Disney Crusei Line confirms Pearl Castaway Club members are no longer required to select a Port Arrival Time (PAT) when checking in for an upcoming sailing. Pearl Castaway Club Members will automatically be placed in the first boarding group for their cruise.

Disney Cruise LIne’s Castaway Club has not been updated to reflect this change and still states “Select port arrival times and complete online check-in 40 days prior to sailing” under the Pearl Member highlights. However, this update along with are reminder of the tired online check-in groups presented below was shared to travel agents on Friday afternoon.

The tiered Online Check-In windows are as follows:

40 Days Prior: Pearl Castaway Members/Concierge, Weddings/Vow Renewal, VIP, Media, and Make-a-Wish Guests
38 Days Prior: Platinum Castaway Club Members
35 Days Prior: Gold Castaway Club Members
33 Days Prior: Silver Castaway Club Members
30 Days Prior: All Guests

Please note, all other Guests will still need to follow the current process of selecting their Port Arrival Time during their Online Check-In window.

Earlier this week, we shared that Pearl Members have been encountering this as an unofficial benefit since early July.



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