When embarking on a Disney Cruise Line vacation you want to be prepared, but don’t want to overpack.  This guide will help you determine the necessities you and/or your family will need for the best possible voyage. 


Pack these items in a day bag to keep with you, as your luggage may not arrive at your stateroom until a few hours after the ship leaves port.

  • Carry-on with wheels
  • All airline and travel documentation
  • Medication (in their original containers)
  • Passport and/or required citizenship documentation
  • Camera and accessories (batteries, memory card, etc.)
  • Extra prescription glasses or contact lenses
  • Sunscreen or hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit and cover-up
  • Chargers for phones*/portable electronic devices/earbuds
  • Cash – Bring small bills for tipping.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste for everyone
  • Dramamine or Bonine for motion
  • Small bills – If you are taking any excursions or taxis in Nassau, tipping is appropriate there. Also, you should have small bills when purchasing stamps at the Post office on Castaway Cay.

*Check with your carrier on how to avoid accidental international charges. When in port, you may find cell service, so your smart phone may try to download emails, receive voicemails, etc. which can be costly at international rates. You will have the option to purchase internet service on the ship if you like

Disney Cruise Line Guests 21 years and older may bring a maximum of 2 bottles of unopened wine or champagne (no larger than 750 ml) or 6 beers (no larger than 12 ounces) on board at the beginning of the voyage and at each port of call. These beverages must be packed in carry-on (not checked) bags or luggage.

  • Air Freshener – Contained rooms have little ventilation.
  • Aloe – for the accidental sunburn
  • Aspirin or other medicine
  • Band-Aids
  • Books- You never know if you may catch some quiet time to read
  • Cameras- If you want to consider a waterproof camera, purchase prior to boarding. They are expensive on board.  If you need extra batteries, bring those as well.
  • Candy- Bring your own for the shows or movies. Believe it or not, the candy and popcorn are not free.
  • Glow necklaces- Fun for the family at night.
  • Hair dryer – dryers in the staterooms are weak. If you are particular about this, bring your own.
  • ID holder/dry box/lanyard – One for each family member or at least the adults.
  • Luggage-Pack a foldable extra luggage bag for the souvenirs and laundry.
  • Night Light-Plug this in your cabin bathroom. You can also leave the light on in the bathroom and crack the door slightly.
  • Notebook/Journal, Pens- Be sure to record all of your fabulous memories on a daily basis in a journal or on a laptop
  • Sunscreen/Sunscreen spray- Spray for the scalp
  • Tote Bag/Beach Bag/Day Bag
  • Non-perishable snacks in sealed, original packaging

General Clothing Suggestions:

  • Jeans or trousers
  • Sundresses
  • Sandals or sneakers (rubber-sole shoes for Port Adventures)
  • Sweater or other clothes you can layer
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Swimsuits/Cover-ups/Beach wear
  • Windbreaker/rain jacket

In winter you may also want to bring:

  • Rain jacket
  • Closed-toe footwear

Sweater or other layering pieces

Dinner Attire

Disney Cruise Line ships feature an array of diverse dining experiences, from casual to upscale. Be sure to follow the dress code for your restaurant:

Main Dining – Dining attire is cruise casual in all 3 main dining restaurants, meaning no swimwear or tank tops. Guests often like to dress up, but this is optional.

Adult Exclusive Dining at Palo and Remy – To preserve the elegant ambiance, you are asked to adhere to a dress code when dining at Palo or at Remy. Please no tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, shorts, hats, cut-offs, torn clothing, t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics, flip-flops or tennis shoes. Jeans cannot be worn at Remy; however, they may be worn at Palo if in good condition (no holes).

  • Palo – Recommended are dress trousers or slacks and a collared shirt for men; for women, a dress, skirt or pants and a blouse is requested.
  • Remy – For men, a jacket (sports, suit or tuxedo) is required, with a collared shirt, dress pants/slacks and dress shoes; ties are optional. For women, a cocktail dress, evening dress, pant suit or skirt and blouse are required. Please no jeans, shorts, capri pants, leggings, flip-flops or tennis shoes.

Themed Nights – On 7-night sailings and longer cruises, the ship offers themed nights and you’re encouraged to dress up and participate in the evening’s festivities. Themed nights may include a Formal Night, Pirate Night, Marvel Day at Sea, or Star Wars Day at Sea. 

Check the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app to find attire advice for each night’s dinner.


Everyone on board a Disney ship must comply with specific safety guidelines mandated by U.S. Customs and Port Security. This includes not packing certain items.

Please DO NOT bring:

  • Firearms and ammunition, any kind of knife, sword, dagger, bullwhip, or any other type of weapon. These items are not allowed on the ship under any circumstances. Guests found in possession of any weapons or similar prohibited items on their person or in their baggage may be denied boarding and are subject to severe legal penalties.
  • Homemade, precooked, or other perishable items.
  • Irons, bottle warmers, sporting equipment, balloons, candles, incense, musical instruments, illegal drugs inclusive of medically prescribed and synthetic marijuana.
  • Coolers, except those carrying medications, baby food or items related to dietary constraints.
  • Toy weapons, remote controls or drones, skates, scooters, skateboards, gaming systems, inflatable float or pool noodles, or holiday display lights.
  • Pets