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  • On Oct 13, 2022
    Emmanuel from NSW Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My cruise if from Sydney to Hobart with one port day in Hobart. Do I have to leave the ship on a port day? If I choose to stay on, will there be entertainment provided throughout that day? Will dining options still be open throughout that day?

    Ahoy there, Emmanuel! Welcome, friend, and thank you for cruising by with your question.

    Disney Cruise Line travels to many destinations, and they've always got some great port adventures lined up for the ports your voyage takes you to. If you decide, however, that you don't want to get off the ship when it's in port, you don't have to at all. And for a lot of people, it's a great day to be onboard your Disney Cruise Line ship

    While you may notice that things are not quite as hustling and bustling, there will still be plenty to do onboard while your ship is in port. There will still be activities at the Youth Clubs, so if you're traveling with children, they can still go and play and have fun while you enjoy some of your own quiet time. It's a great time to catch a movie in the theater or grab a lounge chair on deck and read a book. The salon and spa will also be open, and it's a great time to look for special deals on services, and you can always head to the fitness center for a workout. 

    You will have dining options, as the buffet, the on-deck locations, and usually one of the table service restaurants will be open, and you'll find as the day goes on, there may be some afternoon activities like beverage tastings or trivia games. We've also seen ice carving demonstrations, some ship tours, and some poolside fun on port days.

    Emmanuel, I hope you have an absolutely amazing trip! Port days are a great time to really explore and enjoy your beautiful ship.
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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