Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On May 16, 2015
    Linda from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Moms. booked back-to-back (03/12/16&03/19/16). Same stateroom. What can we expect on debarking 1st cruise & re-boarding for the second week? Has anyone done this? Thanks.

    Ahoy, Linda!

    You are one smart sailor! Booking the same stateroom back-to-back cruises is definitely the way to go! My husband and I did this last October on the Disney Magic, and it was wonderful!

    The first thing you should know is that you won't have to pack ANYTHING after your first cruise. You will simply leave all of your things unpacked in your stateroom while everyone else is scrambling to get packed up on that final night. (This alone is worth doing back-to-back!) You will receive a letter in your stateroom that evening about how to go about things in the morning.

    Most likely, you will meet a crew member at a designated spot (ours was the Walt Disney Theater) in the morning. They will give a brief talk about the process of going through customs, which is fast because you have no luggage. On our back-to-back, we were in San Juan, PR for the day, so we chose to leave the terminal and venture out to sightsee for a bit before returning to the Magic. If you are going to be in Port Canaveral, there really isn't anything close by to walk to, so you will probably get off of the ship and then wait for a short time in the concierge waiting area in the terminal before being allowed to re-board. 

    It is a very smooth process and you will be back onboard to enjoy a nearly empty pool before you know it! I hope to do another back-to-back soon.

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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