Disney Cruise Line Dress Code Policy: What’s Changed?

by | Jun 15, 2022 | DCL News, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Magic, Disney Wish, Disney Wonder

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Disney Cruises are known for their refined and elegant dining experiences. So these recent changes to the Disney Cruise Line dress code policy may surprise you.

If you’ve booked a cruise on the new Disney Wish, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of the ship’s adults-only dining options. As gorgeous as those staterooms are, you may be in the mood for a night out at one of the ship’s Beauty and the Beast-inspired restaurants. 

If you’re 18 years of age or older, here’s what you need to know about changes to the Disney Cruise Line dress code policy for adults.

Disney Cruise Line Dress Code Policy Changes

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Palo is a great formal option aboard the Disney Dream. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

As of June 10, Disney Cruise Line’s dress code policy for adult-exclusive dining experiences is more relaxed than it’s ever been. 

So what’s changed for guests 18 years of age and older? Let’s take a look:

“Adult-exclusive restaurants aboard Disney Cruise Line ships are elegant dining experiences. Guests are requested to dress in a manner consistent with the restaurant’s sophistication. Formal or semi-formal attire is recommended. Dress casual attire with a polished look is permitted (such as dress pants, jeans in good condition, collared shirts and blouses and lifestyle shoes). Clothing such as T-shirts, swimwear and sports attire is not permitted.” (source)

That means that your next dining experience at an adults-exclusive restaurant like Palo or Remy will be quite a lot less formal than you remember.

Taking a look at Palo’s dress code in particular, we see the following recommendations:

  • Men: dress pants or slacks and collared shirt; jacket is optional
  • Women: dress, skirt or pants with a blouse
  • Jeans may be worn if in good condition (no holes)

While the Disney Cruise Line adult dress code policy has been relaxed, some things will remain the same. “Tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, shorts, hats, cut-offs, torn clothing, T-shirts with offensive language or graphics, flip-flops and tennis shoes” will not be permitted, according to the official Disney Cruise Line website

Which Adults-Exclusive Restaurants Are Impacted?

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The Rose is one of the adult-exclusive restaurants affected by the dress code policy change. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

These changes apply to all Disney sailings including the newest ship in the fleet, the Disney Wish. This means that the rules that previously applied to the high-end and elegant northern Italian-inspired restaurant, Palo, now go for the adults-only restaurants on all five Disney cruise ships. 

You can expect to see the updated dress code enforced at:

  • Enchanté (Disney Wish)
  • Meridian Lounge (Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy)
  • Palo (all five ships)
  • Remy (Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy)
  • The Rose (Disney Wish)

Your Turn: What Do You Think Of These Changes?

How do you feel about the changes to the Disney Cruise Line dress code policy? Are you happy about the relaxed rules or will you still be dressing to the nines? Sound off on our Facebook page.

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Written by Natasha Szostak

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Natasha is a brand copywriter, storyteller, and unapologetic pop culture lover. As a ’90s kid who lived in great fear of the Disney Vault, Disney+ is the childhood dream she always wished would come true.
Natasha Szostak

Written by Natasha Szostak

Natasha is a brand copywriter, storyteller, and unapologetic pop culture lover. As a ’90s kid who lived in great fear of the Disney Vault, Disney+ is the childhood dream she always wished would come true.