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  • On Mar 5, 2023
    Duffy 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.

    4 people in our room, arriving separately. 2 on the Hyatt Regency shuttle thru DCL, 2 by car, with a later PAT. will the 2 on the shuttle have to wait for everyone to be together to board and use the later PAT? Or can we board separately?

    Hi, Duffy! Welcome to planDisney. How exciting that your Disney Cruise Line vacation is just around the corner! Like you, I like getting on board and exploring the ship as soon as possible. I’m happy to share the embarkation process with your crew. 

    Each Guest must arrive at the terminal during the Port Arrival Time selected during online check-in. Guests using Disney Cruise Line Ground Transfers are allowed to check in when the motorcoach arrives at the terminal. They can board the ship when their boarding group number is called. Guests arriving by car should plan to arrive at their designated Port Arrival Time. In my experience, the boarding process moves along quickly, especially with the excitement of the vacation getting underway. 

    Whether arriving by car or motorcoach, your luggage will be whisked away and magically appear at your stateroom later that evening. Make sure you pack your Travel Documentation, Port Arrival Form, and any alcohol in your carry-on bag. Before you know it, you’ll be reunited with your traveling party and enjoying lunch together. 

    My final recommendation is to make sure everyone has downloaded the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app to their mobile device. Once connected to the ship’s Wi-Fi, you can view your cruise schedule and activities. My favorite feature is the handy chat that lets you communicate with family and friends. It’s a great way to stay connected on your adventure at sea!

    I hope you have the best time making treasured memories. Sail back to planDisney if you think of any last-minute questions. My pals and I are here to help! 

    SEAS the adventure!
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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