• On Feb 18, 2016
    Kevin from OK 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.

    I have never been on a cruise before, I have therefore selected Disney cruise lines to be my first cruise. What can I expect when I arrive at the port of cape Canaveral? I will also be traveling solo.

    Ahoy Kevin –

    First of all, please let me welcome you to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Next, I just want to jump with excitement to hear about your first cruise, and it is a DISNEY CRUISE! You are about to experience a wonderful vacation that not only has luxurious accommodations, but also first class service that is the Disney difference. And do not worry about traveling solo – there are plenty of other solo cruisers onboard and you will have to the chance to relax alone or mingle with the others during events and mixers planned by Disney Cruise Line. If you are arriving to the port via Disney Cruise Line Transfer from the airport or your Disney resort hotel, you will watch an informative video on your bus ride to the cruise terminal. There are many ways to arrive to the port, and guests that are driving their own car or a rental will find parking adjacent to the cruise terminal. Transports via bus and shuttle will drop you off right in front of the terminal.  If you did not stay in a Disney resort hotel or the Hyatt Regency in the Airport, then you will be responsible for your luggage once you arrive at the terminal. Helpful porters will take your check-in luggage with curbside service. Once you enter, there is a short security check point where your carry-on luggage will be scanned and then you will go upstairs to the grand terminal.  Uniformed cast members will guide you to your check-in line where you will be photographed, receive your Key to the World card which will be used to enter your stateroom and charge onboard, and receive your boarding pass.  While you wait to board, you can meet Captain Mickey and the Gang and explore the beautiful terminal. Once your Boarding Group is called, you will pass through the Mickey Ears on the door and be on your way to a fabulous cruise. Kevin, I know you will enjoy your first cruise ever and please come to see us here again if you have more questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, Texas

Are you feeling stressed and need to unwind?  If you are looking for a way to reconnect with your family and relax, then I have a prescription to get you back on track! I am a family practice doctor, a wife, and a mother of two and I have found that Disney Cruise Line gives me the way to do all of those things. I love to experience the joy of every Disney vacation, and sharing the Disney fun with my friends makes the experience complete.


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