• On Aug 7, 2017
    Wesley from NY 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.

    I have an upcoming cruise leaving from NYC. I happen to work about 10 minutes from the cruise terminal and plan to work a half day and walk over to the ship. My mother doesn't want to wait for me, can she board in the morning without me?

    Ahoy, Wesley!

    Isn't it marvelous to have the Disney Magic right in your backyard this fall? You and your mom are going to have a ball on your Halloween on the High Seas adventure to Canada! Do you have plans to dine at Palo for brunch and/or dinner? This dining experience is extraordinary, and I'm always so impressed with not only the level of service, but also the incredible knowledge of the culinary offerings provided by the servers there. It's a constant highlight of all my Disney Cruise vacations! My mouth is watering just thinking about all the delicious options available in this adult-only dining venue! 

    Wesley, boarding normally begins around 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. depending on when the ship is ready and cleared to welcome new Guests. If you are sharing the same stateroom with your mom, the two of you will need to be together for check-in at the cruise terminal. Your arrival at the Port of Manhattan will need to coordinate with the port arrival time selected during your Online Check-in because it will correspond with your boarding group number. Guests with earlier port arrival times will receive an earlier boarding number. The good news is that once the boarding process begins, the numbers are called rather quickly. You'll receive your royal welcome by the wonderful crew of the Disney Magic before you know it. 

    I'm so glad you sent in this question so your mom is not waiting around for you to arrive at the cruise terminal for too long. Hopefully, you'll be able to wrap up your work early and meet her as soon as you can to kick off your magical voyage! If we can assist you further with your plans, please let us know.

    Thanks so much for cruising by!


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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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