• On Mar 21, 2022
    Joanna 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.

    Do I need to arrive an hour earlier than my checkin time to take the covid test or does the checkin time when they will have us take the pre-boarding covid test. I am a bit confused by this.

    Ahoy there, Joanna! Welcome to planDisney. I hope your excitement for your upcoming sailing is building as you prepare for your adventure at sea. You are just days away from being welcomed aboard the Disney Cruise Line! 

    It sounds like you are ready to get on your cruise ship and I am happy to help clear up the process so that your travels are smooth sailing. On your embarkation day, please arrive within the window of the Port Arrival Time that you chose during your online cruise check-in. Please do not arrive early. To help facilitate all of the guests that will be arriving at the cruise terminal, it's important that you are punctual. The Disney Cruise Line agents at the port will expect you at your chosen Port Arrival Time and from there will direct you through the check-in process at the terminal, including your COVID-19 testing before boarding. 

    I recommend that you take a quick peek at the Updated Experiences page on the Disney Cruise Line website before leaving home. This page is updated regularly and will give you a detailed outline of what to expect for your voyage. Please also download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app before leaving home. Once you step onboard, this app will be your guide to what is happening on the cruise ship and where you can find it. I love to scroll through the daily activities and click the heart icon next to anything that I want to be reminded about. The app will send a notification when your chosen activities are about to begin. I also love to peek at the menus in the restaurants onboard the ship. I'm a planner through and through and that includes what I plan to eat at mealtimes! 

    Now, it's about time for your adventure to begin! If you need a packing list, the Disney Cruise Line website has you covered. Zip up those bags and have a safe journey to the port. The magic of the Disney Cruise Line is waiting for you. 



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Meet the Panelist: Adrianna, California

Welcome, fellow voyagers! Like my favorite bibliophile princess, I want adventure in the great wide somewhere! I’m a wife, a mom of two, and my favorite way to find adventure is on board the Disney Cruise Line. I’d love to help you and your sailing crew plan for your own adventures, filled with magic and memories that last a lifetime. Learn More About Adrianna

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