• On Apr 10, 2018
    Susan from IL 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 in October, and it has been a long time since my last cruise. sailing with family How can we ensure we board with other members of our group, since we will all be checking in at different times.

    Hi there, Susan!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am so glad to hear you are setting sail on another Disney Cruise Line vacation!  Depending on how long its been since your last sailing and which ship you’ll be on, you may see some wonderful updates onboard!  The Disney Magic just recently got some updates and renovations and the Disney Wonder is now home to a fun and exciting dining experience at Tiana’s Place!

    How fun to travel with family!!  Just think of all the special memories you will make together; be sure to check out the photo packages available for pre-purchase before your cruise sets sail to ensure those captured moments make it home with you at the end of your sailing.  With so many photo opportunities, you are certain to get some great shots!

    When your Online Check-In window opens, you will be able to choose your Port Arrival Time.  I suggest coordinating with all Guests to try to get the same Port Arrival Time.  Once you arrive at port for embarkation and check-in there, you will receive your boarding group number.  If everyone is not there at the same time, you can inquire about getting the same group number, or Guests can always board with a later group if you choose to wait for later arrivals!  But, I highly suggest coordinating Port Arrival Times because then you can check-in and register at the same time and they can likely assign the same boarding group for everyone if you let them know you are a group traveling together!

    Please come back with any additional questions you have as you continue preparing and planning for your fun family Disney Cruise Line adventure!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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