• On May 6, 2016
    Sherrie lynn from NC 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.

    Is it best to register online for cruise to board early or wait till you get to the terminal?

    Ahoy, Sherrie Lynn!
    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! There is so much to look forward to when you cast off for your magical voyage aboard Disney Cruise Line this summer! To be prepared for your cruise vacation, I recommend logging in to your cruise reservation to complete the online check-in at least three days prior to your June departure. Checking in online will allow you to select your port arrival time, which will coordinate with your boarding time. For example, if you choose a port arrival time from 12:30-1:00 p.m., but arrive at 11:00 a.m. your boarding number will be a little later than someone with an 11:00 a.m. port arrival time. Boarding is usually around 11:30 a.m., so you won't have to wait too long. Completing the online check-in will also make the check-in at the port a bit easier. You'll be able to complete the information electronically, print off your signature forms and add a credit card for onboard charging. 
    Another area you want to explore is "My Cruise Activities." This is the area where you'll book your Port Adventures and onboard experiences such as the spa services, adult-dining reservations and nursery hours for infants and toddlers. These can be booked online up to three days prior to departure.
    Thank you for stopping by with your cruise question, Sherrie Lynn! I hope you'll let us know if you think of anything else! Good luck with your plans!
    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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