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Old 01-11-2010, 07:57 PM   #1
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How can I make a combo vacation including a Disney Cruise and Disneyworld

Has anyone ever done this?

Is there a bus from Port Canaveral to Disneyworld?

Do I have to price it as two seperate vacations?

Can I make a 'combo'?

Let me know.

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Old 01-11-2010, 08:09 PM   #2
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Has anyone ever done this?
Is there a bus from Port Canaveral to Disneyworld?
Do I have to price it as two seperate vacations?
Can I make a 'combo'?
Let me know.
Thanks
You can do a "Land and Sea" package through DCL, and if you're not into making the arrangements yourself- this might be the way to go. Keep in mind that the category of stateroom that you book on the ship will dictate which hotel you get booked into at WDW.
You'd have a choice of adding the Land part onto either the beginning or the end of the trip. Or you could book the Segments yourself.
OR, you could work with a TA and they could take care of this for you. The downside to the TA is if you need to modify any part of your trip- you'd have to do it through them.

Does this help give you an idea?
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:09 PM   #3
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Has anyone ever done this?

Is there a bus from Port Canaveral to Disneyworld?

Do I have to price it as two seperate vacations?

Can I make a 'combo'?

Let me know.

Thanks
Both times we cruised with DCL, we did the parks (we even did the parks when we sailed with RCCL). We have tried it before and after the cruise. I will say that doing it before the cruise was probably a little better. We always priced/reserved it out separately. Since we had our own vehicle, we drove from the parks to the port or port to the parks. I am pretty sure it can still be done combined and they do provide transportation to and from. However, since I have no experience with that, I will leave the details to those who have.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:40 PM   #4
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We do the same...

We have always booked a 12 day pre-cruise vacation fro Disneyworld and Universal. We always do the cruise at the end and will be vacationing this year from Aug 21 - Sept 5 with the last 3 days on the Wonder to cut down costs.

You'll get more 'bang for our buck' using your Disneypasses (Undercover Tourist sells 3 - 5 day passes with Waterpark and Fun for the same prices) as well as Universal (now that Harry Potter World is coming this summer). This way we can take our time seeing 1 park a day, visit each Disney Waterpark, DisneyQuest/Downtown Disney, and then the Universal Parks --with a couple of 'rest/shopping' days in between.

On our day back from the Cruise, we have the option of re-visiting a park we want to go to again (Harry Potter?) or DisneyQuest---trying to stretch the tickets as much as possible. Disney tickets exprire after 14 days so timing is important. We would be using our Universal passes in near the end so it would also give us the option to revisit (we are buying the $99/person unlimited 7 -day pass).

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My husband and I took out honeymoon on the Magic for 7 nights and added on three nights in WDW at the beginning. We booked the extra time in WDW ourselves and it worked out very well, although my years of experience as a Disney World aficionado helped a lot. A few months ahead of time, I called Disney World to book transportation and they were extremely helpful with coordinating everything. We took Disney's Magical Express from MCO to our hotel. We learned that the best way to get to port from WDW is actually to book Disney's Magical Express back to the airport, so that we could have the flexibility to leave our hotel whenever it was convenient for us. Once back at MCO, we checked in with DCL, caught the bus to Port Canaveral, and boarded the ship with ease. We were on board well before the afternoon rush and had lots of time to eat a leisurely lunch and explore the ship on our first day. We would have even had time to hit up the pool before the sail-away party had we remembered to pack bathing suits in our day bags!
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:57 PM   #6
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I always to both. It's cheaper to book seperately. If you have more then one person rent a one-way vehicle. (thrifty tends to be cheaper). I like the parks first so you can rest on the cruise.
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Here's my list!

THEME PARKS
  • ANIMAL KINGDOM PARK
    • Flame Tree BBQ
    • Pizzafari
    • Rainforest Cafe
    • Restaurantosaurus
    • Tusker House
    • Yak & Yeti Counter Service
    • Yak & Yeti
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios
    • '50s Prime Time Cafe
    • ABC Commissary
    • Backlot Express
    • Brown Derby
    • Catalina Eddie's
    • Fairfax Fare
    • Feel the Force VIP Package (Fireworks Dessert Party)
    • Hollywood & Vine
    • Mama Melrose's
    • Min & Bill's Dockside Diner
    • Rosie's All-American Cafe
    • Sci-Fi Dine-In
    • Starring Rolls Cafe
    • Studio Catering Company
    • Toluca Legs Turkey Company
    • Toy Story Pizza Planet
  • Epcot
    • Coral Reef (Living Seas)
    • Electric Umbrella
    • Fountainview (Starbucks)
    • Garden Grill (The Land)
    • Sunshine Seasons (The Land)
    • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway)
    • Biergarten (Germany)
    • Boulangerie Patisserie (France)
    • Chefs de France (France)
    • Fife & Drum (American Adventure)
    • Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party
    • Katsura Grill (Japan)
    • Kringla Bakeri og Cafe (Norway)
    • La Cantina de San Angel (Mexico)
    • La Hacienda de San Angel (Mexico)
    • Le Cellier (Canada)
    • Liberty Inn (American Adventure)
    • Lotus Blossom Cafe (China)
    • Monsieur Paul (France)
    • Nine Dragons (China)
    • Odyssey
    • Restaurant Marrakesh (Morocco)
    • Rose and Crown (United Kingdom)
    • San Angel Inn (Mexico)
    • Sommerfest (Germany)
    • Spice Road (Morocco)
    • Tangierine Cafe (Morocco)
    • Teppan Edo (Japan)
    • Tokyo Dining (Japan)
    • Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar (Italy)
    • Tutto Italia (Italy)
    • Via Napoli (Italy)
    • Yorkshire County Fish Shop (United Kingdom)
  • Epcot Food & Wine Festival
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Belgium
    • Brewer's Collection
    • Canada
    • Caribbean Islands
    • Cheese
    • China
    • Craft Beers
    • Desserts & Champagne
    • Florida
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hawaii
    • Hops & Barley
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Mexico
    • Morocco
    • New Zealand
    • Poland
    • Party for the Senses
    • Scandinavia
    • Singapore
    • South Africa
    • South Korea
    • Terra
  • Epcot Food & Garden Festival
    • Buttercup Cottage
    • Fleur De lys
    • Florida Fresh
    • Hanami
    • Intermissions Cafe
    • Jardin De Fiestas
    • Lotus House
    • Pineapple Promenade
    • Primavera Kitchen
    • The Smokehouse
    • Taste of Marrakesh
    • Urban Farm Eats
  • Magic Kingdom
    • Be Our Guest Lunch (Fantasyland)
    • Be Our Guest Dinner (Fantasyland)
    • Casey's Corner (Main Street USA)
    • Cinderella's Royal Table (Fantasyland)
    • Columbia Harbour House (Liberty Square)
    • Cosmic Ray's (Tomorrowland)
    • The Crystal Palace (Adventureland)
    • Diamond Horseshoe Review (Frontierland)
    • The Friar's Nook (Fantasyland)
    • Gaston's Tavern (Fantasyland)
    • Golden Oak Outpost (Frontierland)
    • Liberty Tree Tavern (Liberty Square)
    • The Lunching Pad (Tomorrowland)
    • Main Street Bakery (Starbucks)
    • Pecos Bill's (Frontierland)
    • Pinnochio Village Haus (Fantasyland)
    • The Plaza Restaurant (Main Street USA)
    • Sleepy Hollow
    • Tomorrowland Terrace (Tomorrowland)
    • Tomorrowland Terrace Wishes Dessert Party (Tomorrowland)
    • Tony's Town Square (Main Street USA)
    • Tortuga Tavern (Adventureland)
    • Frontierland Turkey Leg Cart
Water Parks
  • Blizzard Beach
    • Avalunch
    • The Cooling Hut
    • Lottawatta Lodge
    • The Warming Hut
  • Typhoon Lagoon
    • Leaning Palms
    • Lowtide Lou's
    • Surf Doggies
    • Typhoon Tilly's
    • Bodie's All American
    • Earl of Sandwich
    • Fulton's Crab House
    • Ghirardelli's
    • Marketplace Snacks
    • Pollo Campero
    • Rainforest Cafe
    • Starbucks
    • T-Rex
    • Wolfgang Puck Express
  • Pleasure Island
    • Cooke's of Dublin
    • Paradiso 37
    • Planet Hollywood
    • Portobello
    • Raglan Road
  • West Side
    • AMC 24 Pleasure Island Dining
    • Bongo's Cuban Cafe
    • Crossroads at House of Blues
    • Crossroads at House of Blues Sunday Brunch
    • Foodquest
    • Splitsville
    • Smokehouse at House of Blues
    • Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
    • The Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
    • Wolfgang Puck Express
  • West Side Food Trucks
    • Fantasy Fare truck
    • Namaste Cafe truck
    • Superstar Catering truck
    • World Showcase of Flavors truck
Wide World of Sports
    • ESPN Grill
Resorts
  • All Star Movies
    • World Premiere
  • All Star Music
    • Intermission
  • All Star Sports
    • End Zone
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
    • Boma Flavors of Africa
    • Jiko: The Cooking Place
    • The Mara
    • Sanaa
  • Art of Animation
    • Landscapes of Flavors
  • Beach Club
    • Beach Club Marketplace
    • Beaches and Cream
    • Cape May Cafe
    • Hurricane Hanna's
  • Boardwalk
    • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
    • Boardwalk Bakery
    • Boardwalk Pizza Window
    • ESPN Club
    • Flying Fish
    • Kouzzina
  • Caribbean Beach
    • Old Port Royale
    • Shutters
  • Contemporary
    • California Grill
    • Chef Mickey's
    • Contempo Cafe
    • The Wave
    • Top of the World Lounge
  • Coronado Springs
    • Cafe Rix
    • Laguna Bar
    • Maya Grill
    • Pepper Market
    • Siesta's
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin
    • Cabana Bar and Beach Club
    • The Fountain
    • Fresh Mediterranean Market
    • Picabu Buffeteria
    • Shula's Steakhouse
    • Todd English's bluezoo
  • Fort Wilderness
    • Crockett's Tavern
    • Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review
    • Meadows Snack Bar
    • Mickey's Backyard BBQ
    • Trail's End Restaurant
  • Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
    • 1900 Park Fare
    • Citrico's
    • Garden View Lounge Afternoon Tea
    • Gasparilla Island Grill
    • Grand Floridian Cafe
    • Mizner's Lounge
    • My Disney Girl's Perfectly Princess Tea
    • Narcoossee's
    • Pool Bar
    • Victoria and Albert's
  • Old Key West
    • Goods to Go
    • Olivia's
    • Turtle Shack
  • Polynesian
    • Captain Cook's Snack Company
    • Kona Cafe
    • Kona Island Sushi Counter
    • 'Ohana
    • Spirit of Aloha Polynesian Luau
    • TambuLounge
  • Pop Century
    • Everything Pop
  • Port Orleans
    • Boatwright's
    • Riverside Mill Food Court
    • Sassagoula Flotworks & Food Factory
  • Saratoga Springs
    • Artist's Palette
    • Grandstand Pool Bar
    • Paddock Pool Grill
    • Turf Club
  • Shades of Green
    • Garden Gallery
    • Evergreen's
    • Mangino's Bistro
  • Walt Disney World Swan
    • Garden Grove Cafe
    • Il Mulino New York Trattoria
    • Kimonos Sushi Bar
    • Splash Grill
  • Vero Beach
    • Bleachers Bar and Grill
    • Green Cabin Room
    • Shutters
    • Sonya's
  • Wilderness Lodge
    • Artist Point
    • Roaring Fork
    • Territory Lounge
    • Whispering Canyon
  • Yacht Club
    • Captain's Grille
    • Crew's Cup Lounge
    • Yachtsman Steakhouse
The DVC/Timeshare Advantage
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    • Cooked a full sit-down meal in the villa
    • Cooked a meal using a resort BBQ grill
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:54 PM   #7
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The advantage to doing a land and sea combo is your room card works on both the cruise and WDW with check in done once. Of course for this minor convenience you pay a hefty price and are locked into a resort classification that matches your cruise category. So if you want a cheaper interior cruise room but want to enjoy a deluxe monorail resort, that isn't happening.

There are only a few resorts that will pick you up and take you to the cruise, so if you aren't staying at one of those you will have to arrange your own method to get yourself and luggage to that resort the morning of the cruise. This usually means a cheap cab ride.

You will have to purchase your bus ride from the resort/airport to the cruise, and the return trip as well can also go to the resort or airport. For some reason, the return trip will drop you off at any resort while the pickup is at a few predetermined ones. You will need to call Disney and have them modify your cruise transportation to originate/end at a resort. There may even be a $1 fee associated with that. Or designate your TA to do so. You couldn't do it on the web if booking the two trips independently.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:14 AM   #8
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I just booked a "land and sea" package myself. However you aren't locked into any paticular resort anymore dictated by your stateroom.

You can pick any resort before the cruise. A dif resort after your cruise, and as many park tickets (park hopper optional) as you want. You can also add whatever dining plan you want.

I booked through DU, however you can do all this when you book the cruise online. The only benefit I found with booking with a TA was that I could specify I did NOT want park hopper, and add the dining. Plus the OBC on the cruise
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Oh- and as far as transportation, I paid $69 roundtrip per person. The magical express to and from the airport is free, and the roundtrip cruise bus actually services most resorts now (that was the $69 charge). Some people rent cars but I'm a single parent of 2 little ones and the hassle of renting a one way car with them (and luggage) in tow is too stressful.

Disney did some restructuring which is why some of the previous posts are a little out of date
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