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  • On Feb 24, 2024
    Jan from PA 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 my check in time says 2pm, what happens if we try to get there a bit earlier? Hotel check out is 11am.

    Ahoy there, Jan! 

    Your Disney Cruise is right around the corner, and I'm thrilled you dropped by planDisney to chat about your Port Arrival Time. This specific time signals when your crew should make their grand entrance at the terminal.

    While the excitement of diving into vacation mode as soon as possible is tempting, resist the urge to arrive early. If you arrive ahead of schedule, you'll be asked to wait for your designated time before entering the cruise terminal. Patience is the magic wand that ensures a smooth start to your voyage.

    Now, Jan, if you've opted for Disney Transportation, there’s no need to fret over your Port Arrival Time. Once you're dropped off, you can waltz right into the terminal without a second thought. On the other hand, if you're driving like I do, leaving a comfortable cushion of 20 to 30 minutes for luggage drop-off and parking works like a charm. By the time we reach the terminal, it magically aligns with our check-in time. 

    Before boarding, Disney Cruise Line representatives will check your Port Arrival Form and citizenship documents before guiding you through security and onto the ship. As you step aboard, be sure to have your camera ready to capture the magical welcome by the cheering crew members. You'll undoubtedly want to capture and cherish this moment for years to come! I hope every part of your vacation is magical from start to finish. Thanks for stopping by!

    SEAS the adventure!
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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