Family enjoying activities on board; popcorn
  • On May 14, 2024
    Ed 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.

    How do you get a boarding time? I heard it goes by when you pay your cruise off. Thank you

    Ahoy there, Ed. Thanks for sailing by planDisney!

    Guests for Disney Cruises will select their Port Arrival Time during the Online Check-in process, beginning 30 days before sailing. Please note that the earlier you complete check-in, the more Port Arrival Times will be available. The earliest Port Arrival Time for a Disney Cruise Line sailing is typically 11:00 a.m., subject to change. When selecting your Port Arrival Time, please know that Guests may not arrive before their scheduled Port Arrival Time. Per the cruise website, after port check-in on embarkation day: "Guests will then be called by Boarding Groups to embark the ship. Please note that Boarding Group times may vary from Port Arrival Times."

    Ed, before your cruise, be sure to download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App. It'll be the best place to find activities, your rotational dining location, and entertainment while onboard. And, if you're traveling in a group, the app has a convenient messaging function that can keep everyone in contact with each other. I also love the app's countdown that tells me exactly how many days until my next cruise!

    I hope this information helps, Ed! Please visit us again, if you have any more questions.

    Happy sailing,
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