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  • On Jul 11, 2013
    Christine 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 does your luggage transport from my home airport to the ship? I will be leaving a day earlier soo i don't be late for the cruise soo we will be staying at a hotel at cape canareral, soo do we pick up our luggage and bring it to the hotel thankyou.

    Welcome back Christine! I'm happy you've stopped back with additional questions. Isn't it exciting to plan for your cruise with Disney?

    Since your family will be staying at a hotel at Cape Canaveral, you will not need to put Disney Cruise Line luggage tags on your bags until you are ready to head to the port. Check your bags in at your home airport as usual, and pick them up on the baggage carousel in Orlando to take with you to your hotel.

    When you're ready to head off to the port, go ahead and put your Disney Cruise Line luggage tags on the bags. You will turn these over to porters at the port who will take them from there. These will arrive in your stateroom sometime before 5 or 5:30 that first afternoon, so be sure to keep any must-have items in your carry-on bags. I always like to keep some pre-packaged snacks in our carry-on bags so the kids can munch a bit while we're waiting in the port terminal before we board the ship. But, once you get on the ship, you can head right off to lunch.  If your kids might want to go for a swim after lunch before you're able to access your staterooms, it's a good idea to bring their bathing suits in your carry-ons too. Towels are provided on the pool deck.

    I hope that information helps as you continue to plan, Christine! Please don't hesitate to stop back with further questions. I know planning can be half the fun, so I'm always happy to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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