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  1. SweetMissy

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    I know magical express takes you to and from the airport and I've seen pictures of their cruiseline bus. Do they also do this from the airports to the ports?
     
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  3. j&j620

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    Yes, but there is an additional cost whereas with the Magical Express to WDW there is not.
     
  4. Cruisefan2

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    Yes they do same deal as magical express but for an extra fee
     
  5. Namsupak

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    You can book transport from MCO to port canaveral for $70 pp round trip. We do this sometimes but given we are traveling with 4 people now we are using private cars for transportation. The cost is just slightly more expensive but we get to pick our own times.
     
  6. SweetMissy

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    The cruise we're looking at leaves out of Miami. Do they only bus from Orlando?
     
  7. living20057

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    Im not sure about the bus, but you can get a cab for $25 to the airport. Cabs will be lined up when you get off. We took a cruise out of Miami last month. Also if your coming a day prior to the cruise, Comfort Suites Miami has free airport pickup and port drop off.
     
  8. lanejudy

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    I could be wrong but I believe DCL is offering transport from Miami airport to port. If you can't find how to schedule it online, just call and ask. I think we had to call to add it to our MCO/Port Canaveral sailing last winter.

    Enjoy your cruise!
     
  9. kcashner

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    DCL has done transfers for every port we have ever cruised out of--Barcelona, Dover, Seattle, Galveston, etc. as well as PC. I don't know for sure about Miami, but my gut says they are offering transfers--call DCL or your TA.
     
  10. SweetMissy

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    But they charge? If so, that's a bit disappointing considering magical express is included in the price you pay.
     
  11. kcashner

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    Yes, they charge....a lot. $35 per person each way at Port Canaveral. It has been more and less at other ports.

    My favorite was Dover--DCL was charging $85 per person one way for transfers. We took the express bus from Victoria Station to the Dover bus station for 4 British pounds per person (a little under $6) and then paid a total of 5 pounds to take the group to the terminal! The bus made 2 stops along the way. We did go to Dover a day early and spend the night there (and the Dover hotel was way less than the London hotel!) We loved Dover!
     
  12. SweetMissy

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    That stinks! I was thinking it would be like magical express. :( I guess a taxi would be cheaper.
     
  13. NancyIL

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    The distance between the Orlando Airport to Port Canaveral is about twice that from MCO to WDW. A one-way rental car each way is usually the cheapest way to get to and from the port.

    From Miami - I'd look into shuttles or a taxi to the port.
     
  14. kcashner

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    The poster is cruising from Miami. Another poster has quoted a cab at $25.
     
  15. jillgunter

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    I would just do a cab for Miami. The port is not a long way away. Cheaper and faster I am sure. We have done cabs from Miami when cruising. Porters will be waiting to get your bags.
     
  16. NancyIL

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    I saw that after I first posted.

    There's a self-serving reason for WDW to include complimentary Magical Express transportation from the airport to WDW resorts: they don't want people to rent cars and leave Disney property!
     
  17. kcashner

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    Exactly! No car means that you eat at WDW restaurants and that other area attractions are inaccessible. Having a vehicle at WDW means that you can save tons of money by eating off property, making a grocery stop on the way (just getting milk, juice, and cereal will save a bundle!), etc. One day spent at another attraction will lose Disney more money than the bus transportation costs them.
     
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    We've been cruising with DCL since January 2006 and they've always charged for DCL transport - about the same amount each time, I think ($30-ish?).

    Magical Express is free, but getting the guests who fly into Orlando to WDW increases resort traffic/revenue vs non-Disney hotels, eh?
     

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