Mom And Daughter Hammock
  • On Mar 3, 2010
    Jody from MD 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.

    Hi. We are flying in on the day we set sail (Dec. 2, 2010). What time do we need to arrive at Port Canaveral? I'm not sure what time to book our flight for and how long it takes to get there from the airport? Thank you for all you help.

    Hi Jody,

    Great question!  Your cruise documentation will state that that check-in registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and that guests will start boarding at 1:00 p.m.  Personally, I like to get there early!  The ship is boarded based on your arrival time to port, as you are assigned a boarding number upon arrival and are permitted on the ship when your group number is called.  The earlier arrive, the lower number you receive.  I will also mention that Disney makes every attempt to start the boarding process earlier than 1:00 p.m.

    Now after having a few close calls with weather and flight delays of my own, I recommend that you consider flying in the evening before.  We typically fly in the evening prior and book ourselves a room at airport hotel, I've been pretty lucky finding great deals on travel sites such as Hotwire.  You can still utilize the airport-to-port transfers the next morning, and you'll sleep well knowing you'll make it to the ship on time!

    The travel time from Orlando International Airport to the terminal is approximately 60 minutes.

    Hope this helps!

thumbnail image for Karen

Meet the Panelist: Karen, New Hampshire

Ahoy matey!  My name is Karen and if there is such a person as the all-American Disney Mom, I'm it. I am a proud card-carrying member of Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Club and I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Karen

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 sign 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.