How to Pack for a Disney Cruise
A Disney cruise can be a really exciting way to fit in both a Disney vacation and a travel cruise. They can also be more affordable for people who can’t get to a Disney park, but want to have a Disney vacation. They’re also popular with people who have already been to the Disney parks and love Disney, but want to experience it in a new way. Whatever your reason for going on a Disney cruise, there are some important things you should know about packing. Here are some tips on how to pack for a Disney Cruise!
Pack your bags to a Disney Cruise like a flight
When you fly, you have a carry-on and you also have checked baggage. You won’t have access to your checked baggage for the duration of your flight. Sometimes a cruise can work similarly. Your first hour or up to a few hours from first arriving on the ship, your regular luggage may not be available to you and you’ll only have what you brought in your carry-on, so pack accordingly.
Bring something to drink out of
On a Disney cruise, there will be free drinks or water on deck at all times, but the cups they give you are very small. You’ll have to go all the way back up to the top deck every time you need to refill your drink. This is why a lot of people like to bring their own drink bottle, so it holds more and saves them time and trouble. You can also bring it with you to Castaway Bay!
Keep all essentials on you
Again, you need to pack so that all essentials like medications and ID are on you at all times. You don’t want to risk getting separated from important items like this so carry them on you in a purse, fanny pack, backpack or other personal carry-on.
Choose your outfits in layers
The weather can vary on a cruise and it’s very unpredictable. You should pack lightly and in layers that you can put on or take off as the weather calls for. This is much easier and will allow you to be comfortable at all times throughout your cruise.
These tips will get you started so that you can pack properly for your Disney cruise. Don’t forget to pack your bathing suit if you are heading to Castaway Cay, Disney’s Cruise Line’s private island! This is an essential part of your cruise-planning process.