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Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line' started by montyz81, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. montyz81

    montyz81 Well-Known Member

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    Is this still offered as a package? My family wants to cruise for 4 or so days and then go to the parks for 4 or so days. I thought there was a package offered on DisneyParks website, but I can't seem to find it.
     
  2. ChuckElias

    ChuckElias Well-Known Member

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    No, there's no longer a package vacation. It's easy to arrange, but the two pieces have to be booked separately by your travel agent. I do this a lot for my clients.
     
  3. Ralphlaw

    Ralphlaw Well-Known Member

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    As I've said in prior posts, I would suggest booking the land part of it before the cruise part of it. Disney can be very slow at getting people to the parks after disembarking from the ship. We were recently on the Fantasy, up at 6 am., at breakfast before 7, and through customs and baggage by 7:30. We then sat in the terminal parking lot for more than an hour before the coach finally set out for the parks. Why a faster system to get us back to the parks isn't in place is beyond me.

    For a company that prides itself on putting the guest first, they sure know how to roust us out of bed before dawn and then cage us up in a parking lot for an hour. I thought "Hurry up and wait" was a pejorative term applied to the Army and DMV, not the greatest entertainment and hospitality company the world has ever known.
     
  4. Kingdom Konsultant

    Kingdom Konsultant WDWMAGIC Board Sponsor Premium Member WDWMAGIC Sponsor

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    They stopped doing this a while ago. I never booked them together even when you could since you couldn't apply a discount to the land portion if one came out if they were tied together.
    I agree with @Ralphlaw with how long it takes for them to transport you when you disembark. If I plan to go to the parks after, I either have a vehicle or I hire a town car service to take me. I have no patience lol

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  5. Ralphlaw

    Ralphlaw Well-Known Member

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    Diabolical. A whole line of busses with angry and tired people in a parking lot for more than an hour. How can that possibly be considered an acceptable business practice for the 3+ disembarkations that DCL has every week at Port Canaveral? That's more than 500 people per week getting systematically angry at Disney's unwillingness to get the buses moving. Instead of one bus per three resorts, why not 2 buses per 6 or 7 resorts? An early bus and a later bus. Yeah, some people might get annoyed if they're the last stop or two, but most people would vastly prefer being on the road within a reasonable time after rousting our carcasses out of bed. The average time from wake up to WDW resort would be much faster, and the frustration of sitting idle would be minimized. Even the illusion of moving and arriving faster has its benefits. Again, diabolical. Get those busses moving.
     
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  6. Kingdom Konsultant

    Kingdom Konsultant WDWMAGIC Board Sponsor Premium Member WDWMAGIC Sponsor

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    The 1 and only time that I took the transfer from the port back to WDW we went to the airport first and I was seriously not happy. I don't have time for this lol

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  7. Ralphlaw

    Ralphlaw Well-Known Member

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    Next time, even if I'm early seating, I'm sleeping in. Get up at 7, go to breakfast, apologize to my waiters for being late, grab my bags, go through customs, and hit the bus after 8:30. Of course, the angry looks from the early risers on the bus won't be fun, but so be it.
     
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    Kingdom Konsultant WDWMAGIC Board Sponsor Premium Member WDWMAGIC Sponsor

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    I usually cruise with my daughter and she lives in Orlando so she drops me off where ever now lol
    I don't blame you @Ralphlaw lol

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  9. EOD K9

    EOD K9 Well-Known Member

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    On our last cruise our bus was full at 830 and we still left after 9.
     

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