Mom And Daughter Laughing together on Hammock at beach
  • On Mar 5, 2011
    Wendy from NH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Howdy! We are going on the 3day cruise in APR w/ our girls and my parents. Woo-hoo! Do we need to have everyone present at the terminal in order to check in for the cruise? The girls would like a little extra pool time before the sit at the port.

    Hi, Wendy!

    Congratulations on your upcoming cruise aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship. Woo-hoo is right -- you definitely have reason to get excited and celebrate!

    Checking in at the port terminal is very much like checking in at the airport (except much more fun).  Therefore, you will need everyone in your traveling party and all your luggage present when you're ready to check in -- even if you've already completed online check in.  I highly recommend staying together and getting there when the port terminal opens around 10:30 a.m. The first ones to get to the terminal are of the first ones on board, and being on board the ship is going to trump any extra time spent by the pool.  I hope that helps you.

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

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