Mickey and Gang in front of Ship
  • On Nov 8, 2021
    Christopher from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! How far in advance of cruise line departures are guests being notified of their boarding time (5 days, 30 days, etc).? Also, will large groups all get the same boarding time, or can it be different for each stateroom? Thanks!

    Ahoy there, Christopher! Thanks for sailing on by planDisney to ask your Disney Cruise Line questions. 

    Once your Disney Cruise reservation is paid in full, you can begin the online check-in process, either on the Disney Cruise Line website or the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App. You can check in up until the day before you set sail.

    When you go through the check-in, you will need to fill out a series of questions. One of the pages will ask you to select a Port Arrival time. Each stateroom will complete their own online check-in. If you select a time slightly later, you might be able to plan for all your groups traveling together to get the same port arrival time as well. If it is necessary to have different port arrival times, you can do that as well. 

    When you arrive to the port and are finally in the cruise terminal, you will receive a boarding group for actually getting onto the Disney Cruise Ship. Since things are changing at a lightning pace, always be sure to check the “Know Before You Go” website for the most current information. 

    The Disney Cruise Line Navigator App will tell you everything you need to know once you are onboard. Here you can find daily schedules, dining room menus, and so much more! You can even favorite things, and the app will notify you about 15 minutes prior to your activity that it’s time to get there. On our cruise on the Disney Dream in August, I favorited all the various trivias that were happening each day. 

    I hope you have a wonderful February cruise with Captain Mickey! Please come back and see us here at planDisney with other cruise questions you might have before you set sail. 

    Bon Voyage,
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GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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