• On Aug 29, 2019
    Jennifer from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    How close to embarking can you buy a cabin on a cruise

    Ahoy, Jennifer!

    We are so happy you cruised by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question! It sounds like you must be thinking of booking a last-minute cruise. I love the idea of being spontaneous and having a VERY short countdown to a magical voyage with Disney Cruise Line

    Jennifer, if there is availability on the ship you're interested in, you can reserve a stateroom up to one day before departure. Once a sailing is within three days, all bookings must be made with a reservation agent by calling (800) 951-3532. I think it is important to know that although Disney Cruise Line strongly recommends a valid passport when sailing on a closed-loop cruise (departing and returning to the same US port), a government-issued photo ID and a state-issued birth certificate are acceptable. I highly recommend reading over the Passports, Visas, and Citizenship Documentation, so you are fully prepared for check-in at your departure port. 

    Once you are booked on a sailing, you'll want to download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App before you leave. Everything you will need to know will be accessible from the app on your mobile device. It's free and can be used while on the DCL Guest Wi-Fi. New features to use before you cruise include online check-in, booking onboard activities, making special requests, and much more! You'll also love the countdown feature, especially if you do decide to book last-minute! 

    Thank you for coming by to "sea" us, Jennifer! I hope you'll be sailing into the sunset aboard Disney Cruise Line real soon!


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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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