• On Aug 16, 2017
    Michelle from NJ 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.

    our cruise isn't until October of 2018. When can I start booking activities? Is it as soon as I pay it off or is there a specific date?

    Welcome aboard, Michelle!

    Congratulations on booking what must be your very first cruise with Disney! Isn't it exciting to browse the Disney Cruise Line website and read about all of the magic you'll encounter onboard? I just can't wait for you to arrive at the port and walk onto the ship for the first time as the Cast members announce your family name and applaud your arrival! It's the most amazing way to begin what is sure to be a memorable and magical vacation, Michelle!

    Since you're a first time guest with Disney Cruise Line, you'll be able to begin booking all the fun extras like Port Adventures, Adult Exclusive Dining, certain specialty Character Greetings and more when your online check-in begins, 75 days prior to sailing. If you log into your reservation on Disney Cruise Line's website, you'll see the date listed there for online check-in to begin. Because guests who have cruised with Disney before can begin booking activities earlier, at 90 or more days prior to sailing, I highly recommend you write your check-in date on your calendar so you log in that day to begin. I wouldn't want you to miss out on any of your favorites!

    Until then, take some time to check out all of the exciting Port Adventures that are offered in each of the ports of call that you'll visit and select some must-do's. Then you'll be all ready to book once that date arrives.

    Have such fun planning, Michelle, and please feel free to stop back again if we can help with anything else before you set sail!

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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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