Disney Cruise Line has an awesome app for passengers to download that will help you before, during, and after your sailing! Let’s talk about all the things you can do with the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app so that you can get the most out of it!
BEFORE your cruise, you’ll want to download the Navigator app, sign in to your DCL account, and upload your reservation number. From there, you’ll be able to see your stateroom details (as they become available), view deck plans, make payments, purchase onboard gifts, and take advantage of online check-in! You’ll also find a fun countdown to your cruise that live updates by the second!
DURING your cruise vacation the app will be your best friend! Don’t worry, the app will work at all times; you do NOT need to purchase an internet package to utilize it. I loved being able to access the daily schedule of all activities anytime I needed; you can literally walk around the ship from one activity to another with the whole day right on your phone! In fact, you can tap on an event and “favorite” it to add it to your plans for the day! It will then show up on your itinerary, and your phone will notify you when it’s time to go! (You must enable notifications for the app if you want to be notified when activities are starting.)
Another huge perk is being able to preview the dinner menus for each night in advance! I have never been able to do this on any other cruise line! So not only will you get to experience rotational dining through 3 completely different restaurants, but you will also get to check out the different menus ahead of time, as well as the dress code, using the Navigator app.
Other things you can do while onboard include: book shore excursions, purchase internet packages, view menus and drinks of the day, chat with a cast member, host a group chat with friends and family onboard, and book a guest services appointment.
AFTER your cruise, you can use the Navigator app to view your cruise folio account and pay it off for a short period of time. You can also view future cruise reservation details as well if you already have another trip on the horizon! Definitely make sure you download and set up your account in the app prior to your sailing, it will make your first day at sea that much more relaxing! As per usual, Disney has thought of everything!