Off board excursions
  • On May 15, 2022
    Nishma 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.

    If we booked two different state rooms but are linked as a family and it will be one families first time on the cruise will it be possible to book a port adventure together even though their booking window is later?

    Ahoy there, Nishma! Welcome aboard planDisney!

    Planning on showing some first-time cruisers the ropes when it comes to everything that's included in a Disney Cruise Line vacation, huh? Now that's what I call a planDrew-approved way of introducing people to the best vacation around! Soon they'll be racking up the cruises trying to catch-up to your Castaway Club status! 

    Speaking of status, when it comes to booking windows for Port Adventures and onboard activities, each stateroom's window opens based on the highest status in the room. So, if for example, one stateroom is filled with all Silver Castaway Club members and one Gold member and another stateroom is all first-timers, only the stateroom with the Gold member would be able to book 105 days before sailing. In this situation, the best way to book a Port Adventure together would be to wait until the first timers' booking window opens at 75 days prior to sailing, and find a Port Adventure that is available for all the members of your party!

    Now, Port Adventures do tend to fill up, so this may mean your preferred adventure may be fully reserved, but if you're open to a bit of "stateroom imagineering," I have a planDrew-approved tip that may just increase your chances!

    If you arrange the staterooms so there is at least one Guest with higher Castaway Club status, that would allow you to have both staterooms on the same booking window opening! I see you mentioned you were linked as a family, so if you're all willing to shuffle your rooming arrangements, this could be the best way to have a chance at booking activities, Port Adventures, and even Adult-Exclusive Dining together on your itinerary! 

    Well, Nishma, that's the bottom of my bag of tips and tricks, so I hope that helps you set a new course for adventure this August! Thank you so much for your question, and if you have any others as you continue planning, please sail my way again here at planDisney! 

    Until then, I'll SEA ya real soon! 

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Meet the Panelist: Andrew, Missouri

Anchors aweigh! I’m Andrew - but you can call me PLANdrew! I’m a Disney husband and dad who’s been sailing with Disney Cruise Line since I was 15 years old. My family and I have embarked on incredible itineraries around the world, making magical memories on each exciting adventure. So, if “the line where the sky meets the sea calls you," I’m here to be your guide! As Maui would say, “You’re Welcome!” Learn More About Andrew

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