Mickey and Minnie Mouse with The Wish
  • On Feb 18, 2024
    Miguel from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are backpacks considered carry-ons or personal bags when going on a cruise. Also are there specific sizes that our regular luggage, that we check in, is supposed to be?

    Hey Miguel, welcome aboard planDisney! Are you ready to set sail with Captain Mickey, Minnie, and the rest of their crew? There is so much to experience including meeting Disney Characters, rotation dining, deck parties, and my favorite, Disney Trivia in the lounges.

    We are very particular when we travel whether by land, air, or sea because there are important items we must keep with us. According to the Disney Cruise Line Cruise Contract, each Guest is allowed a "reasonable amount of clothing and personal effects, not to exceed two (2) bags per person." The bag sizes are similar to those you would check for an airline flight and will be tagged with the provided luggage tags and dropped off for porters to load onto the ship. Also, we are allowed our carry-on items like our backpacks when we embark on any ship in the Disney Cruise Line Fleet as long as the dimensions do not exceed 22 inches high, 14 inches wide, and 9 inches deep. Items to pack in your carry-on could be your medicine, travel documents, bathing suit, and any necessary electronic devices.

    Miguel, enjoy your voyage on the briny blue and please save some room in your luggage for souvenirs. There is always something enchanted to take home. Please feel free to write me back directly with any follow-up questions or for other Disney vacation planning tips.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories on the High Seas.
    ~Jason 
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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