• On Mar 29, 2017
    Marta from TX 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 taking a cruise on the Fantasy on July 15, 2017. One of the ports is Tortola, British Islands. Does the ship dock at a pier or will we have to "tender" to the island? Thank you...

    Welcome aboard, Marta! Oh how I long to head back to the Caribbean on the Disney Fantasy! You've got a magnificent itinerary to enjoy and some fabulous islands to explore. Add to that all of the magical events and activities that take place all day and night onboard the Fantasy, and you've got one exciting vacation!

    Disney's ships do have to tender at ports occasionally when the ship cannot pull into a dock. My kids actually really enjoyed the tender boats that carried us to and from the ship when we were in Grand Cayman recently. It was like a mini-adventure for them! However, I checked your itinerary, and you will not need to tender at Tortola or any of your ports of call on your July 15th cruise. That certainly saves time and makes it so much easier when it comes to disembarking the ship, either with your Port Adventure group, or on your own. You can much more easily come and go from the ship throughout the day.

    Speaking of Port Adventures, I hope you have a few favorites booked for this trip! The guests on the excursion will meet with their guides onboard the ship and then everyone walks off together to begin the adventure! Have so much fun planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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