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Old 03-16-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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DCL transportation from Port to Resort, ETA

We are staying at Disney Resorts before and after our cruise in May and I had a few questions regarding the bus service.

I'm mainly trying to figure out what time we will get to the resort after getting off the ship. After the cruise we are staying at AKV.

Are there specific times that the DCL buses run? Will we have instructions on when and where to meet for the buses?

Also, what is the procedure for luggage? Is it similar to DME, where they bring our luggage to our room at the resort? Or are we responsible for our own luggage?

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We are staying at Disney Resorts before and after our cruise in May and I had a few questions regarding the bus service.

I'm mainly trying to figure out what time we will get to the resort after getting off the ship. After the cruise we are staying at AKV.

Are there specific times that the DCL buses run? Will we have instructions on when and where to meet for the buses?

Also, what is the procedure for luggage? Is it similar to DME, where they bring our luggage to our room at the resort? Or are we responsible for our own luggage?

TIA!!!
You will place your bags outside your room the last night (usually by 10:00 pm). They will be taken off the ship and into the terminal. After breakfast, you will disembark, pick up your bags, go through Customs, exit the terminal and check in with the DCL transfer service. They will direct you to the proper bus, there you hand over your bags to the driver and get on the bus. The busses are lined up and depart when full. Sorry, I don't know how it goes once you're at the resort. Hopefully, someone else will chime in here.
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All you do is leave the luggage you don't want to carry outside your room. You will need to pick it up at the port and carry it through customs. Then they will put it on the bus you are going to your resort on. As to how long it will take, it totally depends on how many resorts you're scheduled to stop at. Once you're at the resort, you collect your luggage when they unload it from the bus, and you just check in. If your room is not ready, you can store your luggage and do whatever you want.

You're at AKV! If my room wasn't ready, I'd store the luggage except for valuables in carryons, go down to Sanaa and have lunch. In the bar if I couldn't be seated in the restaurant.
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You will place your bags outside your room the last night (usually by 10:00 pm). They will be taken off the ship and into the terminal. After breakfast, you will disembark, pick up your bags, go through Customs, exit the terminal and check in with the DCL transfer service. They will direct you to the proper bus, there you hand over your bags to the driver and get on the bus. The busses are lined up and depart when full. Sorry, I don't know how it goes once you're at the resort. Hopefully, someone else will chime in here.
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All you do is leave the luggage you don't want to carry outside your room. You will need to pick it up at the port and carry it through customs. Then they will put it on the bus you are going to your resort on. As to how long it will take, it totally depends on how many resorts you're scheduled to stop at. Once you're at the resort, you collect your luggage when they unload it from the bus, and you just check in. If your room is not ready, you can store your luggage and do whatever you want.

You're at AKV! If my room wasn't ready, I'd store the luggage except for valuables in carryons, go down to Sanaa and have lunch. In the bar if I couldn't be seated in the restaurant.


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