Walking on The Beach
  • On Apr 26, 2022
    Dorothy from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are flying in from NJ, do we go to the Miami Airport? And does the Disney bus pick us up from there? We land at 1:30 is that too late?

    Welcome to planDisney Dorothy!

    I am so happy to hear you are planning a Disney Cruise! With so much to do on board, everyone in your travel party will find their favorite activity whether it is a day of pampering at the Senses Spa, enjoying fine dining at Palo, or just lounging by the pool and soaking up the sun!

    The Miami Airport will be the closest airport to PortMiami. It is about a 30-minute drive from airport to port. The Disney Cruise Line website suggests a flight landing no later than 1:30pm. However, if it all possible, I personally suggest an earlier flight so you can enjoy more time on the ship and not be stressed about any airport delays. I usually try to fly in the day before and stay at a local hotel and select an early boarding time. Check flight schedules for your best options. 

    Ground transfers from the Miami Airport to PortMiami can be added on by calling 800-951-3532. The cost is $21 per guest each way (price subject to change). Have your flight information handy when calling. When landing at the airport, gather your luggage before heading to the port. 

    From your question, I am guessing you are sailing out of Miami. However, if sailing out of Port Canaveral, Orlando International Airport will be the closest airport. It is about a 1-hour drive from airport to port, with a $39 charge per guest each way (price subject to change).

    Flights home should not be scheduled to depart prior to 11:30am per the DCL website. This allows time for the ship to be cleared by local authorities, plus you can enjoy one last delicious breakfast before heading back home. 

    Wishing you the happiest of sailings on your beautiful Disney Cruise Line ship!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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