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  • We r cruising 4 1st time in Dec 2012, 3 nites 2 Bahamas b4 wk in WDW, Trav w/3 kids,what time do we need 2 arrive at ship on Planning on flying in that day! GrTrans. says back to airport after cruise,can we be taken to resort after cruise?THX
  • - Asked by Michelle from Ohio on 9/1/2011
  • Hi, Michelle!

    That's fantastic that you have a Disney cruise planned before your Walt Disney World vacation -- I think that's the best of both worlds! On Embarkation Day, you will need to arrive at Orlando International Airport (MCO) no later than 1:45 p.m. in order to ensure that you are safely on the ship before sailing. The port terminal opens around 11 a.m., and everyone must be on the ship by 4 p.m. I personally like to be of the first on the ship since the sooner you're on board, the sooner the vacation begins!

    For Disney Cruise Line (DCL) ground transportation, you can be taken to the Walt Disney World (WDW) resort.  You'll just need to make note of your WDW stay on your DCL reservation by going online to the Planning Center on or by calling 800-951-3532.  I hope this helps clears things up for you.  Let me know if you think of other questions before you sail.

    Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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