• On Oct 14, 2017
    Karin from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there a way to pay extra for express check in for my cruise

    Ahoy, Karin!

    Welcome aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It looks like you are counting down to a March 2018 vacation with Disney Cruise Line! I'm sure you're already dreaming of relaxing by the pool, watching the talented Disney Cruise Line performers in the Walt Disney Theatre and experiencing some culinary delights when you rotate to the wonderfully themed main dining rooms.

    There are so "minnie" reasons to love a Disney Cruise vacation that I understand wanting to be onboard as soon as possible. At this time, Disney Cruise Line does not offer any type of express check-in at any of their departure ports. But, what I can tell you is that they are very quick and efficient when it comes to embarkation and disembarkation. I've sailed with other cruise lines before and Disney Cruise Line definitely wins in this category! Since you want to start enjoying the ship as quickly as you can, I do have a few tips to make this happen. When you complete your Online Check-in, try to select an early Port Arrival Time. This time will coordinate with the boarding number you'll be given at the cruise terminal upon check-in. Once the ship is clear to welcome new Guests, boarding numbers will begin to be called. This is usually around 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. and they call the numbers fairly quickly once they start. I've been onboard with a plate full of food from Cabanas before 11:45 a.m. several times, Karin! 

    I hope my answer is helpful with your plans. If you have any other questions, please let us know.

    Have a magical day!


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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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