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  • On Jan 2, 2014
    Bonnie from KY 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.

    Planning on a Disney cruise and want to know what happens if you do not make it to the dock at the time you signed up for.

    Welcome Aboard, Bonnie!
    I'm so excited that you're planning to sail with Disney Cruise Line. With all the enchantment aboard, you're in for a trip of a lifetime!
    I'm glad you stopped by with your question about Check-In and Embarkation. When you complete your Online Check-In at , you'll be able to choose an "arrival time" for the day of your sailing. Though no one may board the ship until around 1pm, guests are welcome to arrive earlier. Terminals have restrooms and seating while you wait, and Captain Mickey and other characters will make appearances for photos and autographs before boarding! This is a fun time to get some really great pictures with your favorite Disney friends!
    If you're running late for your scheduled arrival time, that's ok, as long as you arrive no later than 3pm - all guests need to arrive at the terminal at least one hour before sailing, and must board by 4pm. Plan accordingly, and you should be fine. My family likes to choose an early arrival time - we want to get onboard as soon as possible to start enjoying the fun! We usually make time for a yummy lunch and even some pool time before sailing away from the port.
    Hope this helps! Please come back if you have any more questions while planning your magical vacation!
    Anchors Aweigh! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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