What is the procedure for getting on and off the ship while we’re in port?
Ports & Port Adventures Excursions – Frequently Asked Questions
At most destinations, the ship docks right at the pier so you can disembark via a gangway. At some ports of call, the ship has to anchor offshore and you "tender," meaning smaller boats take you from your Disney cruise ship to the dock.
For Your Security
All adult Guests are required to show a picture I.D. and their Key to the World card to board and disembark the ship in all ports, including Castaway Cay.
In general, Disney Cruise Line security guidelines require children under the age of 18 to be accompanied by an adult Guest traveling in the same stateroom. However, a parent or guardian may allow their child to go ashore either unaccompanied by an adult or with another specified adult Guest by completing the “Traveling with Minors” section of My Online Check-In. Or, once on board, you may sign a Debarkation Authorization for Minors Form at the Guest Service Desk, located at Deck 3, Midship. Please note: Unaccompanied minors require a Key to the World card and original government issued photo ID when going ashore in all ports except Disney Castaway Cay, where only a Key to the World card is required.
Children participating in Port Adventures must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, unless participating in a teen-only tour.