Packing List for a Disney Cruise

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Disney Cruise Line Packing List

Our family just got back from an incredible cruise on the Disney Dream. This was the third Disney Cruise for Tolar and I (the first for the kids!) so I've got a solid understanding of everything you need to pack. I've compiled a list of helpful items that I think you will want to consider when packing. Any text in the below list that shows up in pink has a clickable link for you to make finding my recommendations easier.

It is important to note that Disney does not allow surge protectors or power strips onboard and the outlet situation in each stateroom is extremely limited. In our Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom there were only two regular outlets. The bathroom did have an additional outlet in the ceiling for shavers. For the full list of prohibited items for Disney Cruise Line, click here.


-Multiple Device Charging Station 
-Portable Charger
-iPad/Tablet with favorite shows already downloaded AND sound machine app
-Smartphone (Disney relies heavily on their Disney Cruise Line app, so a smartphone is needed.)


-Face Masks
-Mask Lanyards (We used these with our kids so I didn't have to keep up with their masks when walking around. When we were in an area that didn't require masks, they could take their masks off and wear them around their necks like a necklace.)
-Seasickness Medication (Can be purchased through a ship gift shop or the infirmary.)
-Laxatives (Can be purchased through a ship gift shop or the infirmary.)
-Antacid Tablets (Can be purchased through a ship gift shop or the infirmary. Pro Tip: you can also ask for some at Guest Services and they will give you a few free of charge.)
-Antibacterial Hand Soap (Disney does now provide a pump hand soap in the toilet bathroom of your stateroom, however, if you want to also have a pump hand soap by the other sink in the shower bathroom I recommend bringing an extra.)


In addition to the regular clothes that you would pack for an trip, here are my recommendations on items you will definitely want to include.
-Multiple Swimsuits
-Swim Coverup (I wore this the majority of the time on our cruise and was so pleased with it. This coverup has over 14,000 reviews and 4 1/2 stars so it comes highly rated.) 
-Formal Attire
-Light Jacket
-Hat (I love this straw fedora!)

Fun Items:

-Custom Refillable Cups
-Door Magnets (I ordered magnets from this Etsy shop and they were incredible quality. I HIGHLY recommend!)
-Pirate Costumes for Pirate Night (We purchased these eye patches and hats that worked well and were very affordable.)
-Halloween Costumes (If going on a Halloween On The High Seas Cruise.)
-Wine! Champagne! Beer! (Each adult guest is allowed to carry on a maximum of 2 bottles of wine or champagne OR 6 beers.)
-Mickey Ears

What To Pack For A Disney Cruise


-Proof of Vaccination
-Proof of Negative COVID test for children under 12 (This information is as of September 2021. Things might change depending on new vaccines).
-Passport or Birth Certificate
-Online Check In QR Code/Print Out
-Travel Insurance Information
-Disney Cruise Line Issued Luggage Tags (They mail these to you prior to sailing.)
-Folder to Keep Everything In


-Ziploc Bags
-Small Bottle of Dish Soap 
-Wrinkle Release Spray
-Cash For Room Service Tips and any additional tipping
(Disney has updated their app and you can now add a tip for room service, any bar drinks, Cove Cafe, etc. right on the app. However, we still brought cash because there were a few instances where we tipped employees and didn't have an official "transaction.")
-Extra Hangers (There is plenty of closet space, but never enough hangers!) 
-Old Gift Card (To turn the lights on in your stateroom, you need to use your room key. However, it was a pain to always have to take it out of our lanyard, so we brought an old gift card from home and kept it by the door to turn the lights on.)
-Lanyard to hold your Key To The World Card/Room Key (You only need to pack a lanyard if this is your first Disney Cruise. They provide you with lanyards anytime after when you become a Castaway Club member.)

If you have any questions about the items I have included in this packing list, feel free to reach out! You can easily send me a DM on instagram or leave me a comment below.


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