Family on Beach at Castaway Cay
  • On Apr 1, 2023
    Nicola from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What time of the day can we book excursions for our cruise? Our family's "booking window" opens on April 4. I need to know how early to wake up that day. Thanks!

    Welcome aboard, Nicola!

    It looks like you are one step closer to experiencing the magic of a Disney Cruise! A Port Adventure is such a great way to explore the beautiful ports of call. Your guide will expertly navigate you away from the crowds, so you’ll have more time to enjoy the sights and sounds around you. 

    As long as your reservation is paid in full, you can begin booking Port Adventures and onboard activities at midnight Eastern Standard Time. For first-time Guests sailing with Disney Cruise Line, your advanced booking window opens 75 days before your sailing. If one or more of the activities you wanted to book are sold out, don't worry! Guests often change their plans, so I recommend checking the Disney Cruise Line website for cancellations. I was able to secure a sold-out excursion in Rome just by checking the website every couple of days. 

    Now that your itinerary is full of plans, your next step before embarkation is to complete online check-in. The link opens 30 days before your sail date. To help this process go smoothly, you’ll need a picture of everyone’s passport or citizenship documents, contact information, credit card number for onboard charges, and an individual color photo of each Guest taken against a neutral background. After completing all the information, you can select your Port Arrival Time. Just like reserving Port Adventures, online check-in opens at midnight Eastern Standard Time. 

    Nicola, I know your family will make magical memories sailing the shimmery seas. Please sail back to planDisney with any additional questions. Our crew is ready to help!

    SEAS the adventure, 
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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