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  • On Mar 17, 2024
    Edmychael from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How long does it take disembark when arriving back at the port, as I want to know what time to get my flight? Also when do I choose my port arrival time? Thank you

    Ahoy thereEdmychael! I am happy that you sailed by planDisney with your question.

    I'm not sure which port you will be returning to, so here are the Disney Cruise Line suggestions based on your arrival date:
    • If you are disembarking in Fort Lauderdale, it is suggested that your departure flight from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is no earlier than 11:00 AM.
    • If you are disembarking in Port Canaveral, it is suggested that your departure flight from Orlando International Airport is no earlier than 11:15 AM.
    Unfortunately, delays in clearing the ship by local port authorities and delays in customs cannot be predicted. If there are no delays, you may get off the ship between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM. If you want to get off the ship as early as possible, I suggest you keep your luggage in your stateroom the night before debarkation. You can then do express walk-off the following day and go directly to your ground transportation. 

    Don't forget to download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app so you will have access to the schedule of onboard activities. There is also a helpful chat feature in the app so you can communicate with family and friends as well as Guest Services while you are onboard.

    If you have any other questions, Edmychael, planDisney is here for you. Come back to visit us!

    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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