• On Jan 29, 2018
    Cynthia from ON 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.

    We are considering a 3 night Bahamas cruise from Port Canaveral in Jan. 2019. Can anyone please tell me what time you can start boarding? What time does the ship sail and also what time does it arrive back in port at the end of the cruise? Thanks

    Hi Cynthia!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so excited to hEAR that you're thinking about booking a Bahamian voyage with Captain Mickey next year! It's wonderful that you've already started the planning process because you receive the best rates and availability the earlier you book your cruise.

    Guests have the opportunity to choose their Port Arrival Time during their Online Check-in. Once the advance booking window opens, 75 days prior to setting sail for first-time cruisers and even sooner for those who've sailed previously, you'll be able to begin your Online Check-in! You will have a list of available Port Arrival Times, ranging from 11:00 AM to early afternoon, to choose from. Once you arrive during your designated Port Arrival Time, you'll be given a boarding number. As soon as your number is announced, you'll be on deck dancing during the Sail-Away Celebration before you know it! Then, the ship will set sail around 4:30 PM.

    It's never fun to think about the end of a Disney Cruise! The ship will arrive back at Port Canaveral early in the morning on your final day. If you would like to participate in the Express Walk-Off option, you will meet in the Lobby Atrium around 7:15 AM and be one of the first Guests to exit the ship once it has been cleared by local authorities. If you would like to participate in the general disembarkation, all Guests need to be off the vessel by 9:15 AM.

    Cynthia, if you have any more questions while you plan for your high-seas adventure next year, please sail back and visit us again!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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