Planning Tips for Disney Land and Sea Vacations
May 12, 2017
Get ready to set sail on two magical Disney vacations in one and go from surf to turf when you book a Land and Sea vacation package! Sail with Disney Cruise Line before or after your Walt Disney World® Resort vacation to experience the perfect balance of high-seas adventure and Theme Park bliss.
This amazing Disney vacation package has many benefits, such as, your Resort stay with tickets to Walt Disney World® Resort that includes unlimited admission to all four Theme Parks. And, your Disney cruise includes almost everything you and your family could hope for when it comes to meals and entertainment.
Not to mention you’re able to get even more from your vacation when you take advantage of your Disney® Visa® Cardmember perks and use your Disney Rewards Dollars both on land and at sea.1 When booking the sea portion of your trip, remember to enter your Disney Visa Card during online check-in or onboard at Guest Relations to use as your form of payment for all onboard purchases! Read on for how to cruise into all the savings on this ultimate two-part vacation!2
Depart from Port Canaveral
Leaving from Port Canaveral, Florida (near Orlando, Florida), your Disney cruise offers a variety of departure dates to the Bahamas or the Caribbean. Choose between three tropics-bound cruise ships: Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy or Disney Wonder. Itineraries range from 3 to 7 nights! There are multiple options available to select from for your dream vacation.
From there it’s all about kicking back and relaxing with Disney Cruise Line’s unforgettable itineraries that offer something for everyone. Whether you’re seeking relaxing adult time or one-of-a-kind family activities, here are three special perks that Disney Visa Cardmembers can dive into onboard Disney Cruise Line.
1. Meet Some of Your Favorite Characters
Leave the camera at home and let Disney Cruise Line photographers capture your family memories. From Character greetings to candid encounters, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to strike a pose! Disney Visa Cardmembers are eligible to receive 10% off non-discounted 10-photo, 15-photo, 20-photo and all-inclusive digital photo packages.3
2. Snag a Souvenir
Capture the high-seas spirit with vacation fundamentals like Mickey Mouse Ears, tees and more. Disney Cruise Line has plenty of special souvenir options you and your loved ones can enjoy almost anywhere while you’re still at sea or at home. Cardmembers save 10% on select merchandise purchases of $50 or more on board!4
3. Senses Spa & Salon
Parents can enjoy some time to themselves while kiddos enjoy fun activities supervised by specially-trained Disney counselors. Relax and unwind in an expansive ocean view sanctuary while you rejuvenate with elegant spa services. Cardmembers get 20% off select onboard massages or facial treatments.5
In addition to these activities and the great perks that come along with them, you’ll enjoy a plethora of other unforgettable experiences. Have a karaoke showdown, splash your way through freshwater pools or catch a nighttime movie. From fantastically-themed restaurants to dazzling deck parties to exciting shore excursions, the entire family will have memories that last a lifetime.
Pit Stop: Port Canaveral to Orlando
But wait! Your Disney vacation is not over yet. After washing the sea and sand out of your hair, you’re ready to extend the magic by visiting Walt Disney World® Resort. Convenient transfers can be arranged between Port Canaveral and Walt Disney World® Resort so you stay in full relaxation mode.
Arrive at Walt Disney World® Resort
With two Disney Cruise Line homeports in Florida, it’s super easy to enjoy all four Theme Parks at Walt Disney World® Resort before or after setting sail on a cruise. And staying at a Disney Resort hotel not only keeps you in close proximity to the Parks, but you’ll also enjoy a variety of other advantages like early access to FastPass+ planning and Extra Magic Hours.
Once at Walt Disney World® Resort, use your Disney Visa Card to take advantage of these three amazing perks while you relax, dine and play!
1. Strike a Pose with Some Favorite Characters
Meeting some of your favorite Disney Characters is a unique opportunity not to be passed up. And it gets even better when it’s a private event reserved just for you! At Walt Disney World® Resort, stop by our exclusive Cardmember Character Experience at Epcot and the Star Wars™ Character Experience in Disney’s Hollywood Studios® to meet and pose with some of your favorite friends.6
2. Grab Some Grub
Satisfy hunger pangs when you dine at some classic can’t-miss Walt Disney World® Resort restaurants. Receive 10% off select dining locations most days at Walt Disney World® Resort (restrictions may apply).7
3. Get Some Fresh Air
From carriage rides to horseback trail rides, there are plenty of unique outdoor activities to be had at Walt Disney World® Resort, and Cardmembers get 10% off the non-discounted price of select recreation experiences.8
Cruise First or Parks First?
Whether you choose to stay and play at your favorite Walt Disney World® Resort first and then finish it off with a relaxing cruise, or vice versa, you can’t go wrong with the order you choose! But, Mom’s Panel experts advise if you plan to go full throttle at the Parks (get in every attraction, take advantage of Extra Magic Hours, etc.), consider doing the “land” portion of your vacation first. Then, relax on-board by sleeping in and laying by the pool, for an “easier” adjustment back to real life.
Ready to explore the big blue ocean and four amazing Theme Parks? As an ongoing Cardmember perk, you get special vacation financing on select Disney vacation packages purchased with your Disney Visa Card.9
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