Family on deck; multigenerational; grandparents
  • On Jun 19, 2024
    Gabby from ND Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello we are going on a cruise August 26-sept 2 we wondering is there assigned boarding times?

    Hi Gabby,

    Thanks for sailing by planDisney with your question; we are glad to SEA you again! I am always so excited about boarding a Disney Cruise Line ship and being welcomed by the Crew. Make sure to have your camera out so you can video this special moment.

    Before we talk about your boarding time, let's chat about Online Check-In, which is when you will input your required travel documents and select a Port Arrival Time. Your Online Check-In date is determined by your Castaway Club membership level. If this is your first Disney cruise, your check-in begins 30 days before your sailing date. When your check-in window opens, you will find the Online Check-In link under the Already Booked tab on the website or by selecting Online Check-In on the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app

    Your actual boarding time is determined after you arrive at the port and complete the in-person check-in process and your travel documents are verified. Guests are then given a boarding group number after their check-in is complete. To board the ship, make sure to have your Port Arrival Form available. You can use a printed copy, the QR code on your Disney Cruise Line Navigator app or use your DisneyBand+ if you have one linked to your account. 

    Once you board the ship, I recommend heading to lunch at either the main dining room serving lunch or up to Cabanas. Take a moment to explore all the activities available on your cruise. You can select the heart icon next to the ones you don't want to miss and the app will remind you 15 minutes before the activity begins (make sure you have your notifications turned on).

    I hope this information helps you plan for your Alaskan adventure, Gabby! Please let us know if you have other questions; we love to assist our fellow Guests!

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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