• On Jan 26, 2023
    Jean from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! Do I need to be checked into my cruise before I can book an excursion or online activity?

    Hi Jean,

    Thanks for sailing over to planDisney with your Disney Cruise Line question! I am happy to help you think about the timing of Online Check-In along with when you can book your Port Adventures and other activities for your Disney cruise.

    You do not need to be checked into your cruise in order to book Port Adventures or other onboard activities for your Disney cruise, Jean. Your Online Check-In window will open 30 days before you set sail. You will be able to book cruise activities significantly before this Online Check-In window opens. You will be able to book Senses Spa appointments, Adult Dining, Port Adventures, Onboard Fun, and the it's a small world nursery at various dates ahead of your cruise depending on your Castaway Club membership level. You can book these activities the following lengths ahead of time:

    • 75 days prior to sail date for first-time guests
    • 90 days prior to sail date for Silver Castaway Club members
    • 105 days prior to sail date for Gold Castaway Club members
    • 120 days prior to sail date for Platinum Castaway Club members and Concierge guests
    Please note that your cruise needs to be paid in full before you can make these bookings.

    I suggest that you plan ahead and set a reminder for yourself to book these activities as soon as they are available to you. Some activities are very popular and will book up quickly! For example, my family had an absolutely wonderful time on the Salsa and Salsa Port Adventure learning to make salsa and dance the salsa! I know that if we are visiting Cozumel as a port of call, I will make it a priority to book this Port Adventure as soon as I can so that we can experience it again!

    I hope that this information is helpful for you, Jean. Have a great time planning your magical voyage, and please feel free to sail on back to planDisney with any further questions!

    ~ Mona Leigh
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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