• On Jul 28, 2019
    Mark from KY 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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    How late can you board the ship on the first day

    Hi there, Mark!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  It appEARs that you may have a Disney Cruise Line vacation on your calendar, which is so very exciting!  If you haven’t yet, I recommend downloading the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app now so that you can explore all the fun that awaits you onboard!

    For obvious reasons, embarkation day is such a fun and exciting day! You’ve been waiting and planning for this vacation for so long that once it finally arrives, you simply cannot wait for it to officially begin! From the moment you step onboard, the magic and memories begin, and don't end until that final “See Ya Real Soon!” on that last morning!  Since I am not quite certain which voyage you are embarking on, I cannot give you the exact time that you must be onboard, but you probably want to plan to arrive at the embarkation port at least one hour prior to the “All Aboard” time on that first day.  If you are in the process of scheduling airline reservations, I would recommend reviewing Disney Cruise Line’s guidelines for arrival and departure information and plan your flights and ground transportation accordingly.  You can also contact Disney Cruise Line at (800) 951-3532 or via the chat feature online to inquire about the time you need to be onboard for your specific voyage.  

    Make sure you explore the excursions available for the ports of call that you are visiting and plan your adventures before setting sail.  It’s always a great idea to book directly with the Port Adventures team because they take care of everything for you…all you need to do is show up ready to enjoy!

    Wishing you a magical and memorable adventure at sea!

    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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