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  • On Nov 28, 2023
    Diane from QC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, We are cruising on the NCL Escape next January. After the cruise, we have a 7day vacation package booked at the Caribbean Beach Resort. Does Disney provide transfers from Port Canaveral to the Resort? Thank you

    Hi Diane,  

    Thanks for bringing your thoughtful question to planDisney! A land-and-sea vacation in the winter months sounds perfect, and I’m happy to share how to connect your cruise to your Disney resort stay.  

    Unfortunately, ground transportation is only available from Port Canaveral to Walt Disney World for Guests sailing with Disney Cruise Line. This service is purchased with your Disney Cruise Line reservation and is not available as an a la carte option to a Disney Resorts Collection hotel when sailing with other cruise lines. Since you are sailing with Norwegian Cruise Line, the ground transportation with Disney is not available to reserve. This is a personalized, reservation-based transport with a per-person fee that is aligned with your Disney Cruise Line reservation and not a regular shuttle or public bus available to general guests at Port Canaveral.

    From Port Canaveral, you have a few options to smoothly get to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. You can use a rideshare service such as Lyft or Uber or request one of the many taxis in queue nearby. I suggest you request this once you have your luggage in hand and have cleared U.S. Customs at the port terminal. 

    You may choose to rent a car for the day to drive yourself – there are many car rental companies at Port Canaveral, and you could select a brand that also serves Disney’s Car Care Center. I’ve done this before and it’s very seamless. Each rental company has shuttles to their Port Canaveral location once you get off the ship. You’ll quickly get your vehicle and be on your way; Walt Disney World Resort is a direct 45-minute drive from the coast. You can then return the vehicle to Disney’s Car Care Center located in the Magic Kingdom area. Upon returning your vehicle, they have a complimentary shuttle to take you to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Or, you may choose to keep the vehicle for the duration of your stay and return it to Orlando International Airport before departure. Be sure to indicate the different drop-off location when reserving, as the default selection is typically to return to the same pick-up location but you wouldn’t be returning to Port Canaveral.  

    Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will be a perfect tropical hideaway for you and offer a similar vibe from your cruise, Diane. I love the central location and ease of the Disney Skyliner to get to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. Be sure and stroll to the nearby Disney’s Riviera Resort for a delicious meal and a taste of the stunning ambiance; this resort honors Walt Disney’s special vacations to Europe with his family and is a fun place to visit even if not staying there.

    I hope this helps you think through options for connecting your upcoming cruise with your fabulous Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Please let us know how else we can help you make the most of this visit.  

    Wishing you smooth sailing and a magical escape, 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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