• On Oct 30, 2017
    Chrissy from PA 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 sailing for the first time ever the week after Thanksgiving and we booked a concierge room. What time should we arrive at port to onboard?

    Ahoy, Chrissy!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your upcoming inaugural voyage aboard Disney Cruise Line is going to be so unforgettable! Beginning the holidays with a Disney Cruise will put you and your pirate crew right into the spirit of the season! My family and I just sailed the high seas last month in a Concierge-level stateroom. You're going to love all the luxurious amenities in your home away from home!

    Chrissy, since you will be sailing as a Concierge Guest, you will not need to choose a Port Arrival Time during your Online Check-in process. This means you are free to board your Disney Cruise ship at any time, as soon as they begin welcoming Guests onboard! Boarding usually starts around noon; however, I've boarded as a Concierge Guest as early as 11:45 a.m. I recommend arriving to the Cruise Terminal around 11:15 a.m.; typically, the Cruise Terminal opens around 11:00 a.m. This will allow you time to look around the terminal, check in for your voyage and be ready to step aboard and explore all that the ship has to offer as soon as they begin the boarding process!

    If you'd prefer to arrive a little later to the Cruise Terminal, no worries at all! You may board at any time during the boarding process. I just wanted to mention that the Concierge Team onboard usually hosts a Welcome Reception the early afternoon of embarkation day where they'll introduce themselves, give you information about your voyage and assist you with planning any other activities throughout your cruise. This reception is fun, informative and usually is accompanied with complimentary tasty treats and beverages - you won't want to miss it!

    If you have any other questions before your first Disney Cruise, please sail back and visit us again!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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