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  • On Sep 2, 2022
    Kathleen from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am interested in doing back to back cruises from San Diego in January. What is the process-do I have to move totally off and then back again or can I leave my belongings in the room?

    Ahoy there, Kathleen! Welcome aboard planDisney!

    Ah, back-to-back cruises! Whether it's engineering seven nights on the new Disney Wish, going up the Pacific Coast and straight on to Alaska, or going coast-to-coast on a Panama Canal itinerary and following it up with a Caribbean or Mexico cruise, you're talking some serious nautical mileage! 

    When it comes to the process for the time in between your first and second sailing, while you will have to disembark, if you plan things right, you may be able to have your luggage remain in place! 

    I recommend trying to book the exact same stateroom on both cruises as early as possible to minimize the possibility of you and your crew having to pack your entire first vacation up to move to another stateroom! The good news is even in the event this is not possible, this is a streamlined process for passengers.

    The night before the end of your first cruise, you will receive information in your stateroom about the process including what must be done with luggage and any special requirements that may be in effect for testing. The "Know Before You Go" information for Debarkation Day currently states that any unvaccinated Guests on back-to-back itineraries will have to perform a test between sailings paid for by Disney Cruise Line - so if you have any little cruisers who have yet to be vaccinated, keep that in mind. This is also subject to change, so keep an eye on that part of the site, too! 

    In any case, you'll be among the first guests to return to the ship and won't be nearly as sad as most of the rest of the Guests disembarking from your first sailing! 

    I hope that helps you plan for your upcoming cruises, Kathleen! Thank you so much for your question, and if you have any others as 2023 gets closer, please drop us another line here at planDisney! 

    Fair winds and following seas! 


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