically wear in that climate.

    For formal night, my big guys wear a dark suit and simply lose the tie and/or jacket for semi-formal night.  My little boys wear khakis, a sportcoat and tie for formal night and just wear the khakis and a button-down for semi-formal night.  My 14-year-old daughter and I use the "excuse" to dress up for formal night and either wear an evening gown or cocktail dress for formal night and wear a nice dress or pantsuit for semi-formal night.  We definitely like to make our evening clothes do "double duty" since we don't have them on that long, and I bring laundry detergent on board to wash a couple of loads to avoid overpacking, too.

    For pirate night, the little guys may wear a pirate costume, but we all try to get into the act with hats, eye-patches and maybe even some face paint. I hope you enjoy your incredible voyage to Alaska aboard the beautiful Disney Wonder. If you want to see what we wore on our cruise, you can check out the DisneyCruiseLineNews' YouTube Channel for my 7-day diary of the trip.

    Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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