• On Oct 7, 2017
    Kimberlyn from MD 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.

    When doing the online check-in for the cruise I wasn't allowed to choose my port arrival time. There was a blurb that said because my travel is thru Disney I didn't have to pick a time. So what time will I get to arrive?

    Ahoy, Kimberlyn!

    Welcome back aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your very special Very Merrytime Cruise is getting close! Your cruise vacation always feels more like a reality when Online Check-in is complete, so I know you are wishing the next two months will fly on by!

    Kimberlyn, it sounds like you'll be taking advantage of Disney Cruise Line's ground transportation before and after your sailing. This is a great decision because it will allow you to sit back and relax while Disney Cruise Line takes care of all the details. Guests, who utilize this service, do not have to select a port arrival time because you'll be able to check-in when your motor coach drops you at the terminal. If you are arriving at the Miami International Airport on the day of your sailing, you can expect about a 30-minute drive to the Port of Miami once it departs the airport. The motor coach buses will run continuously beginning in the mid-morning. If you are staying at one of the hotels that partner with Disney Cruise Line, you can expect about a 20 to 30-minute ride to the port. When my family cruised out of Miami a few years ago, we received a letter at our hotel at check-in with a specific pick-up time for the following morning. We met the motor coach outside our hotel, and we were at the port in about 20 minutes. We arrived around 10:30 a.m., but this can vary depending on your hotel. 

    I hope my answer gives you a better idea of what to expect, Kimberlyn. You've made a wonderful choice to use Disney Cruise Line ground transportation because it will be smooth sailing to begin your vacation with Captain Mickey. Please let us know if you think of any other questions. 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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