Disney Cruises From San Diego

Experience the magic of Disney by embarking on a cruise from the Port of San Diego. With itineraries ranging from two to fourteen nights, guests can travel to ports on the Baja Peninsula, the Mexican Riviera, and other Pacific Coast destinations. In this article, you will learn about Disney cruises from San Diego, including departure dates, prices, ships, ports of call, and the San Diego cruise terminal information.

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Dates & Itineraries: San Diego Disney Cruises

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Image © Disney

Here is a list of Disney cruises departing from San Diego between October 2023 and May 2024.

Some sail dates below are themed sailings which include special onboard activities:

🎃 Halloween on the High Seas: These sail dates include special Halloween activities and décor onboard the ship.

🎄 Very Merrytime Cruise: These sail dates include special holiday activities and décor onboard the ship.

2-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego

Seaside steps in Ensenada, Mexico
Cruise Day Port
Day 1 San Diego, California
Day 2 Ensenada, Mexico
Day 3 San Diego, California

2023 Sail Dates

  • November 11 – 13, 2023 on Disney Magic | From $1,544 USD

2024 Sail Dates

  • None currently scheduled

3-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego

Boats in the water at Catalina Island
Cruise Day Port
Day 1 San Diego, California
Day 2 Catalina Island, California
Day 3 Ensenada, Mexico
Day 4 San Diego, California

2003 Sail Dates

  • None currently scheduled

2024 Sail Dates

  • April 11 – 14, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $1,799 USD
  • April 18 – 21, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $1,799 USD
  • May 2 – 5, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $1,799 USD

3-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego

A Disney Cruise ship sails on the open ocean
Cruise Day Port
Day 1 San Diego, California
Day 2 Day at Sea
Day 3 Ensenada, Mexico
Day 4 San Diego, California

2023 Sail Dates

  • April 20 – 23, 2023 on Disney Wonder | From $2,107 USD | 🔶 Port order reversed
  • May 4 – 7, 2023 on Disney Wonder | From $1,837 USD | 🔶 Port order reversed
  • October 19 – 22, 2023 on Disney Magic | From $2,044 USD | 🎃 Halloween on the High Seas
  • October 26 – 29, 2023 on Disney Magic | From $2,026 USD | 🎃 Halloween on the High Seas

2024 Sail Dates

  • None currently available

4-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego

A wide-open view of the ocean, with the edge of the deck of a Disney Cruise Ship barely visible
Cruise Day Port
Day 1 San Diego, California
Day 2 Catalina Island, California
Day 3 Ensenada, Mexico
Day 4 Day at Sea
Day 5 San Diego, California

2023 Sail Dates

  • March 29 – April 2, 2023 on Disney Wonder | From $2,565 USD
  • October 22 – 26, 2023 on Disney Magic | From $2,319 USD | 🎃 Halloween on the High Seas
  • November 25 – 29, 2023 on Disney Magic | From $2,271 USD| 🎄 Very Merrytime Cruise
  • November 29 – December 3, 2023 on Disney Magic | From $2,194 USD| 🎄 Very Merrytime Cruise

2024 Sail Dates

  • March 15 – 19, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $2,095 USD
  • March 19 – 23, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $2,063 USD
  • March 30 – April 3, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $2,735 USD
  • April 3 – 7, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $2,615 USD
  • April 7 – 11, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $1,919 USD
  • April 14 – 18, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $1,919 USD
  • April 28 – May 2, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $1,919 USD
  • May 5 – 9, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $1,919 USD

4-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego

Giant rock formations in the water at Cabo San Lucas
Cruise Day Port
Day 1 San Diego, California
Day 2 Day at Sea
Day 3 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Day 4 Day at Sea
Day 5 San Diego, California

2023 Sail Dates

  • April 16 – 20, 2023 on Disney Wonder | From $5,119 USD
  • April 30 – May 4, 2023 on Disney Wonder | From $3,149 USD
  • May 7 – 11, 2023 on Disney Wonder | From $2,685 USD
  • October 29 – November 2, 2023 on Disney Magic | From $2,316 USD | 🎃 Halloween on the High Seas
  • November 2 – 6, 2023 on Disney Magic | From $2,144 USD

2024 Sail Dates

  • None currently available

4-Night Pacific Coast Cruise from San Diego Ending in Vancouver

Aerial view of a Disney Cruise Ship at the Canada Place cruise terminal in Vancouver
Cruise Day Port
Day 1 San Diego, California
Day 2 Day at Sea
Day 3 Day at Sea
Day 4 Victoria (British Columbia), Canada
Day 5 Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada

2023 Sail Dates

  • May 11 – 15, 2023 on Disney Wonder | From $1,940 | 🔶 One-way cruise ending in Vancouver

2024 Sail Dates

  • May 9 – 13, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $1,879 | 🔶 One-way cruise ending in Vancouver

7-Night Mexican Riviera Cruise from San Diego

Cruise Day Port
Day 1 San Diego, California
Day 2 Day at Sea
Day 3 Day at Sea
Day 4 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Day 5 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Day 6 Day at Sea
Day 7 Ensenada, Mexico
Day 8 San Diego, California

2023 Sail Dates

  • None currently available

2024 Sail Dates

  • April 21 – 28, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $3,443 USD

7-Night Mexican Riviera Cruise from San Diego

Cruise Day Port
Day 1 San Diego, California
Day 2 Day at Sea
Day 3 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Day 4 Mazatlán, Mexico
Day 5 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Day 6 Day at Sea
Day 7 Day at Sea
Day 8 San Diego, California

2023 Sail Dates

  • April 23 – April 30, 2023 on Disney Wonder | From $4,096 USD
  • November 18 – 25, 2023 on Disney Magic | From $4,320 USD | 🎄 Very Merrytime Cruise | 🔶 Port order reversed

2024 Sail Dates

  • March 23 – 30, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $4,584 USD

14-Night Eastbound Panama Canal Cruise from San Diego Ending in Galveston

A Disney cruise ship squeezes through the locks at the Panama Canal
Cruise Day Port
Day 1 San Diego, California
Day 2 Day at Sea
Day 3 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Day 4 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Day 5 Day at Sea
Day 6 Day at Sea
Day 7 Day at Sea
Day 8 Day at Sea
Day 9 Panama Canal
Day 10 Cartagena, Colombia
Day 11 Day at Sea
Day 12 George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 13 Cozumel, Mexico
Day 14 Day at Sea
Day 15 Galveston, Texas

2023 Sail Dates

  • December 3 – 17, 2023 on Disney Magic | From $4,834 USD | 🔶 One-way cruise ending in Galveston | 🎄 Very Merrytime Cruise

2024 Sail Dates

  • None currently available

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Where Do Disney Cruises From San Diego Go?

In the 2023-2024 season, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder sail to Baja, the Mexican Riviera, the Pacific Coast, and the Panama Canal regions from San Diego, CA. Disney cruises depart from San Diego for two, three, four, seven, or fourteen nights, visiting ports such as Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Ensenada, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Catalina Island, California; and Vancouver, Canada.

Guests aboard Disney Magic and Disney Wonder can experience some of the region’s most beautiful beaches and cultural attractions. Guests can also add Port Adventures to their cruise packages to get even more magic out of these destinations.

About the Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Disney Cruise Port

Visiting the Port of Cabo San Lucas is an ideal way to escape and enjoy the tropical warmth of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. There are a wide variety of activities at the port, including championship golf, fishing, beach-going, and Disney Port Adventures like ziplining and dolphin encounters. Shopping, nightlife, and fine dining are also available in the city. And, for further insight into the local culture, do not miss Iglesia de San Lucas or Vitrofusion Glass Blowing Factory. Cabo San Lucas is the perfect destination for Disney cruise passengers leaving from San Diego.

About the Catalina Island, California Disney Cruise Port

Disney cruise guests can enjoy tropical climate, glass-bottom boats, panoramic Pacific views, an incredible array of wildlife, and outdoor activities like sport fishing and bison safaris on Catalina Island, California. Famous landmarks such as the iconic Catalina Casino, Catalina Island Museum, Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens, El Rancho Escondido, and Eagle’s Nest Lodge are bound to captivate visitors with their unique stories and charm. Shopping enthusiasts can explore Crescent Avenue for unique boutiques and eateries. There is something for everyone on a San Diego Disney cruise to Catalina Island.

About the Ensenada, Mexico Disney Cruise Port

Known for its breathtaking blue waters and scenic mountainous landscapes, Ensenada, Baja, California, is a popular stopover location for Disney cruises from San Diego. This seaside paradise is renowned for its friendly locals and lively atmosphere, but it also offers plenty of activities and attractions for adventurers of all ages. You can shop at Plaza Civica Park, explore the Estero Beach Museum and Museo de Historia, or visit family-friendly beaches like San Miguel Beach, El Faro Beach, or Estero Beach. Plus, Disney Port Adventures provide travelers with exciting experiences like horseback riding and food and wine tours.

About the Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Disney Cruise Port

The resort city of Puerto Vallarta is located in the state of Jalisco on the Pacific coast of Mexico and is renowned for its beauty and abundance of leisure activities. Often described as a tropical paradise, Puerto Vallarta has something for everyone. The city has an array of attractions including the Lady of Guadalupe Church, tequila distilleries, and Casa Kimberly, as well as inviting cobblestone streets and sophisticated art scenes. It is perhaps best known for its forty scenic beaches, including Playa de los Muertos and Playa de Oro. And if that weren’t enough, Port Adventures offers guests the opportunity to snorkel, scuba dive, and swim with dolphins at the while on their Disney cruise from San Diego.

Do Disney Cruises From San Diego Go to the Bahamas?

While there are dozens of Disney cruises from Florida that go to the Bahamas, Disney cruises from San Diego don’t sail anywhere in the Bahamas, including Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island. Instead, passengers can board the Disney Magic or Disney Wonder in San Diego and sail to Baja, the Mexican Riviera, the Pacific Coast, and the Panama Canal.

How Many Disney Cruises From San Diego Are There?

Travelers looking to embark on a magical Disney cruise experience from San Diego have a variety of options to choose from. With 13 different itineraries and 23 departure dates between October 2023 and May 2024, Disney cruises from San Diego offer plenty of choices for couples and families.

Vacationers can select from various 2 to fourteen-night cruises with ports of call that include Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico; Catalina Island in California; and Vancouver, Canada among others. Among these 13 cruises are six special holiday cruises that depart from San Diego during the Halloween and Christmas seasons.

Disney Cruise Line offers plenty of options for exploring the Western Americas with Disney cruises from San Diego. Contact The Vacationeer to find the one that fits your schedule and budget.

How Long Are Disney’s San Diego Cruises?

Disney Cruise Line offers cruises that depart from San Diego for two, three, four, seven, or fourteen nights that include ports of call and sea days at multiple locations. The itinerary includes visits to the Baja Peninsula, Mexican Riviera, Pacific Coast, and Panama Canal.

For inexperienced cruisers, shorter voyages of 2-4 nights are ideal for easing them into sailing, while experienced cruisers may prefer longer voyages of 7-14 nights to take in more ports. Whatever Disney cruise you choose from San Diego, you’ll experience the vacation magic that only Disney can provide.

How Much Do Disney Cruises From San Diego Cost?

A Disney Cruise Line vacation can provide your family with an unforgettable vacation experience at an affordable price. Disney cruises from San Diego start at $1,484 to $4,823 for two people, depending on your dates, itinerary, and stateroom. The cost increases as you add more people to your stateroom.

While this may seem like a lot, remember that nearly all your dining, activities, entertainment, services, and more are included in a Disney cruise. You can expect Broadway-quality shows, fireworks at sea, movie screenings, and character meet-and-greets, among other entertainment options. To keep kids entertained, Oceaneer Club for kids 3-12 and Edge and Vibe for teens and tweens offer complimentary activities. At the same time, adults can relax at a pool for adults, at a nightclub, or at a fitness center at no additional charge.

The price of a Disney cruise already includes taxes, fees, and port expenses, further enhancing its value. However, Disney cruises do not cover some expenses, such as airfare, gratuities, specialty restaurants, Port Adventures, spa treatments, bottled beverages, and alcohol purchased on a Disney cruise.

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About the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder Cruise Ships From San Diego

DCL Disney Wonder at Sunset

Image © Disney

San Diego is an excellent place to embark on your first Disney cruise, regardless of the time of year or where you go. Additionally, vacationers are able to take advantage of the two cruise ships that depart from this Port – the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder. For first-time guests, these may be the best Disney cruise ships to choose from because they are the smallest two ships – and the easiest to navigate – of the five Disney ships.

Here is some information about the two ships, which are nearly identical in size and layout.

  • Disney Magic: The ship measures 984 feet long, has 11 public decks, 875 staterooms, a crew of 945, and can accommodate 2,713 passengers.
  • Disney Wonder: With a length of 974 feet, 11 public decks, 875 staterooms, and a crew of about 950, this ship can accommodate 2,713 passengers.

As part of the Rotational Dining experience, you will have the chance to dine at each of Disney Cruise’s three main restaurants: Animator’s Palate, Lumiere’s, and Rapunzel’s Royal Table. Your friendly serving team will accompany you on your culinary journey throughout your voyage — something you won’t find on other cruise lines.

Image of the Aqua Dunk water slide, with a large clear tube coiled alongside the Disney Magic's distinctive red funnels (featuring a white Mickey Mouse silhouette and blue wave design)

AquaDunk water slide on the Disney Magic | Image © Disney

A variety of family-friendly activities are available aboard Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, including pools, water slides, Broadway-style shows, and character meet-and-greets. In addition, there are lounges, dining areas, spas, and fitness classes for adults. Meanwhile, kids will enjoy their own separate spaces devoted to fun activities that only Disney can provide. There is no shortage of things to do on a Disney cruise from San Diego, regardless of age.

The staterooms on Disney Magic and Disney Wonder are divided into four categories: Inside, Outside, Verandah, and Concierge. We recommend that you check out our guide to the Best Staterooms on a Disney Cruise to learn more. Alternatively, you can reach out to a Disney travel agent if you have questions about rooms or sailings.

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About Disney Cruise Line Port of San Diego Terminal

Multiple cruise ships, including a Disney ship, in port at San Diego, with the city skyline visible behind

Image © Port of San Diego

Established in 1962, the Port of San Diego is California’s third busiest cruise ship port and a popular destination for those embarking on a Disney cruise. Disney Cruise Line’s terminal is centrally located on the waterfront in downtown San Diego, making it easily accessible from all areas of the city. With a range of facilities and services tailored to meet the needs of Disney cruise passengers, the terminal is ideal for embarking and disembarking.

The Disney Cruise Line operates from several ports in the United States, including San Diego, Port Canaveral, Port of Miami, Port of Galveston, and Port of New Orleans. The Port of San Diego has fewer Disney cruise departures than Port Canaveral and the Port of Miami. However, it has more departures than the ports of Galveston, New York, and New Orleans.

What is Disney Cruise Line’s Address at the Port of San Diego?

The address for Disney Cruise Line’s San Diego Port Terminal is:

Port of San Diego
1140 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone:

  • 800-854-2757 (for the Port of San Diego)
  • 800-951-3532 (for general Disney Cruise Line help)
  • Get free, personalized assistance booking your Disney cruises by contacting The Vacationeer at 1-833-469-8747.

Directions for Driving to the Port of San Diego

Here are directions to the port of San Diego if you’re driving.

Directions:

From San Diego International Airport:

  • After exiting the airport, turn left onto Harbor Boulevard South.
  • Take Harbor Boulevard South towards downtown.
  • On your right will be B Street Pier.

Northbound on I-5:

  • Exit at the 6th Street ramp.
  • Make a left turn onto 6th Street.
  • Continue straight for about four blocks.
  • Turn right onto Ash Street and continue until you reach Harbor Drive.
  • Turn left onto Harbor Drive
  • You will see the B Street Pier on your right.

Southbound on I-5:

  • Exit at the Front Street ramp.
  • You need to stay in the right lane for two stoplights.
  • Turn right onto Ash Street and continue until you reach Harbor Drive.
  • Turn left onto Harbor Drive
  • You will see the B Street Pier on your right.

Cost of Parking at Port San Diego for Disney Cruises

San Diego Disney cruises last between two and fourteen nights. If you drive to the port, you will need parking for the duration of your cruise.

The Port of San Diego does not have an official cruise parking lot, but there are plenty of private cruise parking lots nearby. The high level of competition makes cruise parking in San Diego very affordable.

There are several parking lots near the Port, downtown San Diego, and the waterfront that offer standard parking as well as handicapped parking, covered parking, long-term cruise parking, and oversized vehicle parking.

Some budget parking lots that offer shuttle service to the cruise port, while others require taxi or Uber service. Some are easily accessible by foot.

Official Port of San Diego Cruise Parking Lot or Garage

There is no long-term parking available for cruise guests at the Port of San Diego cruise terminals. You’ll need to park off-site.

Unofficial Port of San Diego Cruise Parking Lots and Garages

Disney Cruise Line passengers departing from the Port of San Diego who wish to park their vehicles while on their multi-night voyage have several convenient options. Here are some of the best options for Disney Cruise Line passengers.

AT A GLANCE:

  • THE BRIC North Garage — Under the Spring Hill Suites Hotel
    • Self Parking: $25 daily
    • Valet Parking: $40 daily
  • THE BRIC South Garage — Under the InterContinental Hotel
    • Self Parking: $25 daily
    • Valet Parking: $40 daily
  • Wyndham San Diego Bayside Garage — 1355 N. Harbor Dr.
    • Self Parking: $25 daily
    • Valet Parking: $35 daily
  • San Diego’s Park Shuttle & Fly — 3405 Pacific Hwy (2.8 miles from the Port)
    • Self Parking w/ Free Shuttle: $20.95 daily

IN DETAIL:

Although passengers can’t park their cars at the Port of San Diego, there are some affordable parking options within a short distance of the pier. Wyndham San Diego Bayside Garage is located across the street from the Port of San Diego and offers both self-parking and valet parking. The property is secure, affordable, and you can’t beat the location.

On the opposite side of the cruise terminal is the BRIC North Garage, which offers secure parking and is just a short walk from the terminal.

Another secure parking option is the BRIC South Garage, located under the InterContinental Hotel. It is also conveniently located near the port.

You can expect to pay between $15 and $40 for daily parking near the Port of San Diego depending on your location, date, and whether you choose valet or self-parking. With most daily parking rates around $25, you won’t go broke paying for parking while on your Disney cruise from San Diego.

There is another option worth mentioning. San Diego’s Park Shuttle & Fly is best if you need longer-term parking for extended Disney cruises. The company offers a free shuttle service that runs 24/7 between this parking garage and the cruise terminals (located 2.8 miles away). The daily rate is quite affordable at $20.95 with their coupon.

You can reserve parking at any of the above locations by visiting the Port of San Diego’s cruise parking page. Or, better yet, let The Vacationeer handle your reservations for you!

Parking at Nearby Hotels

The hotel where you stay before you depart may allow you to park your vehicle during your cruise. Ask your travel agent or hotel directly if this is an option.

Restaurants Near Port of San Diego

The Disney Cruise Line terminal is within walking distance of dozens of restaurants and bars for passengers embarking or disembarking at Port San Diego. The following are some of your best options.

There is a new dining complex at 1360 North Harbor Drive (next to the pier) with delicious dining options and a panoramic view of the San Diego Bay. The restaurant site, called Portside Pier features seafood restaurants, an authentic Mexican restaurant, a pub, and a coffee shop.

Here’s a quick look at Portside Pier’s offerings:

  • Brigantine Seafood and Oyster Bar: Renowned for its signature oyster bar and surf and turf menu.
  • Miguel’s Cocina: A traditional Mexican restaurant with authentic flavors.
  • Ketch Grill & Taps: A casual walk-up, dine-in, and take-out grill serving fresh pub foods with local craft beers and spirits
  • Ketch Brewing Tasting Deck: Offering freshly prepared pub fare, craft beer, and spirits with rooftop seating.
  • Portside Coffee & Gelato: Serving fine gelato and fresh coffee from local roaster Café Moto.
  • Topsail: Cocktails, fine wines, and seafood-focused small plates are served on the rooftop terrace with fire pits and waterfront views.

In addition to Portside Pier, there are a number of restaurants and bars within walking distance.

  • You can find casual food and takeout Hazelwoods On The Bay, Carnitas’ Snack Shack, and Beach Hut Deli.
  • The Claim Jumper Steakhouse & Bar offers table service meals from the chain restaurant.
  • There are two excellent options for fine dining in the area:Animae (Japanese cuisine) and Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Airports for San Diego Disney Cruises

Image of a jet parked at an airport terminal, with service vehicles and luggage bins nearby

You’ll most likely be flying into the city to reach your Disney cruise from San Diego (unless you’re driving). The good news is that San Diego International Airport (SAN) is easily accessible to the Port of San Diego. Here are some key things you should know about flying to San Diego for a Disney cruise.

Which Airport Should I Fly Into for a San Diego Cruise?

If you are taking a Disney cruise from San Diego, the closest and most convenient airport to fly into is the San Diego International Airport. It’s located just three miles northwest of Downtown San Diego, making it the ideal starting point for your voyage with Disney Cruise Line.

What is the Best Way to Get from the Airport to the Port of San Diego?

Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft are the most popular way to get from San Diego International Airport to the Port of San Diego. Upon arrival at the airport, simply launch the app and request a ride. Your driver will ensure you’re safely transported to your destination, likely for a lower price than a traditional taxi ride.

Alternatively, taxi services are readily available at the airport for those who would like to hop in a cab without using their phones to hail an Uber.

Disney Cruise Line offers a fee-based shuttle service between the San Diego airport and the cruise terminal. Arrangements can be made with your Disney travel agent when you book your cruise, and they will handle the booking for you. Families should keep in mind that Disney shuttles cost $18 each way, so it’s not the cheapest option.

For most people, renting a car does not make sense because the San Diego Airport is just three miles away from the Port.

How Much Does an Uber Cost from the Airport to Port of San Diego?

Uber costs vary greatly depending on the vehicle you choose and the distance you travel. Here is the estimated cost of an Uber ride between San Diego International Airport (SAN) and the Disney Cruise Line terminal at the Port of San Diego.

The estimated cost of an Uber from SAN to Port of San Diego:

  • Uber X: $$12.35
  • Uber XL: $16.07
  • Uber Black: $$27.13

*estimates do not include tips

In our calculations, Uber X is the best way to save money on Disney cruise transportation between the airport and the port.

How Much are Taxis from the Houston Airport to Port San Diego?

Taxis are equally feasible options for connecting to cruises at the Port of San Diego. The downside is that they can be slightly more expensive than similar ridesharing services (Uber X).

  • An estimated taxi fare from SAN to the Port of San Diego is $15.20.

*estimates do not include tips

How Much Does the Disney Shuttle Cost from the Airport to the Cruise Port?

The San Diego International Airport (SAN) is less than 3 miles from the Port of San Diego, so many people choose rideshare or taxi service over shuttle service. However, Disney offers a convenient shuttle service for those who want a seamless and hassle-free Disney experience.

Official Disney Cruise Line ground transportation is available for $18 per person ($36 round-trip).

After arriving at San Diego International Airport, a shuttle will pick you up and bring you directly to your Disney cruise while the driver handles your luggage. You must make reservations for the Disney shuttle service in advance – either with Disney Cruise Line or your Disney travel agent.

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Hotels Near Port of San Diego and the Airport

Aerial image of the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Image © Disney / Hyatt

The best way to avoid missing your cruise is to arrive one day before it departs. Additionally, some travelers may wish to extend their vacation by spending a few extra days exploring the city of San Diego before or after their cruise. In either case, there are plenty of hotels near the Port of San Diego and the San Diego International Airport (SAN) stay if you choose to stay a night or two.

Listed below are some nearby hotels to consider.

Official Disney Pre/Post Cruise Hotels:

Pre or post-cruise hotel stays are available at two Disney affiliate hotels near Port San Diego that can be combined with a Disney cruise reservation.

  • Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego: Located on the San Diego Bay in Seaport Village, the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is a luxurious hotel less than a mile from the Disney Cruise Line’s terminal and 2.3 miles from the airport. Here you can experience the magic of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, with its numerous restaurants, bars, boutiques, and art galleries. It’s a great option if you want to immerse yourself in the local culture before or after your Disney cruise from San Diego.
  • InterContinental San Diego: Located less than half a mile from Disney’s cruise terminal, the InterContinental San Diego offers the luxury of a 4-star hotel for your pre or post-cruise stay. Here you can discover the tranquility of the San Diego waterfront while enjoying easy access to downtown San Diego’s charming restaurants, bars, boutiques, and art galleries.

If you’re interested in booking a stay at one of these hotels before or after your Disney cruise, please get in touch with The Vacationeer.

Other Nearby Hotels:

Aside from Disney’s official partner hotels, there are several other excellent lodging options in the area, many of which are within walking distance of Disney Cruise Line’s San Diego Port.

  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Bayfront: A trendy waterfront hotel located directly across from Disney’s cruise port. Breakfast is included with a stay at this 4-star hotel.
  • Wyndham San Diego Bayside: Offering guests a waterfront location, a complimentary airport shuttle, a balcony view from every room, and a location right next to Disney’s cruise port, the Wyndham San Diego Bayside is a 3-star hotel worth considering before or after Disney San Diego cruises.
  • Comfort Inn San Diego Airport At The Harbor: This is a no-frills motel is near the airport and offers free shuttle service to or from the Port of San Diego. It might be a good choice if you’re looking for somewhere cheap to stay before or after your Disney San Diego cruise.

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