• On Aug 16, 2017
    Lindsay from NC 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.

    What happens after the Cruise is paid in full? Does DCL mail out some sort of information packet? If so, what's in it? When does it get sent out? Thanks! Just doing some research!

    Welcome aboard, Lindsay! Did you just pay off your cruise with Disney? If so, or you're close to it, congratulations! I love the feeling of having my cruise completely paid for. Since so much is included in the cost of your sailing, you can rest assured that your budget is in tact when you arrive at the ship. Just plan for any fun extras like souvenirs and of course Disney's fabulous Port Adventures, so you're all ready!

    Speaking of Port Adventures, you'll be able to book those when your online check-in window opens. Log into your cruise reservation on Disney Cruise Line's website and you can check out when your online check-in begins, 75 days prior to sailing for first time cruisers, and 90 or more days prior for those who have sailed with Disney before. You'll want to mark that date on your calendar because not only will you be able to fill out your check-in forms there, but you'll get to book all kinds of special extras like Port Adventures, special Character Greetings, character dining on longer sailings, and more! Some of the most popular activities book up quickly, so log in as soon as you're able!

    You won't receive a cruise document packet in the mail until a couple weeks before you set sail. This will include luggage tags and more cruise information, so keep an eye out for that then. Before you know it, it'll be time to head to the port to set sail with Captain Mickey and his crew, Lindsay! I am super excited for you!

    Have fun planning and please stop back with more questions before you set sail! We're happy to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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