Family Fun in the Water
  • On May 24, 2022
    Erica from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you embark at port that isn't the departure port?

    Welcome to planDisney Erica!

    When the party starts on a Disney Cruise, it starts for all passengers at the same port. All guests who plan to sail must board the ship at the designated port. Each guest must check in at the departure port following health and safety protocols and have required identification. 

    If the travel date planned no longer works for your travel party, perhaps changing cruises would be a solution. Take a peek at available cruises to see if there is a travel date that your entire crew can agree on! To change the dates of your voyage, call a friendly Disney Cruise Line agent who can assist in any changes. Depending on how far out you are from your current cruise and date changes, there may be additional costs incurred. 

    But, let's hope it is smooth sailing and everyone can board! First stops when you get on the ship include Cabanas for a lovely brunch buffet, a visit to the Senses Spa & Salon for a tour and making any desired appointments, and drop off your carry-on bags in your stateroom. Then it is time to put on your dancing shoes as you head up to the pool deck for a Sailing Away Deck Party! My kids usually have their swimsuits on before we can say "Bon Voyage" and they are off to take a dip in the pools. 

    Before leaving home for your cruise, please read through all the very important information in Know Before You Go. This pre-cruise checklist will detail the boarding procedures and needed Covid testing. The better prepared, the quicker you will be on your ship waving "HI" to Captain Mickey!

    I hope to SEA you sailing real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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