• On Mar 19, 2017
    Anit from VA 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.

    Our return flight is late (9pm). Is there any way for us have our suitcases checked in for us directly to the flight and still have an activity that day? Or is there luggage storage that is offered this occasion?

    Ahoy, Anit!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You have asked a great question about what to do with luggage when you have a late flight on disembarkation day. First, I recommend calling Disney Cruise Line at (800) 951-3532 to see if your airline is a participating carrier with the Onboard Airline Check-in program. This service is for Guests who purchase ground transportation through the cruise line and is for cruises that leave out of Port Canaveral or Miami at this time.  If your airline is on the list, you may be able to check your bags onboard, and they will go directly to the airport on disembarkation day. You will not need to claim them at the cruise terminal just proceed directly through U.S. Customs and Border Protection with your proof of citizenship and U.S. Customs Declaration Form. If this is the case, be sure to keep important items out like your "Key to the World" card, proof of citizenship, electronics and medicines as you won't see your bags for over 24 hours since they are collected outside your stateroom door no later than 10:30 p.m. on the last night of the cruise. 

    If you have not purchased ground transportation, your airline does not participate in the Onboard Airline Check-in program or you are cruising from a non-Florida port of departure, you may want to consider renting a car for the day that you can pick up near the port and return to the airport. I know in Port Canaveral there are several car rental agencies close to the port like Alamo and Avis that provide a shuttle to their office. This might be a good option depending on your plans for the day. 

    I hope my answer is helpful, Anit! Please write back if we can assist you further. 

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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