• On Aug 18, 2019
    Nicolle from CO 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.

    Hello! We are going on our 2st disney cruise in November. I am hearing people say that in order to pick our excursions when our window opens up we have to have our passports entered in the website first? Is this really the case?

    Ahoy, Nicole! 

    Congratulations on your first cruise as a SILVER Castaway Club member! Now that you have one Disney Cruise Line voyage under your belt, you know what magical experiences await your crew in November. I'm sure you are counting the days until you're back onboard with your favorite Disney Characters

    It sounds like you'll be reserving your Onboard Activities and Port Adventures soon, Nicole! Once your Online Check-in is complete, you'll be ready to schedule everything you'd like to experience while on your vacation regardless of having your passport number and expiration date entered into the system. After entering your reservation number, you'll want to click on "My Plans" and then select "Add Activities" for each day (righthand side of your screen). A drop-down will appear with five options-Onboard Fun, Port Adventures, Dining, Nursery, Spa & Fitness. Select the one you want to explore, and sprinkle in some fun! I always like to have a few different Port Adventures picked out in case my top choice is fully booked, but I encourage you to check back if something seems to be sold out as many times Guests change their plans as the cruise gets closer. You can also swing by the Port Adventure Desk once onboard to check availability or ask for recommendations for other activities to enjoy ashore. 

    Nicole, I know I'm always very excited when my online booking window opens up because it means my sailing is just around the corner. Be sure to have everything handy when you are ready to complete the steps to get checked in, including your pre-and post-flight and hotel information along with the credit card you'd like to use for your onboard charges. This will make the process smooth and get you to the onboard booking window sooner. 

    If you have any other questions, please reach back out. We always love to help. 

    Have a magical day!


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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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