When you book a Disney Cruise you know that you will be able to see Disney Characters. There are scheduled meet and greets around the ships and if you are lucky you might find some characters walking around. There are some meet and greats that require a ticket to attend as they are so popular. For us this was the Disney Cruise Line Frozen Meet and Greet and the Princess Gathering.
With all Disney Holidays it is all about the planning. As this was our first time on a Disney Cruise we couldn’t book our Port Adventures until 75 days before our sail date. The booking window also opens up at 5am GMT which meant I had a very early start in the summer holidays to make sure we had a chance to get the Port Adventures we wanted.
Your advance booking window is determined by your Castaway Club membership level. First-Time Guests can book their Port Adventures 75 days prior to sail date. Silver Castaway Club Members can book their Port Adventures 90 days prior to sail date. Gold Castaway Club Members can book their Port Adventures 105 days prior to sail date. Concierge Guests and Platinum Castaway Club Members can book their Port Adventures 120 days prior to sail date.
If you do miss the chance to book these Port Adventures online there is a chance to book when on-board. This is subject to availability after 1:00 PM and on the day of departure at the Port Adventures Desk. There was quite a queue at this desk on our arrival day I was glad I got up early enough to book this online. I didn’t think we needed the added stress of another queue on our arrival.
Attending The Disney Cruise Disney Cruise Line Frozen Meet and Greet
We were all able to attend the Disney Cruise Line Frozen meet and greet which is held in the Animator’s Palate restaurant. Guests are asked to queue outside until their ticketed time. Unfortunately this caused Ethan great distress as he couldn’t see what he was queuing for. I had a quick chat with the cast member explaining our situation. I asked if I could just show Ethan what or who we were waiting for. We were able to walk into the restaurant and show him Anna and Elsa. The cast member let us wait in the foyer of the restaurant until our allocated time. This did help but Ethan still found the waiting hard. We did our best to entertain him. The cast member soon let us join the main queue when our allocated time arrived.
Ethan was still a little distressed in the main queue but seeing Anna and Elsa closer to us made it easier for him. It wasn’t long before it was out turn to meet Anna and Elsa. Little E doesn’t really like to wear princess dresses but she was happy to wear an Elsa dress for this occasion.
The interaction with Anna and Elsa was really good. Anna was fantastic with Ethan. She was able to remove his hands away from his face for the photo. Little E was very excited to meet them and became very bouncy. I was so glad we were able to get a ticket to meet Anna and Elsa as we didn’t get the chance to visit them in Walt Disney World.