• On Apr 17, 2017
    Jennifer from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Beach towel question, do you have to be going on a Disney sponsored excursion to get a towel at the ports or are they given out to anyone leaving the ship?

    Hi Jennifer!

    I'm so excited to welcome you back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It sounds like you are getting ready to begin packing for a voyage to exotic locations with Captain Mickey! One of the main reasons my family and I love to take Disney Cruises is because we're able to visit so many different ports of call during one vacation! It's really fun submersing ourselves in the cities and cultures from the moment we disembark the ship at each stop of our itinerary.

    You asked a great question about beach towels. In order to receive beach towels from onboard your Disney Cruise before disembarking the ship while at the different ports of call, you do need to have a splashtacular Port Adventure booked through Disney Cruise Line. If you are going on a Port Adventure through Disney Cruise Line involving water, there will be a Cast Member handing out towels at the meeting spot when you check in for your Port Adventure onboard the ship. Then you'll all walk off the ship with your towels in hand, as a group, to begin your excursion! If you are exploring the beaches of an island on your own, not part of an excursion booked through Disney Cruise Line, you will need to bring along your own towels from home.

    The exception to this is if your Disney Cruise is visiting Disney's private island, Castaway Cay! You won't need to be booked on a Port Adventure on Castaway Cay to receive towels! Once the ship is docked and you're able to disembark, there will be towels waiting for you and your family to grab as soon as you step onto the island!

    Jennifer, if you have any other amazing questions, please don't hesitate to visit us again!

    Bon Voyage,

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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