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  • On Oct 29, 2023
    Quiara from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is it ever possible to get off the ship on dis-embarkment day at 6:30 instead of 7:30 for express checkout? We have a wedding that my boyfriend is in that we have to get back to Ohio to get to!

    Hi Quiara, 

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you so much for asking us a question!

    I really love the flexibility and convenience of using Disney Cruise Line's Express Walk-Off on disembarkation day. Even though I wish I could stay aboard the ship for a few more hours (okay, okay, DAYS), I really do appreciate being able to just walk off, clear customs and either get into the car that we have parked at the Port or other ground transportation and head straight to the airport or to our next destination.

    That said, I’m not sure whether you’ll be able to leave the ship before 7:30 AM, even if you’re using Express Walk Off. Guests are only allowed to leave the ship once it has cleared Customs and there’s no guarantee that it will happen earlier than that. Based on my experience, the earliest I’ve ever heard the “all clear to disembark” announcements at Port Canaveral has been a little bit before 7 AM. There have also been times when the ship has returned late to Port due to unforeseen circumstances, which would be really unfortunate if you’re trying to catch a flight before noon that very same day.  

    In short, I’d highly recommend that you make your plans based on a 7:30 AM disembarkation time, along with a “Plan B” in case the ship is a little late returning to Port. If possible, I’d highly recommend that you try to change your cruise dates to avoid ending your trip on a stressful or sad note if things don’t go exactly according to plan. 

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. We’re always happy to help!

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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