One of the most popular options for guests considering a Disney Cruise Line Vacation is adding a stay at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, either before or after the cruise. Formerly known as the 7 night land/sea package, this option now allows you to customize your entire vacation.
With any 2012 3, 4 or 5-night cruise aboard the Disney Dream or any 7-night Caribbean sailing aboard the Disney Magic or Fantasy guests can add up to 21 days prior to and/or after their cruise at any one of the 18 Walt Disney World Resort hotels plus up to a 5-day park hopper pass for everyone in their party. Resort rooms include standard rooms at all value, moderate and deluxe resorts (except for Fort Wilderness) and one bedroom villas at Old Key West and Saratoga Springs Resort. Room upgrades can be requested as well. 2011 dates are available for the cruise only and a resort stay cannot be added at this time.
The benefits of this 'all inclusive' vacation are evident. Your resort stay with tickets includes unlimited admission to the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios for the number of days on the tickets. Next comes your Disney cruise which includes all of your meals and entertainment while aboard the Disney Wonder or Disney Magic.
The ports of call on the 3 and 4 night cruises are Nassau in the Bahamas and Castaway Cay (Disney's private island). The 4 night cruise includes a day at sea where you can enjoy the onboard activities. The 5-night cruise includes a stop at either Key West, Florida or another day at Disney’s Castaway Cay.
The 7-night Disney Magic and Fantasy Cruises are either an Eastern or Western Caribbean cruise. The ports of call for the 7-night Western Caribbean cruise are Key West, Florida, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Castaway Cay. The ports of call for the 7 night Eastern Caribbean cruise are St. Maarten, St. Thomas (with port adventures to St. John) and Castaway Cay.
When Disney first launched its Cruise Line, the 3 and 4-night cruises were the only options available to guests. The experience was so fantastic that the number one guest comment after these cruises was for a longer cruise. Even though Disney has a 7-night cruise, the 3 and 4-night cruises continue to be very popular.