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  • On Mar 5, 2013
    Angie 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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    DCL Eastern Caribbean in May. Right now, we are using private transfers to the ship. How does luggage work for dismbarking the ship with private transfers? Do you still put luggage out the night before? Can you still check in for the airline on the ship

    Welcome back, Angie! I'm glad to see you back with another question!

    If you are using a private transfer from the ship to the airport, you will not be able to use the onboard airline check-in where Disney sends your bags directly to your home airport. I love being able to do this, as it is so nice not to have to worry about toting around the luggage.

    However, as all guests do, you will still need to put your luggage out in the hall for pick-up the night before. Once you arrive back at Port Canaveral, you'll disembark and head to the big luggage area in the terminal to pick up your own bags, proceed through customs and head out with your private transfer.

    You mentioned that you are using private transfers to the ship. If you aren't set on how to return, I'd highly suggest booking Disney Cruise Line's ground transportation. It costs $35 per person each way, so going only one way to the airport won't cost too much. You would then be eligible for the onboard airline check-in and be able to send your bags off with Disney. It makes for a very smooth, stress-free ending to a magical cruise, since Disney takes care of all the details. If you'd like to add this ground transportation, simply call Disney Cruise Line, or your travel agent, and have that added to your reservation.

    With only two months until you set sail, I bet you're coming up with more and more questions, Angie! I'm happy to help if you have any others you'd like to run by me before you head off on the high seas with Mickey and friends!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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