• On Sep 10, 2018
    Saun from TN 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.

    My husband and I are cruising on the Magic to the Bahamas in 3 weeks. Can you board the ship at anytime that it is docked at port?

    Hello Shaun,

    Thanks for writing to us!  How exciting that your magical voyage is only a few weeks away.  On most sailings, the terminal opens at approximately 11 AM.  However, your family's actual boarding time depends on a number of factors.  First, I recommend arriving at the terminal at or slightly before your designated Port Arrival Time.  The Cast Member who checks you in at the terminal will then assign you a "Boarding Group."  Announcements will notify passengers when they can board based on this group number.  After an honorary "Family of the Day" is announced and welcomed on board, Platinum Castaway Club members and Concierge-level passengers will board in Boarding Group 1.  Following this, numbers will be called and when you hear yours, you are welcome to board.  You can board any time after your boarding group is called as well.

    Have a wonderful voyage!
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I am Tanya from FL, mom to two teen boys who keep me on the go. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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