May 28, 2019
(3:40 p.m. EDT) – Disney Cruise Line’s Navigator app has been updated to include new features, allowing more cruise planning to take place within the app itself.
The Navigator app, which was mainly an organizational tool without any substantial action capabilities, will now allow cruisers to make payments, access online check-in and research and book all cruise activities, from dining reservations to spa services. Booking capabilities will be enabled once a passenger is within 130 days of their cruise.
All of the Navigator app’s previous features will continue to be available. These include the pre-sailing "Countdown to Your Cruise" clock as well as a list of character meet-and-greet times, activities, dinner menus and ship maps. You can also still bookmark your favorites for easy reference and send free text messages to other people on the same ship via the app’s onboard chat feature.
The app is free to download and available to cruisers on all four Disney ships.
Before using your phone onboard, make sure to research your options to ensure maximum utility and minimal fees while cruising.