Set Sail On The DNR Love Cruise

Date: Feb 11-18, 2017 on NCL Epic

Location: Departs Port Canaveral (nearest airport Orlando International)

Ports:  St. Thomas, Tortola and our very own DNR beach party at Great Stirrup Cay

To Book: Fill Out DNR Cruise Information Form

Pre-Sail Host Hotel: Radisson Resort at the Port – SOLD OUT

The Radisson Hotel at the Portis currently sold out. Other area hotels include: Residence Inn Cape Canaveral, Country Inn and Suites by Carlson, and Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral.

Join us! Bon voyage party on Friday, Feb 10th at poolside tiki bar at 9pm.

Post-Sail Host Hotel: Port Orleans Resort, Walt Disney World

Booking Deadline: Jan 19, 2017! Stay with Derek and Romaine and other listeners at our host hotel: Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside with this great offer:

  • Special DNR Discount Rate $197.10/per night (single or double occupancy)
  • Located on Disney property close to Disney Springs
  • Free WiFi and health club access at the hotel
  • Includes parking during your stay for those driving in for the weekend
  • Disney Magical Express transportation to/from Orlando Airport and the hotel

To reserve your space at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort- Riverside, call the Disney Group Reservations Phones Team at 407-939-4686. The Phones Team is available Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 6:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 8:30am to 5:00pm, all times EST, closed major holidays. Mention “Derek and Romaine,” “DNR Events” or our Group Code G0716440 at the time of booking to be included in our group. You can also order discount park tickets at the time you reserve your hotel stay. Ask your operator.

More information about our Magical Orlando Weekend (Feb 18-20, 2017) is here.


From Orlando Airport to Radisson Hotel: Cocoa Beach Shuttle (listener recommended)

From Orlando Airport to NCL Epic: Cocoa Beach Shuttle or NCL Shuttle (book through

From Radisson Hotel to NCL Epic: Included in host hotel reservation. Sign up here to reserve your spot

From NCL Epic to Orlando Airport:  Cocoa Beach Shuttle or NCL Shuttle (book through

From NCL Epic to Port Orleans WDW: $20/person Click Here to purchase seats on the DNR Shuttle

From Port Orleans WDW to Orlando Airport: Included in host hotel reservation

Additional Information and Links:

NCL Prepare For Your Cruise Suggestions

NCL What To Pack List

A complete daily itinerary will be posted here on Jan 14, 2017. You will also be provided on-board with a full itinerary, as well as name tags, free gifts and more at the DNR welcome area.

Questions? Email

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6 Responses to Set Sail On The DNR Love Cruise

  1. Jackie Johnson May 28, 2016 at 6:27 am #

    Is there a hotel & other info for the love cruise yet?

    • DNRShow May 28, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

      Not for the night before the sailing yet. But we do have some outline information for the Disney weekend afterward. We are waiting for Disney to release our rooms for sale to post the full details.

      • Karen Westmoreland May 30, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

        We sailed out of Port Canaveral last year. We drove from Virginia the day before and spent the night at the Hampton Inn in Cocoa Beach. Its approximately 5 miles from the Port. We left our vehicle at the hotel and the hotel provided transportation to and from the port.

  2. Montylicious July 10, 2016 at 11:23 pm #

    I know details are forthcoming in a few weeks, but curious if transportation between the host hotel and the port check-in is normally set up by DnR or is this something we should organize independently?

    • DNRShow July 11, 2016 at 10:44 am #

      We have done it both ways. Usually we coordinate it directly with the host hotel although in Seattle we are recommending people make their own plans since the hotel is so close to the dock and there are, in some cases, better or cheaper options than hotel transport. In Florida, it will depend on the host hotel we choose, although many people seem to be coming in the day of the sailing. But we will likely pick a host hotel that includes transportation to the cruise port.

      • Montylicious July 24, 2016 at 10:43 pm #

        Thank you – I was just considering booking my car service for all the other transportation and will wait for updates on host hotel – many thanks!

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