If you’re sailing a Halloween on the High Seas with the Disney Cruise line, then you’re in for a wicked good time! We love Halloween and this cruise is sure to get you into the spooky spirit! But what should you pack? Here are our best tips for what to pack for a Halloween on the High Seas cruise!
Halloween on the High Seas
We took our first Halloween on the High Seas cruise with Disney Cruise Line in 2019 before the world shut down. So if you read our past posts about cruising, things may be a little different. And although I’m sure cruising will be a little bit different for a little while, I’m also confident that Disney will do what it does best: make magic for its guests! That being said, I can’t wait to see what fun Disney Cruise Line has in store for future cruisers on Halloween on the High Seas-themed cruises. We are booked for one in 2022 on Disney’s Wish and can’t wait to share it with you all.
What to Pack for a Halloween on the High Seas Disney Cruise?
When we sailed in October 2019, we were headed to a cold-weather destination. Our cruised sailed out of New York City, to New England and Canada. If by chance you find yourself cruising somewhere colder, we have a packing list for you here. Packing for a colder destination can be tricky, but not impossible! But if you’re sailing somewhere warmer, that makes things a bit easier. Packing for a themed cruise doesn’t have to be complicated, but adding a few little extras can really make it even more magical. Here are a few things we recommend packing for a Halloween-themed cruise!
Pack a Halloween Costume
The reason you probably booked a Halloween on the High Seas cruise is for all the Halloween activities! And one of our favorites is Mickey’s Mousequerade. Many families dress up for this event and we loved seeing everyone’s costumes. Even if you don’t dress up, wearing something Halloween-themed works too! Just a little bit of Halloween attire can go a long way.
Pack an outfit for Pirate Night
If your cruise has a Pirate Night during your itinerary, then you’ll want to also pack a Pirate Night outfit. This can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. But either way, we recommend dressing up for this event. Many families go all out and dressing up just makes it a lot more fun! And if you want to save room in your suitcase, your Pirate Night costume can double as your Halloween costume.
Door decorations for your stateroom door
Whether or not you’re sailing on a themed cruise, you’ll definitely want to decorate your stateroom door. Corridors on cruise ships are long and all doors look the same; decorating your stateroom door is not only fun, but it’ll help you find your door! There are so many fun shops on Etsy that sell decorations for your stateroom door, or you can DIY your own! We usually make our own with our Cricut, so you can make it as simple or as creative as you like. The shops onboard Disney Cruise ships also usually have decorations you can buy once you set sail too!
There are guidelines about what you can and cannot use as decoration for your stateroom door though, so be sure to check out those guidelines before you leave! You can see the current rules here.
Travel Face Masks for the family
Disney Cruise Line currently requires all passengers over the age of two onboard to wear masks when inside. And if you have to wear masks, why not make them fun? We actually have a couple of face masks in our shop specifically with Disney Cruise Line and Halloween in mind. You can shop Disney Cruise face masks here and Disney Halloween face masks here.
If those aren’t your style or if you prefer the 3 ply disposable masks, this pack on Amazon is affordable and has fun colors.
Halloween Decorations for your Stateroom
I surprised my daughter with an onboard gift specifically themed for Halloween on the High Seas. These types of gifts are available onboard every cruise, but they are a little pricey. If you do choose to purchase these gifts, you’ll need to call Disney Cruise Line and order them over the phone. Your host will set everything up for you before you arrive, just like magic! But if you want to bring your own decor, that’s also an option and will likely be much less expensive.
Little things like a Halloween-themed blanket, Halloween window clings, or plushies if you’re traveling with a little one(or if you just love plushies!), can make the whole room a little more festive. Fun Halloween-themed garlands can make a big difference too!
Sea-Bands for Sea Sickness
While seasickness is not specific to Halloween or fall, if you’re sailing in the Atlantic during one of these cruises, that also means you’re sailing during hurricane season. And although most cruises aren’t cruising near hurricanes, the waters tend to be choppier during this time of year. We love Sea-Bands because they are side-effect-free and easy to use.
If Sea-Bands don’t work for you, try to plan ahead for something that will. Unfortunately, you usually don’t know if you will get seasick until you do. And some of the roughest seas we’ve been on have been during the fall season, so it’s good to be prepared!
Ok, is this a must-pack? Well, maybe not. But we love a theme, so we think Halloween pajamas are perfect for a Halloween on the High Seas cruise. And there are always so many cute ones to choose from. Matching family pajamas are a cute way to get festive. We love the Halloween pajamas from shopDisney every year, but you can usually find cute ones at places like Target or Kohl’s too!
So there you have it, our top picks to help you know what to pack Halloween on the High Seas Cruise. Have you been on a Halloween-themed cruise with Disney Cruise line yet? What other items would you pack? Let us know, we’d love to add them to the list!