Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Jun 10, 2013
    Reuben Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Cruising on the Disney Dream on 6/16/12. Checked in late and were assigned 2:30 PM arrival at the terminal. I'm wondering if we can arrive earlier than scheduled to try to board early. Really want to experience as much of the ship as early as possible.

    Ahoy Reuben!
    I know you are ready to board the spectacular Disney Dream so you can experience all this beautiful vessel has to offer.  Disney Cruise Line does stagger port arrival times so the lines in the cruise terminal are manageable.  Like you, I always want to get to the port as soon as possible so my vacation can get underway.  With a 2:30 arrival time, you may be able to check-in early, but your boarding number will reflect your later arrival time. Your boarding number is given to you when you check-in at the port, and those Guests will earlier arrival times will board first.  My suggestion is to arrive at the port around 12:45-1:00 PM so that boarding is already underway and you may not have to wait as long. 
    I hope this helps, Reuben!  If you think of any other last minute questions, please let me know!
    Have a magical day and bon voyage!
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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