The thought of packing for a Disney Cruise can be overwhelming. Last year we took our first Disney Cruise, and we definitely overpacked. This year we have our Essential Disney Cruise packing List that has our family of five packing in two suitcases, and a carry on each.
I created this list for the boys – and a few weeks before, I give them the list and a laundry basket and have them add the things that are on the list to the basket. I then pack each boys belongings into a large packing cube. This way their things are separate, but can be packed in one suitcase.
My Husband and I have a more detailed essential list – but – We also use packing cubes, and share a suitcase. Having just two large suitcases to track means easier on embarkment, and easier organization on the ship.
When you look through our Essential Disney Cruise Packing List you will see that there are some very specific to us things – but – we also have space for you to edit and add. I am a paper and pen type of packer. A fully checked off list means I have no surprises.
Disney also has a list of Prohibited items – This is an extensive list, and should be read before you pack. There were a few surprises, and a few non- surprises. If you or your husband enjoy wine – you may each bring 2 (750 oz) bottles (unopened) in your carry on. There is a corking fee- but – you can pack a wine key – and enjoy a glass in your room! Cheers!
I also make sure we all have a new book in hand on a trip like this. The boys all love to share books – which means they all get four books for the trip – but we only bring one each! This only really works now that our boys are older, but it has bene a huge packing win! My favorites are mystery books!
Did I miss anything? If so leave a comment below and I will add it to the list!!