As I was packing for my cruise there were a couple new things I had to add to my packing list such as masks and proof of vaccine (or test results). Hopefully these new items are only temporarily on my packing list but did you know there is a long list of items you cannot pack for a Disney Cruise?
It has been awhile since we all cruised and you might have forgotten some of the things you cannot bring onboard or these might be things you never even knew you couldn't bring. I will admit there are a few things I didn't know about either. These are Disney Cruise Line's rules so this could vary on other cruise lines.
Surprising Prohibited Items
I knew that things like firearms, explosives, or any weapons (with the exception of Disney brand toys like Light sabers or Thor's hammer or plastic pirate swords) were not allowed. Also things like illegal drugs, candles, and pets just seem like common sense things that you know you cannot bring onboard. However there were a lot of things on the prohibited list that surprised me.
You CANNOT bring on:
- Flotation items such as: Inflatable Pool Floats, Pool Noodles, Surfboards, or Boogie boards
- Inflatable Mattress
- Musical Instruments
- Streaming Devices (such as Roku or Amazon Fire Stick)
- Sporting equipment is not allowed with the exception for golf clubs and some sports balls but they must be stored in your room and only used off the ship.
- Over the Door Hanging Organizers (apparently Disney can fine you $100 if you have one since they damage the door.) I have never used one myself but I know that tends to be one of the tips people say helps them stay organized in the small space of the room.
I knew most cruise line's do not allow you to bring extension cords/power strips or an iron, but there is a long list of other electrical appliances that I wouldn't have even thought people would want to bring onboard like -
You CANNOT bring on:
- Coffee Makers
- Electric Blankets
- Hot Plates
- Rice Cookers.
I cannot think why anyone would bring these things but if Disney had to list them I assume that means someone at sometime tried bringing it on.
You CAN bring on -
Other electrical appliances such as - curling irons, flat irons, blow dryers, shavers. Things like baby monitors, humidifiers, portable fans, and white noise/sleep machines will be inspected and if approved will be returned to your room.
Food and Beverage
You may or may not know that you are actually allowed to bring on an adult beverage when you first board the ship as long as you are 21 or older and you carry it on. The rule for Disney Cruise is a maximum of 2 bottles of wine or champagne, or 6 beers no larger than 12 oz. If you wish to drink the wine or champagne in the dining room you will be charged a $25 corking fee. You also cannot consume any of these beverages you brought onboard in any public areas.
You CANNOT bring onboard any
- Liquors or Spirits. Any of those bottles you might purchase while in ports of call or in the ship's store will be stored until the end of the cruise.
- Homemade or precooked foods, open container foods.
- Large coolers - Only coolers no larger than 12" x 12" x 12" area allowed to be brought onboard and they must be carried on and only for use to store medications, baby food or other dietary restrictions.
You CAN bring on non-perishable snacks in sealed packaging (just remember once you open it you need to finish it or throw it away before the end of the cruise as you cannot take opened food packages through customs.)
It can be fun to decorate your stateroom door and I usually suggest it to also help you find your room in a long hallway of doors. There are some rules though.
You CANNOT use -
- Over the door hangers
- Any Adhesive device (like command strips)
- Guests may not hang, attach or otherwise display any flag, banner or sign from any part of the ship, including stateroom verandahs.
- Seasonal and/or celebratory light bulb strings or other hanging items are not permitted.
You CAN only use magnets to attach things to your doors.
Some guests also like to hang little gift holders over the metal ornament on the wall next to your stateroom door (called fish extenders as the metal decoration is usually a fish). They plan ahead with other guests to leave little items in the pockets during the cruise. As of right now Disney is not allowing these due to covid rules.
Who Would Bring These Things
Here are a few other things I never even really thought about but I guess people have brought them so they end up on the prohibited list -
You CANNOT bring -
- Ham Radios
- Metal Detectors (that is actually on the list twice)
- Pool Cues
- Ski Poles
- Power Tools
- Hookah Pipes.
- Remote controlled recreation devices - that includes drones
You can always check out - https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/faq/prohibited-items/list/ for the complete list. If cruising on another cruise line you can usually find the list of prohibited things under the FAQ section.
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