• On Mar 7, 2018
    Teresa from AR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What time typically does the boarding begin on Friday cruises at Port Canaveral?

    Hi Teresa!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It sounds like you're getting ready for a high-seas cruise to paradise! The first afternoon onboard a Disney Cruise ship is so exciting. We like beginning our Disney Cruises eating lunch at Cabanas. During lunch, we pull out our Personal Navigator newsletter we just received after checking in at the Cruise Terminal and excitedly plan out all the activities and adventures for the rest of the day!

    Disney Cruise Line makes embarkation day easy and stress-free! Once your advance booking window opens, you'll be able to begin the Online Check-in process. One of the steps during Online Check-in is choosing your Port Arrival Time. You and your pirate crew will arrive at the Cruise Terminal during your designated Port Arrival Time and begin checking in for your cruise! You'll receive a boarding number while checking in, and once your boarding number is called, it will be your turn to step into the Lobby Atrium and begin your voyage! Boarding typically begins a little before noon; depending on when your designated Port Arrival Time is, you might be able to walk right onto the ship! If your Port Arrival Time is earlier, you'll find comfortable seating and many things to look at in the Cruise Terminal. Also, Captain Mickey has been spotted strolling through the Cruise Terminal and stopping for photos!

    Teresa, if you have any other questions before your upcoming adventure at sea, please come back and visit us again! We're here to help you navigate through the planning process with ease!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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