Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Jan 13, 2015
    Adrenne from NE 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.

    Can we book excursions prior to our sail date? If so, how?

    Ahoy, Adrenne - 

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with a question. Sounds like you are already planning a most magical cruise onboard one of Captain Mickey's spectacular ships. There are awesome Port Adventures to choose from at each port of call that you'll visit. You'll definitely want to review each location's available excursions ahead of time. I highly suggest that you book your port adventures as early as possible. There are limited participants in each port adventure and Disney Cruise Line is pretty strict about keeping the groups small, to allow for an excellent experience for guests and families. 

    If you are a first time cruiser, you can book your port adventures 75 days prior to your sail date. If you have sailed in the past, you can book a little earlier. Silver Castaways (1-4 sailings) can book at 90 days prior to sail date; Gold Castaways (5+ sailings) can book at 105 days prior to sail date; and Platinum Castaways (10+ sailings) and Concierge guests can book at 120 days prior to sailing.

    You can log into My Online Check-in with your cruise reservation number to access the reservation system. Once your booking window opens, you'll have the options of available port adventures to book (it might be gray-ed out if is too early to make your reservation).  If you would like to read about all the available port adventures at different ports, then you can check out this Port Adventures link. You can pick and choose the activities that your family might want to do during your voyage. Just change the destination on the right panel and all the offered activities can be viewed. 

    Happy planning, Adrenne!
    ~ Dolly
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Meet the Panelist: Dolly, California

I'm a full-time working mom anchored by an active family who shares the passion for travel, food and music! Our 2 teens have grown up sailing on the Disney Cruise Line and sharing the magic with other working families brings us so much pride and Pixie Dust! Learn More About Dolly

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