FAQ: Packing List for Disney Cruises
How many bags can you bring on a Disney cruise?
Disney allows each passenger to bring up to two checked suitcases, one carry-on bag, and one personal item like a purse or backpack. This offers plenty of room for packing needs.
Can you bring alcohol on a Disney cruise?
Yes. Guests who are 21 years and older are allowed to bring a maximum of two unopened bottles of wine or champagne (not exceeding 750 ml) or six beers (not exceeding 12 oz) with them at the beginning of the cruise and at each port of call. Passengers must carry their alcohol on the Disney ship by hand and not pack it away in their checked luggage.
Should I bring a reusable water bottle for my Disney cruise?
Yes, packing a refillable water bottle is highly recommended. Disney has filtered water stations on their ships, so you can fill up for free. This saves money and reduces waste.
Should I pack beach towels for my Disney cruise?
No need – Disney provides towels at the pool decks and on Disney’s private island of Castaway Cay (and the new Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point). Packing your own towels just takes up precious luggage space.
How much cash should I bring for my Disney cruise?
We recommend bringing $200-$500 in cash for port purchases, excursion tips, and any other incidentals. You won’t need cash onboard since Disney cruises are cashless.
Do you get shampoo and shower products on a Disney cruise?
Yes, Disney provides shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, and hand soap in staterooms. You’re welcome to bring your own preferred products, but Disney’s are high quality.
Can I bring full-size toiletries in carry-on luggage for my cruise?
Yes, unlike air travel, there are no restrictions on the size of toiletries for Disney cruises. However, liquids over 3.4 oz cannot be in checked luggage at the airport.
Can I keep the Disney Cruise Line robe as a souvenir?
Unfortunately, the plush robes and slippers provided in some staterooms are not meant to be taken home as keepsakes. But they sure are comfy during your trip! If you want a Disney Cruise robe of your very own, check the onboard shops or look into the luxury/romance packages offered through the Onboard Gifts program.
What’s the dress code during Pirates Night on a Disney cruise?
Disney encourages passengers of all ages to dress up in pirate costumes or wear pirate-themed accessories to fully embrace the pirate theme party. You can purchase costumes onboard or bring your own. While all of this is fun, it is not required — you can dress however you like (within the normal cruise dress code).
How strict is the formal night dress code on Disney cruises?
For formal nights, cocktail dresses or suits are encouraged but not required in the main dining rooms. Jeans and polo shirts meet the minimum dress code, but most guests like to dress up. You can also skip out on the formal dinner and enjoy a casual meal elsewhere on the ship. Check the Navigator for details.
Final Thoughts: Disney Cruise Packing List Essentials
With this comprehensive Disney cruise packing checklist, your family will be fully prepared for a seamless, magical experience at sea. We’ve covered all the essentials – from organizing travel documents and stocking up on sunscreen to packing themed costumes and cameras to capture priceless memories.
By following these Disney cruise packing tips, you’ll avoid the stress of forgotten items and be ready to make the most of family fun on the ship and incredible destinations. No matter your age, a Disney cruise is guaranteed to be a fantastic family experience!