Orlando is already one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, but there’s a way to take it to a completely different level. The Central Florida area is home to one of the most popular cruise ship ports in the country, making it easy to go from seeing all that Orlando has to offer, to relaxing on the high seas bound for a tropical paradise.
If you’re traveling from out of state, combining a cruise with your Orlando vacation is a great way to save on traveling costs, and will give your family memories that will last a lifetime. Though Port Canaveral is less than an hour from Orlando, you are essentially planning two complete vacations, and you will need to prepare accordingly. Here are some tips to keep in mind for getting the most out of your big trip:
Schedule your cruise for after your Orlando visit
There’s just so much to see and do in Orlando that it can be hard to avoid expending a lot of energy in the process. While a fun and memorable time, being on the go non-stop can result in you being more drained after your vacation than before you left.
Scheduling a cruise as a way to end your trip to Florida is one of the best ways to ensure your batteries are recharged before heading back to everyday life.
Pack for the entire vacation
When you choose your hotel for your stay in Orlando, be sure to choose one that offers a laundry facility or laundry service, like we do here at the Rosen Inn. You’re going to be away from home for a while, and being able to do laundry is important.
Check your cruise line’s website for information about your trip. Will there be themed nights that you’ll need to plan for? Sometimes there are formal nights on cruises that are fun to participate in, but you’ll need to pack an outfit in advance for it. Between special occasions, airline baggage fees, and the time you’ll be out of town, repeating outfits is a likely scenario.
Take an extra day after your cruise
If your schedule allows it, book an extra night with us after your cruise gets back to port. Few things are as relaxing as a Caribbean cruise, but rushing to the airport to get home immediately afterwards can ruin your relaxed state. If you live in an area where the beach is something you don’t often get to see, taking an extra day to enjoy Florida’s famous beaches is well worth it.
Above all else, enjoy your vacation
While it can seem a little daunting to coordinate two vacations into one, when the time comes, enjoy every moment. Don’t overdo it or worry about small details, and be sure to return home rested, recharged, and full of memories.
For the Orlando part of your vacation, book your stay with the Rosen Inn. Our rooms are not only luxurious, but they are affordable as well. We are located just a short distance from the attractions and entertainment that makes Orlando one of the leading tourist destinations anywhere. Call us today at (407) 996-8585 to book your room.