• On May 29, 2021
    Matthew from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are on theAugust 7, 2021 cruise to Eastern Caribbean. What time do we board the ship?

    Hi Matthew!

    I'm so excited that you'll be sailing on the Disney Fantasy. Your Eastern Caribbean itinerary is chock full of fabulous destinations with Tortola, St. Thomas, and Castaway Cay as ports of call. Start the countdown calendar because your Disney cruise is only a few months away!

    Your Port Arrival Time will depend on how soon you have the reservation paid in full and have your Online Check-In completed for your cruise. Disney Cruise Line will let you select a Port Arrival Time, and the earliest one available is typically 11:00 A.M. up until mid-afternoon.

    Generally speaking, the earlier your Port Arrival Time, the more likely you will be in one of the earliest boarding groups and among the first Guests welcomed aboard. In my experience, the ship is not cleared for Guests to begin boarding until at least 11:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., so there’s still plenty of time for you to get checked in and be ready to board when your number is called.

    My absolute favorite spot on this ship and the Disney Dream is Satellite Falls, the adults-only sundeck, so I hope you are able to spend some time unwinding up there. For more of my recommendations about the Disney Fantasy, check out this answer with specific locations fit for families, kids, and adults. 

    Guess what? You don’t need a boarding number if you have more questions about your cruise. Simply stop back by planDisney, and we’ll be happy to assist you. Matthew, I hope you will have plenty of memory making on your voyage on the Disney Fantasy

    Happy Sailing!

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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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