• On Jul 28, 2019
    Anna from CO 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.

    After what time should I book our return flight out of Miami when our cruise returns to port? I want to make sure we have plenty of time to get off the ship and to the airport without being stressed out about missing our flight.

    Ahoy, Anna!

    Thank you for sailing by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. It sounds like you'll be enjoying a MAGICal sailing from Miami in the nEAR future! Cruising from the Port of Miami provides the most breathtaking sail away views that I know you'll love when it's your turn to cast off with Disney Cruise Line! 

    It's not fun to think about the end of a Disney Cruise vacation, but you are correct about not wanting to be stressed trying to make your flight. The best ending to a magical trip is a smooth and seamless sea to land transition. For that reason, Disney Cruise Line recommends not booking a flight before 11:30 a.m. (noon for the May 8, 2020 departure) to allow ample time to collect luggage and proceed through U.S. Customs & Border Protection with ease. This should also allow plenty of time to savor one last Mickey meal before disembarkation. My crew always enjoys dining with our incredible servers on the final morning to say our goodbyes and take one final photo together.

    Anna, be sure to check out the ground transportation information on the Disney Cruise Line website if you are interested in purchasing ground transfers to and from the Miami International Airport. It's a great way to begin and end your vacation because Disney Cruise Line will take care of all the details for you! You can even book a pre-cruise hotel stay with Disney and utilize the transfers to the port on your departure morning. My family always like to arrive the day before we set sail, so our embarkation day is also stress-free. 

    Happy planning, Anna! Please let us know if you have any additional questions. 


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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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