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  • On Jul 18, 2023
    Isabel from Guatemala Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will the DCL Shuttle from Orlando to Port Canaveral pick us up at a Good Neighbor Hotel or only at the ones on property? We are still deciding where to sleep for one night only prior our cruise.

    Hello, Isabel! Thanks for sailing to planDisney with your question. Welcome!

    If you would like to book ground transportation through Disney Cruise Line from the Orlando area to Port Canaveral, transportation can be arranged from the Orlando International Airport, or from a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. This does not include Good Neighbor Hotels and is limited to Walt Disney World Resort Hotels exclusively. 

    Some guests like to stay at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport hotel and use the Disney Cruise Line transportation from the airport on the morning of their sailing. That option is great for flights that get in late and for those who just want to walk a few steps from their plane to their hotel room.

    I personally love to enjoy a Walt Disney World Resort with my family to add some extra magic to our Disney Cruise experience. We recently stayed at Disney's Pop Century Resort for a night before our cruise and enjoyed riding Disney Skyliner and exploring nearby dining options. We've also gone a more luxurious route and stayed at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge before a cruise. We loved the chance to see beautiful animals from the hotel and enjoyed the theming of the resort as well as the excellent restaurant options. 

    There are so many choices for you and I hope you have fun deciding what might be best for your travel party. You are welcome to book the hotel portion of your cruise on your own. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel or decide to stay at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport hotel, you can also call Disney Cruise Line and ask them to add it to your cruise booking.

    One final option for you, Isabel. If you decide to stay at the Walt Disney World Swan or Dolphin Resorts, you could purchase a ground transfer from Disney's Beach Club Resort or Disney's Boardwalk Inn, however, you will be responsible for getting from your hotel with your luggage to the nearby Walt Disney World Resort for your ground transfer. I hope that information helps as you plan for your Disney Cruise Line vacation!

    Have an incredible time!

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Meet the Panelist: Adrianna, California

Welcome, fellow voyagers! Like my favorite bibliophile princess, I want adventure in the great wide somewhere! I’m a wife, a mom of two, and my favorite way to find adventure is on board the Disney Cruise Line. I’d love to help you and your sailing crew plan for your own adventures, filled with magic and memories that last a lifetime. Learn More About Adrianna

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