Mom And Son Water Slide
  • 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.

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

    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!
thumbnail image for Kimberly

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

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.