Ye come seekin’ information about old Pirate Night, eh? Sure, you come to the proper place. Keep a weather eye open, mates, there be some great information further ahead on what you can find on your next Disney Cruise Line voyage. On select itineraries guests on all Disney Cruise Ships (Wonder, Magic, Dream, and Fantasy) will experience their ship transform into a pirate ship where passengers and crew turn into swashbuckling scalawags!
Dress Like a Pirate
Plan on bringing your best pirate costume! It is really fun to dress up and act like a pirate — don’t worry, you will not be alone. Before you set sail on your cruise, call Disney Cruise Line to make sure you have a Pirate Night and plan your costumes accordingly. If you forget your costumes or didn’t know that there was a Pirate Night, don’t fret, the gift shops on the ship sell costumes for the little ones, T-Shirts for the adults, and pirate accessories for all! If your little ones want to become pillaging pirates, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique offers Pirates League Packages on this special night only. So, make sure to set up an appointment on board.
When we headed back to our stateroom to get ready for dinner, we were surprised to find treasure awaiting us on the bed: A pirate left us chocolate gold coins and a Mickey Mouse bandana!
Feast Like Pirate
Enjoy a pirate-themed dinner at one of the main dining locations. The dinner menu that we tried on the Disney Dream had a great Caribbean-inspired menu and the interesting part was that it resembled an old treasure map. It really put us in a fun mood! Not to mention all servers were dressed up in swashbucklin’ garb and spoke like pirates. The dinner menu had some stand out dishes like:
Sri Sumbhajee’s Vegetable Samosa – with Potato, Peas, Garlic, Cumin and Ginger served with Tamarind Chutney and a Plain Yogurt Raita
Tia Dalma’s Jerk Chicken – 48 hour Jerk-Marinated Chicken, Grilled and served with Rice and Peas, Fried Plantains and a Pineapple-Chili Salsa
Chevalle’s Lamb Shank – Lamb Shank slowly Braised in Red Wine served with Buttered Green Beans and Parsnip Mash.
Pirates of the Caribbean Deck Party
Depending on your seating for the main dining room, up on the pool deck is a fun show that cannot be missed! Make sure to check your Navigator for show times.
The first performance was Mickey’s Pirates of the Caribbean show, where Mickey and his friends (dressed in pirate garb) teach you how to be a pirate and why they love it so much! During the show, some well-known Disney villains come out and create chaos for Mickey and his friends.
On the pool deck, make sure to check out what items they are selling. We were heading to dinner after the show and found these light-up mugs for purchase. We soon found out that they sold out quickly after and only had non-light-up ones left.
As soon as you’re done with dinner, get to the pool deck and find the right spot. We had second seating for the main dining room, and when we finished we ran up to the pool deck to catch the show with Captain Jack Sparrow and the fireworks finale. This area is packed, so if you want to get a good spot for the show, get here early! We had to cut dinner short and skip out on dessert so we could get a good spot. It was really amazing to see fireworks coming from our ship. This is a cruise industry-first and can only be seen from the Disney Cruise Line fleet! Though it is not as long as the firework shows at the Disney Parks, it is still an amazing show and a must-see!
Throughout the evening on Pirates Night guests have an opportunity to meet and take pictures with Jack Sparrow and many other Disney Characters dressed up like swashbuckling buccaneers. You might even get scared by a lost boy sitting in a porthole — that’s what happened to me while walking back to my stateroom at the end of the night!
I am so glad I was able to experience this beloved Pirate Night and tell you my tales. If you love pirates and you love Disney, then make sure to set sail with Disney Cruise Lines and enjoy this amazing night!