MTT welcomes back Ashley, the daughter of MTT Glynis, to share her thoughts on teen dress for Disney Cruise Line. Meet Ashley: I am an 18 year old Freshman in college majoring in Vocal Performance, and I dream of one day performing on stage with Disney Cruise Line. I have always loved Disney movies and when I went to Walt Disney World for the first time, at the age of 12, it was so magical because all those movies I had seen, were finally coming to life right before my eyes. I love watching other children’s eyes light up with the same amazement when they first experience the Disney magic at the parks and on a Disney Cruise. My favorite Disney princess is Aurora because she is a classic.
Knowing what to wear on a cruise for a teenager can be the make it or break it point of the cruise. No teen wants to be the one strolling into Vibe looking a total wreck the first night and everyone makes fun of them, but no teen wants to automatically have others thinking they are a snob because of how nice they dress. I am here to help guide your teen in the process of figuring out what clothes to bring on your family’s Disney cruise.
The first night in Vibe is when your teen will have the opportunity to meet the people they will be hanging out with for the rest of the cruise. I recommend that night dressing fairly casual. For girls I recommend a pair of capri’s or shorts with some type of shirt. For guys you can never go wrong with a polo and shorts….and when I say shorts I mean decent shorts, not gym shorts.
The rest of the time on the cruise during the day I would wear just about anything. I personally enjoyed wearing Nike shorts and a v-neck or tank top. Guys normally wore some kind of gym shorts and t-shirt or tank top as well. On the Dream and Fantasy, Vibe has their own pool area, so it’s always good to bring your swimsuit and a change of clothes. I would also suggest to girls that they at least bring a large t-shirt for walking to and from the water area, modesty is never a bad thing.
Evening time is when your teen will be able to go to shows and dinner. During most of the cruise they suggest cruise casual. Casual does NOT mean gym shorts and t-shirts.
Guys: I recommend khaki shorts or pants and a button up or polo style shirt.
Girls: Capri’s and a nice top, sun dress, or maxi dress
One night on the cruise is the formal night where you will have the opportunity to dress a little nicer. You can choose to continue to dress in the same cruise casual as you have the rest of the cruise, or you can dress nicer.
Guys: I have seen some guys wear suits, so if that’s what makes you happy go for it. I would definitely say nothing less than khaki pants and a polo.
Girls: If you are anything like me you love dressing up and would want to wear your prom dress if you could. That is totally fine. I recommend a cocktail dress or homecoming style dress. Basically just something a little nicer.
These suggestions do not mean bring three suitcases full of your entire wardrobe. Laundry services are available, so I recommend bringing a few pairs of shorts and t-shirts, your necessary undergarments, swimsuits, and whatever you plan on wearing for dinner time. Following these tips will help your teen have an enjoyable cruise while also looking good.
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