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  • On Mar 24, 2024
    Sara from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi I’m wondering if I can bring a compact travel-sized beach umbrella for use on St Thomas and Portola? The beach access packages are sold out, so we’ll be fending for ourselves with kids and elderly family.

    Welcome back to planDisney Sara!  I like to get out of the sun while on the beach from time to time, so I understand your question.

    Personal beach umbrellas are prohibited from being brought onboard Disney Cruise Line.   I suggest calling or chatting with a Disney Cruise Line representative directly about the dimensions of your umbrella.  The Port Adventure that you wanted may become available because Guests change their minds.  You can also stop by the Port Adventures Desk on your ship to ask there.  

    If you decide to stay on the ship while in port, there are still onboard activities occurring.  There may not be as many people in the pool, either!  No matter what you decide, spending time with family will make for great memories.  You can pre-purchase a photography package to help capture those memories throughout your cruise. Photographers are available throughout the ship and the private island Disney Castaway Cay.   You will receive a pre-arrival discount if you book this with Disney Cruise Line at least three days before embarkation. To access more information about the photography packages, sign in to your account on the Disney Cruise Line website and select "Already Booked" and then "Photography". There are many options to choose from!

    If you have any other questions, Sara, do not hesitate to sail back to planDisney.

    Adventure is out there!

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Meet the Panelist: JoVonn, Georgia

Hi there! I am JoVonn from the Peach State of Georgia, and I love sailing the high seas aboard Disney Cruise Line.  Over the last ten years, I have enjoyed being a voyager along with my son and sister, making memories and having adventures.  I look forward to helping you plan your next vacation.   Learn More About JoVonn

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