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  • On Apr 18, 2024
    Latoya from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How much time do you need to board the cruise? What is the earliest you can board the cruise? How long does it take to disembark from the cruise once it docks?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Latoya! Keep the questions coming as you continue planning for a magical voyage onboard Disney Cruise Line.

    Let's talk about Port Arrival Time! During the Online Check-in process, which will depend on your Castaway Club membership status, you will be able to select the time you would like to arrive at the port to show your citizenship documents and then board your ship. Port Arrival Times start at 11:15 AM at Port Canaveral, Florida, but you will not be able to enter the cruise terminal until the time that you selected during Online Check-in. Everyone adhering to their time keeps the boarding process efficient for everyone.  

    On disembarkation day, everyone is usually asked to leave their stateroom by 8:00 AM. Your dining team will provide directions on when and where to eat breakfast on disembarkation morning. You can choose to place your luggage outside of your stateroom the night before disembarkation with the luggage tags provided by your stateroom host (keep a carry-on bag with you for items you will need overnight!) for pickup in the cruise terminal. Disembarkation groups will be announced based on the character on the luggage tags. The other option is to do Express Walk-off, where you keep your luggage with you the night before disembarkation and leave as soon as the ship is cleared by local port authorities.  

    Have you checked out the Summer 2025 itineraries that were released not too long ago?  The Disney Magic, Disney Wish, and the new Disney Treasure will all be sailing out of Port Canaveral on a variety of itineraries next summer.  

    I know this is a lot of information, Latoya, but I hope it helps you make an informed decision about travel plans before and after your magical vacation. planDisney is here to help, so come back and visit us anytime.

    Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: JoVonn, Georgia

Hi there! I am JoVonn from the Peach State of Georgia, and I love sailing the high seas aboard Disney Cruise Line.  Over the last ten years, I have enjoyed being a voyager along with my son and sister, making memories and having adventures.  I look forward to helping you plan your next vacation.   Learn More About JoVonn

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