There are three transportation alternatives you can take on your way to Port Canaveral where the famed Disney Cruise Line docks. You can book a town car or a limousine (Daytona Beach Limo Service from MCO to Disney World), take the Disney motor coach, or rent a vehicle. The most obvious choice is to take the Disney Cruise shuttle, which is a pre-booked transfer as part of the package. If you bought a cruise only package, you can board the bus at Terminal A, for a land/sea package, the bus will meet you at your hotel on schedule. Several Disney cruise members are scattered around the airport to entertain queries regarding the shuttle departure schedule and process (Orange County Limo).
The motor coaches (Jacksonville International Airport Transportation) operate on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and do not leave until the bus is filled. The downside to this is that if you arrive during the peak season—despite the high number of coaches deployed to accommodate passengers—the queue for the ride is extremely long.
On the other hand, if you visit during the off-peak period, it will take as much as two hours and a half before the bus is filled and ready to depart. The elapsed waiting time is inconvenient if you intend to catch the check-in schedule for Palo and spa reservations. The rate for a one-way ride is $35 per person and $69 for a round-trip ticket. Daily departure begins at 10:30 in the morning.
Car rental (Cape Canaveral Limousine Service) is also a good option because you are free to make a stopover for last-minute necessities. Orlando is the largest car rental market in the world and you can choose from many companies providing this service within and outside the airport.
Depending on your contracted car provider (Orlando Tranportation to Port Canaveral), you may have to take a shuttle or a taxi in order for you to get to the cruise terminal. That is why you need to consider the proximity of the off-site rental facility to Port Canaveral. Budget, Avis, Thrifty, and Hertz have offices in the area. And since you are driving, you might as well orient yourself with the Orlando-Cape Canaveral-Port Canaveral route.
Another viable option is to reserve an SUV or luxury vehicle. This is economical if you are travelling with a group of more than four persons because they charge a flat rate per vehicle and the cost can be divided amongst the number of passengers. It is (Orlando Limo Service from MCO to Disney) extremely convenient because the carrier is booked exclusively, so you will not have to share it with another group and can leave for the cruise terminal immediately. You can go on your way at the agreed schedule and in case you arrive too early to board, the chauffeur can show you the nearby tourist spots.
Companies that specialize in cruise terminal transfers are Tiffany Towncar, Ace Luxury, Orlando Limousine, Mears, and Happy Limo, among others. You should identify which cruise (Orlando Port Canaveral Cruise Transportation) you are on, because Disney Magic and Disney Wonder have different boarding areas.
Disney cruise is a grand vacation of a lifetime for you and your family, but remember that ‘how you get there’ should be is as splendid as the destination.