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  • On Oct 9, 2011
    Diana from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am taking a 4 night cruise in April of 2012. We are traveling from the CT/NY to Port Canaveral to catch the boat. I am afraid the flight could be delayed. Can I fly down the day before? Can I still use my transportation vouchers?

    Hi, Diana!

    Congratulations on your cruise next spring with Disney Cruise Line (DCL)! I always encourage guests to travel to the port area the day before a Disney cruise -- especially if you're coming from a considerable distance. Even though you may be out of the wintry weather in April, there's always a chance that your flight may be delayed or that you miss a connecting flight.

    In fact, DCL recommends that the latest arrival time for a flight on Embarkation Day arrive no later than 1:45 p.m. Therefore, if your flight isn't scheduled a couple of hours prior to that, it may not give you the "wiggle room" needed for any possible delays in your travel plans.  So, to be on the safe side and save yourself a lot of worry, just plan on flying in the day before and stay the night in the area.

    As far as your ground transportation, if you booked through DCL, you will need to call 800-951-3532 to change your flight details as well as your ground transportation plans.  If you would like to stay at a Walt Disney World (WDW) resort, you can take the complimentary Disney's Magical Express from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to WDW. Then, they will provide you with complete information about pick up times and locations for your ground transportation to the port the next morning.

    I hope this helps you plan, and if you have further questions, please don't hesitate to come back to ask.  Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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