Dream; full boat; sailing in water
  • On Aug 2, 2023
    Deanna from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family has a Disney cruise planned in November. We know the day that we can start adding activities to our vacation but we’re wondering if Disney sets a certain time for that day when it becomes available. Can you please let me know? Thanks.

    Welcome to planDisney, DeAnna! 

    Very Merrytime cruises are my favorite! I’m already counting down the days until I can put up my tree, although it seems tiny compared to the three-deck-tall one on the ship! The Disney Parks Blog recently shared some new holiday delights you might want to check out. With your booking window quickly approaching, let’s get down to business.  

    You can reserve Port Adventures, beverage tastings, adult-exclusive dining, nursery time, and spa services once your booking window opens at midnight Eastern Time. You probably only see text under “My Plans” right now, but everything will change once your booking window opens. 

    I hope you’re able to reserve everything your heart desires, DeAnna! If you find that an activity or Port Adventure is sold out, don’t fret! Guests often change their plans. I recommend checking the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app or the website for cancellations. Sometimes persistence pays off! 

    As your sailing draws near, the last thing you’ll do is check in online, which also opens at midnight Eastern Time. Gather up everyone’s citizenship documentation and take a picture. You’ll also need an individual color photo of each Guest taken against a neutral background. I like to keep all the images in a folder on my computer to make them easier to find. Once online check-in is complete, tuck your citizenship documents and port arrival form in your carry-on luggage because you’ll have to show them again at the terminal. 

    I hope you find this information helpful! Warmest wishes for a magical vacation at sea. If there is anything else we can help you with, just ask.

    SEAS the adventure!
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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