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  • On Dec 21, 2023
    Claudia Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If my port arrival time is 1:30, what time can I board the ship?

    Ahoy there, and welcome to planDisney, Claudia!

    One thing about Disney Cruise Line is that it is a well-oiled machine, and I have always been impressed with the procedures they have in place, especially concerning the Port Arrival Time procedures. I have no doubt that you will experience the same.

    Once you have completed the Online Check-In, if your Port Arrival Time is 1:30 PM, you will want to ensure that you arrive at that time. Please note that guests who arrive before their Port Arrival Time will be asked to wait to enter the cruise terminal until their scheduled time. I recommend giving yourself a small cushion of time to arrive, drop your luggage off, and park (especially if you plan to drive a vehicle). For example, our Port Arrival Time for our last sailing was at 11:30 AM. We arrived around 11:00 AM, pulled over, and greeted the porter, who took our luggage for us. Once our bags were taken away, we parked and waited in the car for a bit. By the time we made it to the entrance, we were able to proceed as it was slightly past our port arrival time.

    Please let us know if you have additional questions; we are happy to help.

    Have a magical sailing!

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Meet the Panelist: Raquel, Texas

As a mom of two children 6 years apart in age, it takes some creative planning to give each child a memorable Disney experience. Adding in a sprinkle of surprise pixie dust makes each vacation special for everyone.
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