• On Jul 15, 2019
    Mary from TX 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 will be taking the Merry Christmas cruise out of Galveston, Dec. 6,2019. We will take a shuttle from the Galveston Hilton. What is the earliest we can board?

    Hi there, Mary!

    Ahoy and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am so excited to hEAR you have a Disney Cruise Line vacation booked for later this year!  As a fellow Texan, I am always excited when Disney Cruise Line returns back to Galveston for some incredible voyages each year!

    Planning your vacation is always so much fun, but the real magic begins when you step onboard, so I understand your eagerness about getting that adventure started!  When you complete your Online Check-In (75-days ahead of voyage for first-time Guests), you will select a Port Arrival Time for check-in and registration.  Upon arriving at the port on embarkation day, you will receive a boarding group number.  After embarkation starts (typically around 11:30AM), you will wait until your boarding group number is called and then at that time you can board the beautiful Disney Wonder for your adventure to begin!  Unfortunately, you are not assigned your boarding group until you arrive at the port, so I cannot say exactly what time you will be able to get onboard since that is dependent upon your group number.

    You are going to have just the best time on your Very Merrytime adventure with Captain Mickey!  All Disney Cruise Line vacations are filled with fun and excitement, but the added holiday-themed activities and decorations make it that much more exciting and a WONDERful way to kick off the holiday season!

    As you continue planning and preparing for your vacation, please come back with any other questions you may have!  Wishing you a magical and memorable voyage!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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