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  • On Feb 25, 2022
    Jeanne from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the earliest disembarkation time for the Disney Fantasy

    Ahoy there, Jeanne! Welcome aboard planDisney! It looks like your cruise is just a few months away, and based on your question, your plans are almost all set! 

    While thinking about the end of your Disney Cruise Line vacation on the Disney Fantasy is never a fun part of planning, it's a very important one! No matter how sad I get when the stateroom television starts playing the Disembarkation Presentation on loop, I guess there comes a time on every cruise where "now it's time to say goodbye..."

    Debarkation times are based on your dining time and will be available via the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app, and it's important to note that you won't need to join a virtual queue to debark the ship at the end of your vacation! If you choose to have the crew members transfer your luggage to the port for you to claim at customs after you disembark, remember that it won't be accessible once it leaves outside your stateroom, so be sure to keep any medicines or other essential items with you! 

    For the earliest disembarkation, you can choose to use the Express Walk-Off option! For my family, it always seems like the few nonstop flight options tend to be earlier than the suggested earliest departure time from Orlando International Airport of 11:25 a.m., so we're big fans of using Express Walk-Off when we don't have plans to visit Walt Disney World Resort at the end of our cruise! 

    Express Walk-Off allows Guests to debark the ship as early at 7:00 a.m., once the ship has been cleared by local authorities. This is a great way to be sure you can get to your next destination (whether that's the airport or somewhere else!) however, it's important to note if you do choose Express Walk-Off, you would need to take all your luggage with you and not leave it out for the crew to take it the night before. 

    While that can make for a crowded breakfast table, sometimes it's unavoidable, and it's the best way to get off the ship as early as possible. Oh, and remember that your Debarkation Day breakfast will be in the same main dining room you ate dinner in on the last night of your cruise! To be sure you're up-to-date on what you can expect, I suggest checking the latest updates to Debarkation Day protocol as well as all the Experience Updates as your vacation gets closer! 

    I hope that helps you "roll up the map" on your planning, Jeanne! Now you should be able to sit back, relax, and dream of the incredible adventure that awaits you and your crew! Thank you so much for your question, and if you sail into any other rough seas, you can always drop me another line here at planDisney! 

    Now, bring on that horizon! 

    Andrew

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Meet the Panelist: Andrew, Missouri

Anchors aweigh! I’m Andrew - but you can call me PLANdrew! I’m a Disney husband and dad who’s been sailing with Disney Cruise Line since I was 15 years old. My family and I have embarked on incredible itineraries around the world, making magical memories on each exciting adventure. So, if “the line where the sky meets the sea calls you," I’m here to be your guide! As Maui would say, “You’re Welcome!” Learn More About Andrew

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