Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Feb 24, 2011
    Brenda 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.

    Going on our first cruise to the Western Caribbean. How can I get info about how long we are at each port ahead of time? If we decide to book our own tours, we need to know when the boat departs. Also, I assume you can get on/off the boat at your leisure.

    Hi, Brenda!

    Congratulations on your upcoming cruise aboard the Disney Magic to the Western Caribbean -- it's such the perfect balance of exotic ports of call and time on board to explore the ship!

    If you look under the Cruises & Destinations tab under the home page, scroll down to Caribbean and then click on Caribbean Cruises from there. You'll choose your cruise and then click on the Itineraries tab to see the list of approximate times when guests can go ashore and when guests should be back on board at each port of call. That should help you plan your tours or when you'd simply like to explore on your own. Of course, remember to keep your Key to the World Card and your passport with you at all times.

    I personally recommend booking a Port Adventure through Disney Cruise Line (DCL) so that you don't have to worry about when or even if you get back in time. Since DCL has a relationship with the tour providers they endorse, they make sure you are back in time or make arrangements for you to meet the ship at the next port of call without charging you extra. To me, peace of mind is worth any dime you save booking it yourself. I hope that helps!

    Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

thumbnail image for Andi

Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

Anchors aweigh! Time to set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, and I'm just the mom to help you navigate the waters of planning. From stem to stern to ports of call, I'll show you the ropes of pixie-dusted vessels filled with magic and adventure. Learn More About Andi

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.