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  • On Jul 11, 2023
    Justin 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.

    I’m planning on taking a cruise out of Cape Canaveral and wanted to extending my trip with a stay at WDW. Is there a way to link your itineraries and are there any advantages? Also, can you split WDW with a few days before and after cruise?

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

    My family just loves to do exactly what you are describing, a Disney Vacation by Land and Sea! We travel to Port Canaveral all the way from California so it's not hard for me to decide to double the Disney magic by spending time onboard Disney Cruise Line and exploring Walt Disney World

    You have a few options when you decide to combine the two destinations into one fabulous vacation. First, you may choose to book each component separately. This is my favorite method because I find it easier to prepare for the Walt Disney World portion of my trip when I've booked it on my own. Second, you can choose to call Disney Cruise Line and ask them to reserve pre-cruise and/or post-cruise night stays at a Walt Disney World Resort of your choosing. The final option is to use a trusted travel agent to take care of the booking for you. This is the most hands-off method and a great choice if you want someone else to take care of the details of travel planning. If you decide to choose a travel agent but you don't know where to find one, you might consider reaching out to your friends and family on social media to ask for some recommendations. 

    The final component for a seamless transition between the two experiences is to plan for transportation between Port Canaveral and the Walt Disney World Resort. The easiest way to travel between the two is to call Disney Cruise Line and ask to add ground transfers to your reservation. From Port Canaveral, you can use Disney Cruise Line transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport or a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. 

    You can absolutely visit Walt Disney World before and after your cruise if you so choose. I do recommend that you view the terms of the theme park tickets you would like to buy very carefully and consider the length of your sailing.  For example, a five-day theme park ticket can be used on non-consecutive days, but will only be valid for a total of eight days. You need to make sure you choose tickets that will be valid before and after your sailing. 

    I hope this information helps you to plan one amazing adventure! Please cruise back to us at planDisney if you have any further questions. My pals and I would love to help!

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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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