Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Jun 5, 2014
    Vanessa from MN 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.

    We are a family of 4 (boys aged 7&9) and will be going on the Carribean cruise in July this year. Are there things to do independently once your port activity is finished or do you get back onto the ship?

    Welcome Aboard, Vanessa!
    Your sail date is coming up soon - you must be getting so excited! Your Caribbean itinerary is full of incredible port visits with lots to see and do. I'm sure you've chosen some fun Port Adventures for you and your family to enjoy!

    If your Port Adventure return times allow you some free time to explore the ports of call on your own, you certainly have the freedom to do so! Costa Maya, in particular, has a lovely pavilion with shops, restaurants and even a couple of salt water pools to enjoy. That being said, if you choose to hang out in port, make sure to keep an eye on the clock - you don't want to be late for departure! Disney ships typically dock mid-day in Costa Maya, and departure is usually around 5:30. On our cruise last year, we saw quite a few guests running to make it to the ship before it pulled away from the port!

    My advice is to visit the Port Adventures desk on Deck 5 once you're onboard, and speak with them about the particular ports you'll visit. They can tell you the best places to shop or grab a quick bite if you have some free time! Remember to play it safe if you venture out on your own - leaving valuables on the ship and staying aware of your surroundings, just as you would in your normal daily activities.

    Time to start counting down the days until you sail away with Captain Mickey! Please let us know if you have any more questions before your cruise - we're happy to help.

    Have a wonderful day! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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