Bus Transfers, Parking Fees and Luggage Questionss

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  1. Empress Room

    Empress Room Mouseketeer

    May 15, 2007
    I have only cruised on DCL using the bus transfer option, but I'm heading down for a four-day (Member Cruise) in October and adding three days on the back end to go to WDW. Since we'll be renting a car at some point any way, I'm trying to figure out whether or not it makes sense (financial and otherwise) to do so at the beginning of the cruise - paying to park at Port Canaveral - instead of renting one on Thursday back at the airport or one of the resorts (I'm staying at Polynesian).

    (There seems to be some dated and conflicting info on this topic, hence my new thread.)

    Here are the questions:

    1. What is the current price of DCL bus transfers (round trip)?

    2. What is the current daily rate to park at Port Canaveral?

    3. Am I correct that I must claim my own luggage and transport it from MCO and take it to Port Canaveral if I choose not to purchase transfers, or will DCL truck it?

    4. If I transport my own luggage, am I stuck with it from the time of embarkation until I have access to my stateroom, or will the DCL crew deliver it to my cabin?

  2. mommasita

    mommasita DIS VETERAN Moderator

    Aug 3, 2004
    Hi...Let me try to help here.

    1) Cruise Only
    (round-trip airport to Port Canaveral) $59 per person

    2) 12$ per day, prepaid to park at the port.

    3) You are correct

    4) You will NOT have to transport your own luggage, you will drop it off at the
    pier. The only thing you will have is your carry on. Your luggage will arrive in
    your stateroom throughout the afternoon. Keep in mind you will have to keep
    whatever you don't check until approx. 1:30 when they open up the rooms.

    Hope this helps.
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  4. DrCavin

    DrCavin DIS Veteran

    Jan 17, 2003
    1). I think it is $69 per person rt & $39 pp one-way....
  5. mommasita

    mommasita DIS VETERAN Moderator

    Aug 3, 2004
    Yes, that is correct..I made an error...It is 69$
  6. outahere

    outahere DIS Veteran

    Aug 12, 2002
    If you are going to rent a car after the cruise, I think you'll find it cheaper, overall, to rent one in Cape Canaveral and drive to WDW. If you take the DCL bus back to MCO or to the Poly, you will pay for the transfer plus the rental car.
  7. mattmommy

    mattmommy Mouseketeer<br><font color=green>My DS loves rice.

    Aug 11, 2003
    When we did the four day way back when they only had one ship we did WDW before and after and it made sense for the four of us (adults) to park at the port.

    Look at the rates of car rental and do the math. It depends on when you sail and rent.

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