Before and after dinner the characters are out for meet and greets. They are dressed in their pirate best! Little guy wanted to meet pirate Mickey, so I took him to the atrium for that. Less than a 10 minute wait despite the line being wrapped around the corner. It wasn't bad at all!
The Pirate Night Deck Party happens at 10pm at night. A lot of littles tend to miss out on this fantastic show because it occurs so late at night. We fully intended on being there. Actually, we were there. The little guy was in the nursery and our older son was gung-ho about it. We headed up to the top deck. TWO minutes before show time my son got sad and started crying that he was tired and his legs hurt. He begged us to go back to the room! I think all the excitement and running around, plus some sun earlier in the day really wore him out. So we missed the party, which I happen to love. Strike number 83,426 for me on this cruise, lol. If you've never been on a Disney cruise, I don't want to ruin the surprise. But it's a fantastic show well worth the late-night wait if you and/or your kids can make it!