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  • On Mar 8, 2009
    Christopher from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning our first cruise in Dec 09 and I am trying to purchase our plan tickets and the return flight home will leave orlando at 12:50P.M and I was wondering if that flight will be too earling when our ship gets back into port at 7:30A.M?

    The return flight home at 12:50 p.m. should work fine for your family.

    Disney Cruise Line recommends that flights be made after 11:25 a.m. which is approximately four hours after the ship arrives Port Canaveral.

    My recent experience with disembarkation day also shows that an early afternoon flight should work well. Once you debark, you'll get your luggage and go through Customs. This process is very quick and extremely organized.

    The in transit time between the port and the Orlando International Airport is approximately 45 minutes. You will need to wait for the bus to complete boarding and traffic delays can occur.

    In the DCL "Welcome Home" sheet that will be left in your stateroom on your last evening, DCL requires that guests with flights prior to 1 p.m. disembark by 8:00 a.m. If you do not disembark by this time, DCL will pull your luggage and require your family to check in at the Airport. I would exit the ship on time so that you can utilize the Onboard Airline Check In service.

    Enjoy your first cruise. It's a magical way to travel!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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