• On Mar 24, 2021
    Ryan from OR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a cruise planned for January 2022. Where can I find specifics about time of arrival and departure at port for the purpose of arranging transportation?

    Ahoy Ryan! 

    Getting ready for a Disney cruise? How awesome! We are giddy with glee to hEAR about your upcoming Disney Cruise Line vacation. You are on the ball in thinking about your transportation options to and from the port. Someone is getting organized! 

    Your arrival time will depend on how soon you have the reservation paid in full and get your online registration completed for your cruise. Disney Cruise Line will let you select a Port Arrival Time, and the earliest one available is typically 11:00 A.M. up until mid-afternoon. Generally speaking, the earlier your Port Arrival Time, the more likely you will be in one of the earliest boarding groups and will get onto the ship as part of the first Guests welcomed aboard. 

    Based on your travel dates, you could either be sailing on the Disney Dream from Port Canaveral or the Disney Magic out of Miami. So let me share with you the suggested arrival and departure times for both locations: 

    -If you are on the Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral, the latest time that Disney Cruise Line says your flight should arrive on Embarkation Day is 1:45 P.M. As far as on Disembarkation Day, 11:25 A.M. is the earliest suggested departure time from Port Canaveral to Orlando International Airport, so don’t book flights any earlier than that time. 

    -If your voyage is the 5-night  Bahamian Cruise from Miami on the Disney Magic, then the latest arrival time to Miami International Airport on Embarkation Day would be 1:45 P.M. For Debarkation Day, Captain Mickey says you should not schedule your departing flight from Miami any earlier than 11:30 A.M.

    You can confirm all this information using this link and selecting your port and which countries you will be visiting. You will also find information on booking ground transfers with Disney Cruise Line if that is your preference. 

    Guess what? You don’t need a boarding number to come back to planDisney with more planning questions about your cruise! We’d love to assist you as you chart a course for your adventure at sea with Captain Mickey!

    SEA ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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