Best time to be picked up after cruise?

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  1. brentm77

    brentm77 Earning My Ears

    Jan 17, 2013
    We will be on the May 4th Fantasy sailing out of Port Canaveral. We are using a car service to pick us up and return us to the airport. Because we won't fly out until that evening, we have the Hyatt booked for the day. So we aren't in a hurry to return to the airport.

    I am trying to find the right time to be picked up. We don't want it so early that we can't get ready, eat breakfast, and disembark without rushing to catch our ride. But, I know they want you off of the ship as a certain time too, so I don't want to be standing at the port waiting for our car. What would you recommend for a pickup time?
  2. Cruisefan2

    Cruisefan2 DIS Veteran

    Feb 12, 2012
    You have to be off at 9:30 at the latest and pretty much everything is closed in the morning besides the resteraunt and cabanas. Disembarking takes no more then 30 minutes to grab your bags and clear customs. So really plan when you want to leave, add 30 minutes for disembarking and that will be a good time. Also your breakfast time depends on your dinner seating time so you could be done earlier or later from breakfast.
  3. DisneyOrBustColorado

    DisneyOrBustColorado Mouseketeer

    Aug 27, 2011
    We scheduled a pick up time of 9:00 & it seemed perfect. When we left our stateroom for breakfast in Cabanas they asked that we take our luggage with us out of the room so we were glad of the early pick up so that we didn't have to wander around dragging our luggage with us. We ate breakfast & then went through customs. The timing was almost perfect.
    This time we paid a porter to help us through customs with our luggage & it was well worth the tip that we gave him. he knew his way around the terminal & it seemed to make things go more quickly & smoothly.
  4. jgura

    jgura Discruiser

    Mar 21, 2010
    We just did the same thing. I would recommend 9:00 am. Your room host will want you out of the room really early though with all your belongings.

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