• On Apr 5, 2018
    Katy from TX 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.

    My family and I are considering the Very Merrytime Cruise this year. If we book one of the rooms that allow us to "check-in" 75 days before departure, will we not be able to get all the meals, character experiences that we want?

    Ahoy, Katy!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so excited to hear that you're thinking about booking the most festive voyage on the high seas: a Very Merrytime Cruise! Celebrating the holiday season with Captain Mickey and his friends is so much fun! Each Disney Cruise ship is decorated so beautifully, you and your family will be sure to get into the holiday spirit!

    Even though first-time cruisers aren't able to complete their Online Check-in until their advance booking window opens 75 days prior to setting sail, they still will have TONS of onboard activities and exciting Port Adventures to look forward to booking. In my opinion, you will still be able to book a wide selection of onboard activities, Character Greetings and Port Adventures at 75 days prior to your voyage. You can look forward to incredible dinners every night in the Main Dining restaurants included in your cruise fare, as well! Eating onboard a Disney Cruise is one of my favorite activities!

    There is a chance that the most popular onboard activities (such as Royal Court Royal Tea) will be sold out when your advance booking window opens, but don't lose hope if that's the case! Guests' plans often change, resulting in reservations becoming available. I recommend checking back to the Disney Cruise Line website in the weeks prior to setting sail for any openings. Once onboard, you can also head to the Guest Services Desk to ask if there is more availability or a waitlist you can add your family's name to.

    Katy, there is so much included when you book a Disney Cruise! I can't wait for you to book your upcoming Very Merrytime adventure at sea! If you have any future questions, please come back and visit us again.

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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