12 Things You MUST Pack For a Disney Cruise!

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Getting ready to set sail with the Disney Cruise Line? If so, you’re in for a treat with fine dining, entertainment, and themed nights aboard most of the ships.

The Disney Wish

And you’ll want to pack appropriately with all of that fun in mind. So, to help you prepare, here are our 10 must-haves to pack for Disney cruises!

Here’s our list of items you’re going to want to pack for your Disney cruise:

Travel Charger

We know your normal wall charger works just fine, but you’ll definitely want a travel charger while you’re on a Disney cruise. Your phone’s battery will inevitably be drained by all of the photos and videos you take, as well as the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App (which helps with itineraries, reservations, booking activities, etc.).

If you don’t have one yet, you can grab a 2 Pack of USB Portable Chargers on Amazon!


For $21.99, you’ll get a white and black portable charger. It’s a great option for a cruise!

Get the 2 Pack of USB Portable Chargers Here

USB Charger Port Expander

We know — there’s a lot to charge while you’re on vacation. Phones, cameras, travel chargers…the list goes on and on. And of course, you’ll be limited to the number of ports you have in your room. So, to expand that amount, we recommend bringing along a Port Expander!

We found this Port Expander on Amazon that will give you 4 Ports to plug into.


You can grab it now for $16.99.

Get the Port Expander Here

Waterproof Phone Case

You’ll want to protect your phone with a waterproof case. You’ll undoubtedly be partaking in activities that involve water, so you’ll want to ensure that your phone makes it through the trip!

If you don’t have a waterproof case, check out the 2 Pack of Waterproof Phone Pouches on Amazon.


The 2 phone pouches cost $9.95, and they’ll protect your phone while you play!

Get the 2 Pack of Waterproof Phone Pouches Here


Of course, this seems obvious, but a ton of people forget to bring their sunscreen. And you don’t want to do that, as the price of sunscreen on board can be pretty high.

So, before you leave, grab a the Neutrogena Water Resistant Sunscreen on Amazon.


Currently, you can grab this for $8.97.

Get the Neutrogena Sunscreen here

Motion Sickness Medication

Want to know the worst time to find out you suffer from motion sickness? On a cruise. Avoid the chaos that will ensue after that realization by packing some motion sickness medication!

If you’re looking to avoid drowsiness, try Bonine! There’s a 2 Pack on Amazon for $11.96.


We recommend that everyone packs this — even if you don’t think you’ll get motion sick.

Get Bonine Here


When you’re traveling to a sunny paradise, it can feel silly to pack a hoodie. But pack it anyways! Sometimes you’ll encounter random weather during your cruise, and some indoor locations blast the air conditioning.

If you’re looking to keep the Disney vibes going, grab the Mickey Mouse Zip Hoodie on shopDisney!


The hoodie features Mickey Mouse and the year 1928 (when Mickey was created). You can grab the hoodie now for $54.99.

Get the Mickey Mouse Zip Hoodie Here

Pirate Night Accessories

Most ships have a themed night called Pirate Night! Guests are encouraged to join in on the theme, so of course, we oblige.

If you’re wanting to wear some Pirate gear on your ship’s theme night, check out the Pirate Hat and Eye Patch on Amazon.


You’ll get two sets of the accessories for $15.97.

Get the Pirate Hat and Eye Patch Here


Again, this may seem obvious, but many people forget one very important item — sunglasses! And you don’t want to be squinting through your cruise — trust us.

So, to block out the sun, grab the 3 Pack of Polarized Sunglasses on Amazon.


You can get them right now for $19.99.

Get the 3 Pack of Polarized Sunglasses Here


You’ll also want to bring some shoes that are easy to slip on and off. Our go-to on cruises is a pair of slides!

If you don’t have a pair of slides, you can grab the Men’s/Women’s Slides on Amazon.


The black pair comes in multiple sizes, and ranges anywhere between $44.99 and $165.43, depending on size.

Get the Men/Women Slides Here

Reusable Water Bottle

This is key to having a successful cruise. When you’re running from activity to activity or lounging in the sun, you’ll be glad you packed a water bottle. There are water bottle filling stations on board, just like there are in the parks, so be sure to take advantage of them!

If you’re looking for a Disney-themed water bottle, check out the 32oz Simply Modern Water Bottles on Amazon.


There are a ton of fun Disney-inspired patterns, and they all cost $29.99.

Get the 32oz Simply Modern Water Bottles Here


We feel the need to add this one — do NOT forget your passport! You absolutely need to have your passport in order to board your cruise, so make this the most important thing you pack!

Don’t forget your passport!

Old Room Key

This one seems odd, but you’ll definitely want to bring an old key card. In order to turn on the lights in your stateroom, you’ll need to place a card into the slot by your door. Many guests use their stateroom key card, however, that usually leads to leaving the key card inside of the room and getting locked out.

Avoid this by using a defunct, old key card instead. (Yes, this works!)

Bonus Points if it’s Disney-themed | Credit: @jimmy_farring

And those are all of our must-haves on our packing list! For more cruise information, check out our full experience aboard the Disney Wish! Or, check out our experience at the Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge aboard the Disney Wish. 

The Bar

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2 Replies to “12 Things You MUST Pack For a Disney Cruise!”

  1. Because you’ll most likely be visiting sandy beach areas, bring plastic bags to slide your sandy shoes before placing in your luggage; that way the sand stays off the other items.