• On Jan 3, 2019
    Joseph from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What is the earliest time you can board the Disney Cruise ship? We are departing from Miami for a 5 night cruise on the Disney Magic. It would be a huge help to know what time we can get there! Thanks!

    Ahoy Joseph and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    If you are like me, you are counting down the days and hours until your Disney Cruise.  When every hour is one more you have to wait for the MAGIC to start, making sure you know what time to arrive is imperative.  You don't want to be late for the ball!  Thankfully, no need to turn into a pumpkin with the Disney Parks Moms Panel on your side.

    Have you downloaded the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App?  It has a great countdown you can use to mark off the days before you set sail.  Once onboard the Disney Magic it comes alive!  You can access all your plans, entertainment times, locations for onboard activities, menus and even use the chat feature with others on the ship who access the app.  It is a great tool if you are traveling with a large group or tweens and teens to keep in touch while onboard.  I use it to find my husband often!

    The clock is still ticking...let's get back to your question before the party ends!  When leaving from the Port of Miami, Disney Cruise Line Cast Members are available and ready to check you in between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM.  If you are a Concierge guest, you can arrive at port anytime within this window to check in and board the ship once it is ready for guests.  Non-Concierge guests should chose a Port Arrival Time when completing your My Online Check-In process and you can use that as your guideline for when to arrive at port.  Call the carriage and get going!

    Enjoy your MAGICal Disney cruise and when the clock strikes midnight on your vacation, start counting down the time until your next!  Angie

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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

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