• On Mar 9, 2020
    Mary ann from SC 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.

    Realistically, what time can you expect to be off the ship with all your belongings on debarkation day? Trying to plan a possible afternoon visit to Disney Springs post-cruise before we fly out late evening!

    Hi Mary Ann!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I love that you are planning all the elements of your cruise from start to finish, all the way to your disembarkation from the Disney Dream.

    On the final morning of your cruise, the timeline is for Guests to be out of their staterooms by 8:00 a.m. and exiting the ship by 9:00 a.m. But not before that chance for one more delicious meal. And hey, breakfast IS the most important meal of the day!

    Traditionally, your breakfast service is located in the last restaurant on your dining rotation. Those who dined in the Main Seating will be expected to eat breakfast around 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Guests who have enjoyed the Second Seating for dinner will be assigned a breakfast time typically 8:00-8:15 a.m. The exact time will be listed on your disembarkation paperwork in your stateroom on the last night of your cruise. Or if you’d prefer to grab a quick breakfast on your own timetable, Cabanas will be open. 

    The alternative is “Express Walk Off” on Disembarkation Day (usually around 7:30 a.m.). It's the earliest time to leave the ship, but you would be responsible for carrying all your luggage off. This is usually the option used for those who have an early morning flight. It doesn’t sound like you are that pressed for time that morning...other than wanting to spend a few hours at Disney Springs!

    So in your scenario, my suggestion is to enjoy that final meal on the ship so you can savor that “See Ya Real Soon” sendoff. It’s also that last chance for a parting goodbye to your rotational dining team. On our last morning, my family always loves being able to see our Server and Assistant Server, give them hugs and share goodbyes because they feel like dear friends and practically family after all the time we’ve spent together! 

    From there, you'll still need to claim luggage at the port (if you left it outside your stateroom the night before) and get through Customs. But easily by 9:30-10:00 a.m. you can be on your way!

    Cruise back by if you have any additional questions-I'd love to answer them. Have a DREAM vacation!

    Bon Voyage!


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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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