Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Mar 24, 2011
    Michael from NE 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.

    Seems you are the cruise expert of the panel! First cruise ever! I've read you can register at the Canaveral terminal as early as 10:30am. True? What time do they begin to allow you on the ship. Want to get the most of the time on board.

    Hi, Michael!

    Congratulations on your first cruise ever -- you picked excellence by making it Disney Cruise Line! Yep, they call me the "Disney Cruise Mom," and I'll be happy to help you make some plans.

    The Port Canaveral Terminal opens at 10:30 a.m. to receive guests on Embarkation Day, and the earliest group usually boards around 1 p.m.  However, I have been able to board as early as noon -- it really depends how quickly the crew can ready the ship after the last guests have disembarked.

    You are wise to try to get on board as soon as you can.  As soon as you're on board, the vacation officially begins! In addition to getting to the port early, make sure you check in online, have all your travel documents completed and signed and comply with the luggage guidelines. You should breeze on quickly and have fun in the process.

    Thanks for visiting me here on the Moms Panel, and I hope you have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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Anchors aweigh! Time to set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, and I'm just the mom to help you navigate the waters of planning. From stem to stern to ports of call, I'll show you the ropes of pixie-dusted vessels filled with magic and adventure. Learn More About Andi

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