Welcome aboard! If you’re reading this, chances are you’re about to embark on a magical journey at sea with Disney Cruise Line.
But before you set sail, it’s important to make sure you’ve packed all the essentials. After all, you don’t want to be caught without your Mickey ears or sunscreen when you’re lounging on the sundeck.
So before you head on out to your Disney Cruise, take a look at this packing list and get ready to make some room in your suitcase for all the Disney-themed goodies you’re going to bring back home.
It’s time to set sail and let the fun begin! Plus, there’s even a free printable checklist at the end of this article.
What to Pack for a Disney Cruise
Here are all of the essentials that you should pack for a Disney Cruise:
Clothing and Accessories
Some clothes like heavy jackets and sweaters could be subjective to where you’re sailing (i.e. Alaska, Norway, etc).
- tank tops
- light jacket or sweatshirt
- 2 or more swimsuits
- swimsuit coverup
- slippers or sandals
- pirate costume (for adults and kids)
Adult-Only Restaurant Clothing
If you’re dining at Palo, Remy, or Enchanté, then you’ll need the following articles of clothes:
- dress pants
- collared shirt for men
- dress shoes
- jeans (no holes)
The other main dining rooms do not have a dress code.
Every Disney Cruise does have a shop that sells toiletries with select medicines, soap, lotion, aloe vera, feminine hygiene products, toothbrush, toothpaste, and other similar items.
- contact solution
- baby powder
- aloe vera
- makeup (and other cosmetic items)
- lip balm
- medicine (motion sickness, Tylenol, TUMS, Pepto Bismol, etc)
Here are a few of the electronic devices to pack:
- camera with extra batteries
- phone charger
- charging cables and power block
- GoPro or any waterproof camera
Disney Cruise guests 21 years or older can bring two bottles of wine or champagne or 6 bottles of beer.
- hard seltzer
Here are a few extra things that you can consider to pack:
- character autograph book
- stateroom door decor or magnets
- snorkel gear and goggles
- reading materials or Kindle
- cash (for tips or port of calls)
- beach bag
- hand sanitizer
- old gift card to activate the power in your stateroom
What you have with you on Embarkation Day
Here are all of the things that you should have with you when you’re boarding the cruise ship on the first day:
- medication (in their original containers)
- passport or other required citizenship documentation (don’t know if you need a passport for your cruise? check this out)
- extra prescription glasses or contact lenses
- swimsuit and coverup
Typically, we bring a small backpack or weekender bag to store this stuff in if we checked out bag at the cruise port terminal.
Day Bag Essentials
I usually tend to bring a day bag like a small tote bag or crossbody/sling bag to hold some items, especially if I plan on going to the pool or lounge on the sun deck.
Here’s what I usually pack in a day bag:
- sunglasses with case
- battery pack
- hand sanitizer
Hopefully this checklist will help you pack all of the important things you’ll need on a Disney Cruise.
If there’s anything that I missed, please let me know in the comment section below, thanks!
Also, if you’re looking for some additional Disney Cruise tips, please check out my Disney Cruise bucket list for when you’re onboard, as well as some resources to help you save money on a cruise.
Print the Packing Checklist
Here’s a free printable download of my Disney Cruise packing checklist:
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