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Old 01-02-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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transport resort to Port Canavaral

Any ideas to go from Disney resort to Port Canavaral for a cruise. Were told Magical Express does not go from resort to Port. Rather not have a rental car sitting there the entire cruise.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:19 AM   #2
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There are car services that will pick you up at your resort and drive you right to the ship, then return to get you at the end of the cruise. But, it isn't cheap. It normally runs about $180-220 r/t. That is usually for a car that will accommodate 4 passengers.
Or, if you don't mind driving, you can rent a car, drop everyone off at the ship,with their luggage and drive to the car rental office. You then return the car, and take their shuttle back to the ship. When you're done cruising, you can take the shuttle back to the rental office, pick up your second rental and head to the ship to get everyone. Or you can have everyone take their bags with them, ride the shuttle and then all go to the rental office.
But this method entails making two different car rentals. And you have to get to the car rental office while at WDW.

DCL does offer a shuttle bus to those staying onsite. I think it runs about $70 pp, roundtrip.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:55 PM   #3
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Depends on how many people you have. I've gotten quotes from Mears in the past, who I had expected to be pricey, for a very reasonable flat rate IF there are 5 or more people. For 5 or more passengers it was less than the cruise line's $70RT per person, but it was higher for 4 or fewer passengers when I averaged it out. Not sure of current Mears rates, this was a couple of years ago.

You could take ME back to MCO and get the cruise line's shuttle from there (if not on the Disney cruise) but prices are still in the $70RT per person range. It's an extra step and might or might not work depending on the makeup of your group. With kids or grandparents it's not a very convenient way to transfer.
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http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/cruis...rtation.htm#GT

Doesn't this link say it does? It seems to say 35 per person , resort to port, or port to resort?
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Any ideas to go from Disney resort to Port Canavaral for a cruise. Were told Magical Express does not go from resort to Port. Rather not have a rental car sitting there the entire cruise.
If it's DCL, then they do have a shuttle to port.
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http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/cruis...rtation.htm#GT

Doesn't this link say it does? It seems to say 35 per person , resort to port, or port to resort?
Yes, it does....about $70 pp r/t.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:19 PM   #7
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You could take ME back to the airport and then have the cruise line's shuttle (or other car service such as Mears) pick you up from the airport. A lot of times, it is cheaper to pick you up at the airport rather than a location, and the transportation you can arrange through the cruise line will only pick you up at the airport sometimes.

We actually did the opposite. We came off a Carnival cruise and had arranged a Mears shuttle. I don't recall the price, but I remember it being pretty inexpensive. It was a van. It took us from Port Canaveral to the airport, and we caught ME from there. No problems and actually was pretty fast.

It also will not be an issue that you aren't catching a flight.
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We rent a car and park at Park-N-Cruise. Winds up costing about the same as what transfers would cost and we get to travel on our schedule.
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