• On Jan 24, 2017
    Kimberly from GA 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 we are driving from GA for our cruise on the Disney Dream! We are first time cruisers & wanted to ask when it comes to checked luggage, will we have that option so we don't have to carry around a lot of bags waiting on the room to be ready?

    Welcome aboard, Kimberly! Congratulations on your very first cruise with Disney! It is so exciting to set sail with Disney Cruise Line every single time, but the first cruise is the most magical, as everything will be brand new for you, and there are so many surprises in store!

    You can absolutely check your luggage when you arrive at Port Canaveral. There is an area, clearly marked with signs, where you can pull your car up to the curb and porters are there to check your bags. If you're parking at Port Canaveral, you can then continue to the parking area and then walk back to the terminal with just your carry-on bags. We've used this outside luggage check a few times, and it's super easy. Be sure to keep a few singles with you to tip the porters who take your bags, as that is customary. Put your DCL luggage tags on the bags before you leave them, however, if you forget to bring them with you, the porters there have extra blank tags (I know from experience, whoops!) on which you can handwrite your name and stateroom number, and they WILL make it to your stateroom!

    Checked luggage will arrive at your stateroom later that afternoon, so be sure to keep any must-have items with you in your carry-on bags. Then, head straight to lunch when you board the ship and enjoy a relaxing meal without having to haul around your big bags! Enjoy the rest of your cruise planning and have the most magical vacation ever, Kimberly!
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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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