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  • On Jun 14, 2024
    Julia from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our PAT is 12pm in Barcelona. We'd like to go to the beach on embarkation day. It's about a 10 min ride from the beach to ship. Can we arrive at the port "late" as long as we're there before "All Aboard" at 3:45pm?

    Hola, Julia, and welcome aboard planDisney!

    Can you believe you are less than a month away from your Disney Cruise Line vacation? You must be counting down the days!

    I'm glad you plan to spend time in Barcelona before your ship sets sail. Barcelona is one of my favorite cities for many reasons, including the beautiful beaches, so I understand why you want to spend some time soaking up the sun with your toes in the sand!

    You are permitted to arrive at the port after your designated port arrival time, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Since the arrival times are staggered to create a more efficient port check-in process and keep Guest waiting time to a minimum, you may have to wait a bit longer. So, while the All Aboard is at 3:45 p.m., you will want to arrive in plenty of time to complete your arrival process before that time in case you experience any glitches with your documents and to complete the security process each Guest goes through when entering the port. Also, Barcelona traffic can be a little unpredictable, so allow plenty of travel time. One of the good things about arriving a little later is that your stateroom might be ready when you board. 

    Speaking of boarding, if you worked up an appetite on the beach, Cabanas usually serves buffet lunch until 3:30 p.m. on embarkation day. As soon as you board, check the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app for the specific time. 

    Julia, you are going to have a dreamy cruise! Please let us know if you have other questions; we are always happy to offer tips and advice!

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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