You will receive the Cruise Packet anywhere from 30 to 45 days prior to your departure date. The packet will be delivered directly to you from Disney Cruise Line. The Cruise Packet is delivered via United States Postal Service (US) and UPS (Outside of the US). No one needs to sign for it. It can be delivered to whatever address you choose, but it cannot be delivered to a PO Box (outside of the US). Please note that if you choose an alternate address other than your home, DCL still needs to have your home address in their records.
Disney Cruise Line encourages everyone to complete their forms online and bring the Online Check-In Signature Form to the embarkation port for faster, easier boarding. If you’re not able to do so, forms can still be completed at the port terminal. You will receive instructions to access your information when final payment is made.
The forms in the Cruise Packet can include your itinerary, the ship’s policies, gratuity guidelines, luggage tags which are to be affixed to your checked bags when you arrive at the Port unless you’re using Disney Transfers, a form which is to be filled out and notarized if you have a minor under age 18 who is traveling without their parent/legal guardian, and the form which is to be filled out with your credit card information while onboard. You’ll also be provided with any Immigration forms that are required for your particular sailing.
You’ll receive luggage tags in your cruise packet. When flying on the same day as the departure of your cruise, you’ll affix these tags to your luggage before leaving for the airport. (Since your bags may not arrive at your stateroom until 5:00pm or later, pack a carryon bag with your documents and necessities.) Upon arrival in the Orlando airport, these tags identify your bags and they are brought directly to the ship. You do not need to go to Baggage Claim.
Disney Cruise Line agents will be in the main terminal of the airport and are easily identified. Starting at 9:00 am, a “meet and greet” is scheduled. The shuttles are boarded on a first come/first served basis. Departure begins at 10:30 am.
Upon arrival back at Port Canaveral, you will be required to retrieve your luggage from Customs. The major airlines have check-in counters at the port and will transport your checked bags to the airport. Shuttles board and depart on a first come/first served basis.
Necessary Items When packing for your cruise, necessary items include proof of citizenship, valuables, medications (in their original containers), personal items or other items required for check-in or embarkation. Please note, it’s highly recommended that you pack necessary items in your day bag.
Appropriate Attire During the summer months, lightweight shorts, slacks, sundresses, jeans and tops are all appropriate daytime attire in the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Central Florida. In the winter and on cruises to cooler regions, a light jacket, sweater and socks may be needed.
Bring comfortable shoes like boat shoes, sandals or sneakers. And don’t forget swimwear, a sunhat or visor, sunglasses and sunscreen. Please note that topless sunbathing is not allowed. Swimsuit tops must be worn at all time. Thong-style bottoms are not permitted.
All cruises host a tropical deck party. You’re invited to join in the fun by wearing festive island wear, including colorful shirts, dresses, shorts or pants
The dress policy is “Cruise Casual.” It is requested that you do not wear tank tops, swimwear or shorts to the dining rooms. Jeans are allowed.
If you dine at Palo or Remy, they have a separate dress code in place.
There may be a formal and a semi-formal night. Disney Cruise Line will provide a brochure with tuxedo rental information for gentlemen wishing to have a tux provided onboard.
There is generally a themed “Pirates of the Caribbean” night. Guests may choose to wear “pirate” attire if they’d like.
All U.S. and Canadian citizens must travel with proof of citizenship, which is a valid passport, or certified birth certificate with a picture identification, or a certified naturalization certificate with a picture identification. Acceptable forms of picture identification are state or provincial driver’s license with a picture, or federal, state, province or local government photo I.D. card. Children 17 and under who are U.S. or Canadian citizens are only required to have proof of citizenship, excluding picture identification.
All guests who are non-U.S. citizens residing in the United States will be required to travel with their Alien Registration Card (Green Card) and valid passports. All other guests must have valid passports and necessary visas at time of embarkation. Travel documents required throughout the vacation are the responsibility of the guest. Please consult with your travel agent, government agencies, embassies or consulates to determine documentary requirements.
Any guest traveling without proper documentation will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of cruise fare will be issued.
For all non-U.S. citizens including Canadian citizens, travel documents will be collected at check-in by a Disney Cruise Line representative and a passport/Alien Resident Card receipt will be issued for presentation to Immigration Inspectors upon return to Port Canaveral.