• On Feb 10, 2020
    Jane from VA 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.

    We will be cruising with a party of 16 across 5 staterooms. The reservations are linked. When booking excursions for our entire party, which booking window will apply? The highest or the lowest? Thanks!

    Hi Jane!

    You are your merry crew of 16 are totally going to rule the high seas on your Disney cruise. This sounds like a major party at sea...now I want to come along, too! You're well on your way to having everything coordinated by linking all the reservations!

    The highest Castaway Club level for members in each stateroom actually dictates when Port Adventures can be booked by each stateroom. For example, if you are Gold level and your friends and family are Silver, then they will have to wait for their Advance Booking Window to open. Just because the reservations are linked does not mean that the Castaway Club priority extends across staterooms. Call 1(800) 449-3380 if you have specific Castaway Club questions and a Cast Member would be happy to help you!

    What might happen is this: when the later booking window opens, the same excursion might be available, but it may be at a different time than those who were able to book earlier. In that situation, if family and friends are unable to choose the same Port Adventure departure times, then contact Disney Cruise Line for assistance in coordinating on the date the last guests’ booking window opens.

    If the same Port Adventures cannot be booked, the best advice I can give you is to keep checking because guests make changes to their reservations all the time! Port Adventure reservations must be cancelled at least three days prior to your sailing, so that may actually be the best day for you to pick up a new reservation. 

    Cruise back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have more questions. Wishing you a magical voyage!
    Happy Sailing!


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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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