Mickey Mouse on the deck of a Disney Cruise
Insider Tips For An Unforgettable Disney Cruise Experience
Embarkation day can be exciting, but it can also be hectic if you're not prepared. Check in online as early as possible and print any necessary documents.
Prepare To Embark
Once checked in, head to the ship at your assigned time with a carry-on of any items you'll need before your stateroom is ready, like medications, swimsuits, and sunscreen.
Activities and Disney characters await young guests at The Oceaneer Club. The pool deck has water slides, splash zones, and family pools.
Activities For All Ages
There are many activities for families to enjoy together, or enjoy the adults-only pool deck if you're over 18. Teens and tweens are invited to the Edge and Vibe clubs.
The Fish Extender Gift Exchange is a fun activity that has become increasingly popular on Disney cruises. It's a fun way to meet and interact with fellow cruisers.
Gift Exchange
You sign up before the cruise begins and bring small presents, like custom-made keychains and magnets, Disney-themed toys, and treats, to share with your group.
The ship's laundry facilities are conveniently located on most decks and equipped with washers, dryers, and detergent, so you don't have to bring your own.
Laundry Facilities
To save time and avoid waiting in line, consider doing your laundry on a port day when most passengers are off the ship, and the facilities may be less crowded.
There are many ways to meet your favorite characters, take photos, and get autographs. Check the ship's daily schedule for meet-and-greet times and locations.
Disney Characters
Characters will also make appearances in the kids' clubs and stop by for a planned reading of a bedtime story. Some cruises have dedicated dining experiences with characters.