Mom And Daughter Hammock
  • On Aug 12, 2013
    Anthony 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: When arriving at the Cruise Terminal by car, what is the process… do you drop off your luggage then park, or do you park first? Also, I’ve read about suggested onboard gratuities etc., but what about baggage handling upon arrival and departure at

    Ahoy Anthony!
    Welcome to the Moms Panel!  I love that you are thinking ahead so your land to sea transition will be smooth and seamless!  When you arrive by car, you will be able to drop off your luggage and family curbside before heading to the parking deck or lot.  The porters will be waiting there for you so they can make sure your bags are tagged with your Disney Cruise Line luggage tags (these will be sent to you in the mail about a month before your sailing) and send them on their way to your stateroom.  After you arrive back at the cruise terminal, porters will be there to assist you with your luggage all the way through U.S. Customs and to your car.  I always have cash on hand to tip these porters for making the beginning and ending of our trip a hassle-free experience.
    I hope my answer is helpful, Anthony!  Please write back as you think of more questions about your upcoming Disney Cruise vacation!
    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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