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Disney Cruise Dinner Dress Code – What You Need to Know


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What is the Disney Cruise Dinner Dress Code? Each Disney cruise ship has some fabulous dining opportunities onboard and they all have a dress code. Let us see what is acceptable for each restaurant.


Disney Cruise Dinner Dress Code Explained

Disney Cruise dining is one of the best parts of the whole vacation. As you would expect, Disney is pretty laid back about what is acceptable to wear to dinner.

The rules are different according to where you eat, so let us take each in turn. 

Disney Cruise Dress Code in Main Dining Rooms

Disney Cruise Tiana’s Place on the Disney Wonder

The dress code on a Disney Cruise is very laid back and diverse. You will feel just as comfortable in a t-shirt and Mickey Ears as you will in an evening dress.

Each Disney ship has 3 main rotational dining rooms. You will dine in each one of them at least once on your cruise. 

There really is only one basic rule for the main dining rooms. This is “no swimwear or tank tops”. 


You will see a huge diversity of outfits in the restaurant. Mostly it is what is popularly known as “cruise casual”.

You will see lots of Disney-themed outfits. You will feel at home wearing that Maleficent or Grumpy t-shirt. However, if you want to dress up that is fine too.

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Do You Have To Dress Up For Formal Night on a Disney Cruise?


On each cruise, there will be an optional “dress up” night. Disney doesn’t call it a formal night, but it is talking about the same idea.

Some people go all out, whereas others just don’t. It really is up to you.

The only rule for Disney Rotational Dining Restaurants is no swimwear or tank tops.

Dress-up night is a good opportunity to put on your finest clothes and have a great picture taken. There are plenty of opportunities for a great Disney Cruise Photo.

3, 4 and 7-night cruises all have one optional “dress-up night” and at least one “cruise casual” night.

Cruises of 7 nights and above have a Formal night and a Semi-Formal Night as well.

There will also be a Pirate Night on cruises in the Caribbean, the Bahamas, and from the West Coast to Mexico.

European and Alaskan Disney cruises also have a themed deck party on one night.

You will find a huge range of different outfits on all Disney Cruises during dinner.

It really is one place where you can feel comfortable in pretty much anything. Mickey Ears, full Pirate costume, nice formal wear or jeans, and a shirt. You will feel at home.

Disney Cabanas Buffet Dress Code

There is no dress code in the Cabanas Buffet. Mickey Ears are accepted everywhere on the ship, apart from the adult-only restaurants!

Cabanas on the Disney Wonder

Disney Pirate Night Dinner Dress Code

There really can’t be many places in the world where it is absolutely fine, and almost expected, that you can dress as a pirate for dinner.

However, if you are sailing on a Disney cruise it is highly likely that you will experience Pirate Night!

Note that right now, due to social distancing, there is no Pirate Night show. There are two fireworks displays in the evening. Many guests still dress up, even though there isn’t a show at the moment.

All of the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream cruises have Pirate Night. The Disney San Diego Mexican, Bahamian and Caribbean Cruises also do. 

You will see a whole variety of dinner wear on Pirate Night. Some people go all out and look as though they are Jack Sparrow clones. Others go for just an eye patch or Pirate Mickey Ears.

Whatever you choose to wear on Pirate Night is very much up to you. You will not feel out of place if you are wearing jeans and a t-shirt or full pirate regalia. 

Disney Cruise Palo Dress Code


Disney Palo is available on all of the ships and is exclusively for adults only. They serve dinner every night and Brunch on each sea day. There is an additional charge of $45 per person.

The Disney Cruise Palo dress code has been relaxed in recent years. It used to be that men were required to wear a dress shirt for dinner, but things have changed quite a lot since then.

Palo Brunch on the Disney Wonder

Disney has recognized that not everyone wants to dress up too much for brunch or dinner.

However, there are still some rules that you need to know.

I have seen guests turned away and sent back to their stateroom to change if they have not met the Palo dress code, so make sure you know what it is!


The dress code starts by saying that guests are asked to  “preserve the ambiance of this fine-dining venue”.  I have dined in Palo many times and people tend to be dressed fairly casually at Brunch, but are more dressed up at Dinner. 

The actual dress code for Palo states:

“Dress pants, slacks, and collared shirts are recommended for men and a dress, skirt, or pants and a blouse are recommended for women. Jeans may also be worn if in good condition (no holes). 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.”

You would not feel out of place if you dressed in either smart casual clothes or something a bit dressier at Brunch.

For a Palo Dinner, I usually use this as a chance to dress up a bit more. The atmosphere in Palo is very different in the evening. It is more of a romantic setting, so use the chance to dress up if you want!

Disney Cruise Remy Dress Code


Remy is one of the finest dining experiences at sea. This adult-only restaurant is available on Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.

I am sure that it will also be a feature of the new Disney Wish ship as well.


As this is a fine dining experience the dress code for Disney’s Remy restaurant reflects this. The guidelines are different for Brunch and Dinner.

Remy Dinner Dress Code

Amazing Detail in Remy Restaurant on Disney Fantasy
  • Men: A jacket (such as a sport, suit or tuxedo jacket) is required, with dress pants/slacks and shoes. Ties are optional. No jeans, shorts, sandals, flip-flops or tennis shoes.
  • Ladies: Cocktail dress, evening dress, pantsuit or skirt/blouse are required. No jeans, shorts, capri pants, sandals, flip-flops or tennis shoes.

Remy Brunch Dress Code

  • Men: Dress pants and a shirt are required for men. A jacket is optional. No jeans, shorts, capri pants, sandals, flip-flops or tennis shoes.
  • Women: A dress or pantsuit is required. No jeans, shorts, capri pants, sandals, flip-flops or tennis shoes.

The atmosphere in Remy is different from Palo so the dress code reflects this. It is Disney, so it is still very accessible and friendly fine dining, but the standard of dress is expected to be higher than on the rest of the ship.

Here is the Official Disney Cruise Dress Code

What will you be wearing on your Disney Cruise? Do you think that the Disney Cruise Dress Code is the right one?

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