• On Apr 17, 2018
    Sonia from ON 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.

    First time cruiser! Online checkin coming up soon. Was wondering what to expect. Anything I need to have in front of me? What should I prepare in advance? Any advice to make my check in as smooth and stress free as possible :). Thanks!

    Hi there, Sonia!

    Welcome back!!  I know you must be so excited that your Online Check-In date is almost here!  Before you know it, you will be at sea with Captain Mickey sailing away for a magical adventure at sea!
    First things, first – ensure that you have created a My Disney Cruise account and have the login and password handy.  Then, when the clock strikes Midnight (EST), you can begin your check-in!  You will be asked to provide the following information, so you will also want the following:

    Passport Information
    Pre and Post Cruise Travel Information (flights and hotel information)
    Credit Card for incidentals and gratuities

    During Online Check-In, you will have complete Youth Registration for any young cruisers traveling with you (12 and under) and finally, you will choose a Port Arrival Time before completing and submitting your Online Check-In!

    Now that your Online Check-In is complete, it's time for the REALLY FUN stuff – booking onboard activities and Port Adventures!  Visit the "Onboard Fun" section under "My Cruise Activities" and make reservations for activities onboard such as Character Breakfast or Character Greetings (if available for your sailing), adult-exclusive dining, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, and onshore excursions!  If the time you are hoping for is not available, check back at a later time or ask once onboard for availability!

    Please note, that not all of this needs to be completed at once.  You can start and revisit at a later time; just be sure it's completed at least three days prior to sailing!

    Happy Sailing!
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Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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