Dream; full boat; sailing in water
  • On Aug 20, 2023
    John from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If sailing on DCL from South Hampton what is the recommended hotels and transportation services

    Hello, John! Thank you for visiting planDisney. 

    Disney Cruise Line's European destinations are amazing! My family cruised the Mediterranean last summer, and I’ve since added the Norwegian Fjords to my bucket list. I’m happy to help you plan your stay across the pond.

    It took us a few days to adjust to the time change. Arriving early is a great idea. The recommended London hotels are the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London and the Hyatt Regency London. A Disney Cruise Line Reservation Specialist can add a hotel stay to your reservation and book ground transportation from the airport to the hotel and the Port of Southampton. 

    If you choose to tackle London on your own, you can hop on the train from London to Southampton on embarkation day. My family did this when we sailed out of Dover. It was easy to reserve our tickets online, and we arrived on time. There are frequent trains from London to Southampton Central Station. The London Waterloo high-speed train operated by Southwestern Railway runs every 30 minutes, with a travel time of around 75 minutes. You can then take a taxi from the train station to the port. We found plenty of taxis waiting at the station. 

    Before you know it, you’ll be zipping up your suitcases. If you need some packing inspiration, take a look at this handy Packing Checklist. If you want to sound like a local, you can call your vacation a “holiday,” and don’t forget to order fish and “chips” instead of fries.  

    SEAS the adventure!
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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