Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Feb 24, 2013
    Anne 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.

    Hi Moms! When doing a shore excursion how do you get to and from the ship to the activity? Do you book these prior to the cruise or once on board? We are hoping to go on the cruise line to the Bahamas. Thank you!

    Welcome aboard, Anne! One of the great things about booking Disney Cruise Line's Port Adventures is that Disney takes care of all of the details.

    Most of the Port Adventures will have a meeting point either on the ship itself or just off the ship at the port area. There you meet with your guide and they lead you off to your included transportation, whether it be boat or bus or by foot, to get to your adventure. You will be with the group the entire time, and once the adventure is over, your guide will return you to the port area where you can do a bit of shopping or walk right back onto the ship. 

    It simply couldn't be easier. Some guests consider booking adventures on their own in the ports. While that can be fun and at times allow you to save a few dollars, I'd always recommend booking through Disney. Disney Cruise Line has spent quite a bit of time and effort making sure their adventures are safe, reliable and most importantly exciting! If the adventure is running late, you are sure that you will not be left behind, as they notify the ship. Non-Disney adventures will not do this, so you could run into some serious trouble if you aren't back in time with those groups.

    I recommend booking your adventures once your 75-day booking window opens prior to your sailing, for first time cruisers. Some excursions fill up, so you will want to ensure you get the ones you are hoping for by booking as early as possible. On the ship, if there is still space on an adventure, you are welcome to add that to your itinerary as well, but your best bet is to pre-book before you sail.

    I hope you enjoy planning for your cruise, Anne, as I find it to be so much fun in itself, before we even set foot on the ships! Please let me know how else I can help you! 
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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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