• On Mar 30, 2019
    Santos from WA 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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    What is the latest we should get to the port on embarkation day? Sailing out of Port Canaveral on Fantasy We will be staying at a Disney Worlds Port Orleans French Quarter and are debating on doing a 1/2 day at the park before we head to the cruise port.

    Hi there, Santos!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am so excited to hEAR you have a Disney Cruise Line vacation awaiting you later this summer!  My boys keep asking when we can sail on the Disney Fantasy again because they love “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” so much!

    For your specific voyage, the “All Aboard” time for embarkation day is 3:45pm, but I would recommend being at Port Canaveral by 2 or 2:30PM at the latest.  Port Canaveral is approximately a one-hour drive from Orlando, so also keep that in mind when making plans for embarkation day.  While I certainly love visiting the theme parks, my honest recommendation would be to take the morning off from the theme parks and prepare for your time at sea!  The last thing you want to do is be rushed and feel like you’ve forgotten something or feel panicked to get to the Cruise Terminal for your week at sea.  Plus, once you set foot onboard the Disney Fantasy, the entertainment and activities start!  There are ship tours, Open House hours in the Youth Clubs, Senses Spa Open House and swimming to be done!  Not to mention, if you put your swimming suits in your carry-on luggage you can take your first ride down the AquaDuck!

    If you have booked ground transfers through Disney Cruise Line to take you to Port Canaveral, you will receive information the night before at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel with the time that they need you to meet for your transfer.  If you are arranging private transfers, I recommend booking with a company that offers set rates to and from Port Canaveral.

    Wishing you a FANTAStic adventure at sea!

    Happy Sailing!
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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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