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October 2021 Events in Orlando

 Tuesday, September 21, 2021     Erin      Orlando Attractions

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October 2021 Events

October is right around the corner, can you believe it? In Orlando the Halloween season is getting ready to start and there are so many spooky events and places to visit. Disney World Orlando has stated that their Halloween event is sold out at this time, but don’t worry there are so many more happening. Universal Studio for example, has a great Halloween event you can check out and many more happening in the Orlando area.

We’ve made a short list of some of the Halloween events we thought you might be interested in! Getting to these events and attractions can be stressful if you’re unfamiliar with the area, that’s where we can help. Orlando Airport Transportation offers you a private and luxurious experience with professional drivers, but we’ll talk about that later! Now let’s look at some of these events!

A Petrified Forest

Location: 1360 1360 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL
When: Various days throughout October, starting October 1st.
About: The Petrified Forest is located about 20 minutes from downtown Orlando. This is an annual night-time pop-up event, you and your friends will walk through the haunted forest and encounter spooks and monsters! The “Total Eclipse” night you must sign a waver and it’s for those 18 and up only.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resorts

Location: Universal Orlando Resorts
When: Starting October 9th until October 31st
About: Universal Orlando Resorts is celebrating the 30th year of this Halloween event. This event “bringing together the stories and visions of the world’s most notorious creators of horror. From cinematic greats and crazed current cult favorites to the park’s original abominations—every year, the legend grows and the experience reaches beyond your wildest nightmares.” This is an event you won’t want to miss if you love Halloween and scary movies! Also explore some haunted houses and get the thrills and scares of a lifetime!

Howl-O-Scream SeaWorld® Orlando

Location: SeaWorld® Orlando, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando FL
When: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
About: Prices for this event start at $31.99 USD, its good to plan ahead and make sure you have a ticket before arrival, in case an event is ever sold out. Howl-O-Scream as mentioned before is a ticketed event at SeaWorld Orlando, this event promises guests a night of fan favourite terrifying Halloween scares that include, haunted hisses, scare zones and terrifying shows!

The Haunted Road

Location: 15239 Lake Pickett Rd, Orlando FL
When: Starting September 30th and running on various dates until November 1st.
About: Located on one of the most haunted roads in Florida, you can now experience this scary attraction from the comfort of your vehicle for this scary drive through attraction. You'll be going down this spooky road and we don't want to say too much, you'll just have to experience this one for yourself.

13 Films of Halloween

Location: 1300 Orlando Ave, Orlando FL
When: October, 2, 5, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 23, 24, 26 and 30th.
About: Time to check out the 13 Films of Halloween! “Every October, Enzian showcases a series of scary movies and events so you can celebrate Halloween all month long. The lineup features programs for all ages and includes midnight films and cult classics.” This event also includes 13 Cocktails of Halloween that are available throughout October at Eden Bar and Eden Bar’s Halloween Party!

Getting to the Spooky Event with Orlando Airport Transportation 

As we mentioned above, we offer private ground transportation in luxury vehicles to your event but also to and from the airport. We also offer transportation to your cruise port, theme parks, resorts and more! You'll find that at Orlando Airport Transportation that we offer a wide selection of vehicles, you can read one of our past blogs that goes into greater detail about each one. 

You can contact us 24/7 online and also make your reservation online at anytime! Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We are still making sure that all of our passengers are well taken care of and that we are cleaning each vehicle after each ride. We are aware that COVID-19 is an on going pandemic and we have taken steps to ensure the health and safety of our drivers and passengers. We previously wrote about our protocols that you can also review if you wish to do so. 

All of us at Orlando Airport Transportation are looking forward to seeing you soon and celebrating this spooky season! Happy Halloween! 


Carnival Cruise Line’s COVID-19 Protocols

 Tuesday, September 14, 2021     Erin      Orlando Attractions

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New COVID-19 Requirements

Everyone has been starting to plan their vacations and this year things are a little bit different and this is due to the new COVID-19 protocols that have been put into place. Recently, Carnival Cruise Line has implemented new protocols to keep their guests and crew safe.

These new protocols will come into force on September 18th, 2021 that will require all passengers to have a vaccine passport and to be tested 3 days before embarkment. It will also be required that all passengers wear face masks in all indoor settings and enclosed spaces.

When it comes to unvaccinated passengers, they will need to have a negative test at the terminal and also be tested before boarding. Carnival will be setting up mobile testing stations to make this process easier for passengers.

Have Fun. Be Safe. COVID-19 Protocols

The “Have Fun. Be Safe.” COVID-19 protocols and procedures are how Carnival is working to make this experience an easy and fun vacation. For fully vaccinated passengers who have had their second dose in the last 14 days, will need to show proof of this upon barding.

Carnival will continue to monitor all CDC guidelines and make sure that their staff and crew are all fully vaccinated. Some of these requirements have been updated in regards to the Delta Variant.

Vaccinated and Testing Standards on Carnival

For trips departing through September 12th, fully vaccinated passengers must have been vaccinated 14 days prior to boarding, as we mentioned above. Guests are required to be tested 3 days before sailing and also at the terminal.

Vaccine proof must also be presented upon boarding, the names and dates on the vaccine record must match the passengers ID. Make sure you have these documents plus it’s recommended to have the contact information to the health unit or clinic that gave you the vaccine as well. We also say, it’s best to be fully prepared for whatever might come up. You don’t want to be ready to board and then be missing some important information. You can find all the information in greater detail on Carnivals website.

When it comes to types of vaccines it’s also important to make sure you meet the CDC requirements as well. “The CDC requires both vaccines in a 2-dose series to be of the same type. They also accept mixing mRNA vaccines only (Pfizer and Moderna). No other vaccine combination meets the criteria to be considered fully vaccinated.”

Unvaccinated Passengers

We do realize that there are reasons why some people are not vaccinated. Of course we respect all of our passengers here at Orlando Airport Transportation and we don’t require you to be fully vaccinated to ride with us. However, in some cases it’s good to know what will happen on a cruise or a vacation destination if you’re not.

When it comes to unvaccinated guest on Carnival, they have outlined it very clearly and that it’s limited to how many unvaccinated they can accommodate. It’s very important to be prepared for this and to know what you need to do in advance to boarding.

“Requirements for cruise ships to enter ports outside the U.S. continue to evolve and Carnival Cruise Line must operate in full compliance with these regulations. Vaccine exemptions for cruises to the Caribbean will be limited to a very small number of children under 12, and teens and adults with a medical condition who can provide written confirmation from their medical provider that they cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. Our sailings from Florida, Texas, Louisiana, and Maryland will operate under these criteria until December 31, 2021 with the assumption that current and evolving restrictions imposed by destinations will remain in place.”

It’s also important to note that unvaccinated guests are not considered confirmed on Carnival unless you’ve received an approved exemption, this will be issued within 14 days of sailing. Also any unvaccinated guests whose exemptions that have been approved will be required to review and agree to all the restrictions and protocols listed on Carnivals website.

Transportation to Your Cruise Terminal

Now that we’ve reviewed some of the important information for your next vacation on a Carnival Cruise, you can start to plan your ground transportation to the terminal. Whether you’re being picked up at your hotel or the airport, we offer luxury transportation. Getting you where you need to go with professional drivers.

You’re able to make your reservation online at anytime and select from our list of vehicles. Our fleet ranges from sedans to coach buses, this is so we can accommodate small to large groups. We recommend you arrive a day or two before your cruise, but if you’re arrive the day of, we can make sure to deliver you to the terminal. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Our Fleet of Vehicles 2021

 Thursday, September 2, 2021     Erin      Orlando Airport

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Welcome to Orlando Airport Transportation

Welcome to Orlando! You’re going to need transportation to your hotel, resort, theme park, or cruise port. This can be stressful to suddenly worry about getting yourself and your family to the next destination, in an unfamiliar place. At Orlando Airport Transportation, we recommend planning ahead and making sure this is all taken care of before you even leave your home for the airport. 

Not to worry because we offer a great selection of vehicles to choose from. Plus this is a private car service, so you won’t need to ride share or take a shuttle bus, you can travel in comfort to your next location. If you’re travelling to a rental home we offer a 15 minute grocery stop, allowing you to get prepared. We also offer child seats so the whole family is taken care of. 

All of our vehicles are well maintained, clean, sanitized and up to date. Our chauffeurs are professional and take great pride in making sure our passengers are happy and arrive in a timely manor to their next destination. Let’s now take a look at each vehicle we offer, we hope this makes it easier for you. However, if you have any questions or need assistance you can contact us 24/7 online, email or phone.

Mercedes Benz S550

It’s time to get comfortable in the beautiful Mercedes Benz S550 and enjoy the ride to your resort or special event. Whatever the reason this car will make sure your experience is an unforgettable and luxurious one. Let’s go over some of the specs. 

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  • Luxury leather seating for up to 4 passengers
  • AM/FM Stereos
  • Dual rear A/C
  • Vanity Mirrors
  • Accessible Rear Controls
  • Reading Lights

The Mercedes Benz is most commonly used for corporate travellers travelling to and from the major area airports, hotels, conferences, and resorts. It’s also commonly used for transfers to Disney World Orlando, Universal Studios, airport transfers, point to point transfers, Cruise Port transfers, and even just a dinner or night on the town. 

Cadillac XTS Sedan

The Cadillac XTS Sedan is great for groups of up to 4 passengers and offers a luxurious experience. There are state of the art audio, with duel rear A/C and passenger controls. Let’s go over some more of the features that the Cadillac has to offer. 

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  • AM/FM Stereos
  • Accessible rear controls
  • Vanity Mirrors

The Cadillac XTS Sedan is typically used for airport transfers, cruise ports, date nights, and special events. With a vehicle like this that is equipped with a range of features that can help meet all of your needs, this might be the right choice for you, enjoy this luxurious ride to your resort or hotel. 

Cadillac Escalade ESV

The Cadillac Escalade EVS offers our passengers a comfortable, roomy and luxurious experience. This vehicle can seat up to 3 passengers and has the capability of seating an additional 2 as well. Let’s review some of the specs.

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  • 4 wheel drive
  • Sun Roof
  • Air Conditioning systems with temperature control
  • Power windows and locks
  • Leather seats
  • Power seats
  • CD player

The Cadillac Escalade is commonly used for transportation to proms, weddings, bachelors, bachelorettes, night out on the town, airport transfers, cruise port transfer, Disney World Resorts and Universal Studios.

H2 Hummer Limousine

The H2 Hummer Limousine is something you have to see and experience at least once in your life. This incredible vehicle can seat 18 passengers computably and has the capacity to seat up to 20 passengers. It has some great features that we’re sure you’ll love.

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  • Decorative lighting
  • AM/FM Stereos and 6 CD changer
  • 2 -15 Inch TVs
  • DVD Player
  • Dual Rear Air Conditioning with tri-zone climate controls
  • Wooden flooring
  • Ice coolers
  • Accessible Rear Controls
  • Leather seating
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • 8 way power front seats
  • Dual memory System
  • 10 champagne flutes
  • 20 rock glasses
  • Alcohol
  • Soda and water

This vehicle is typically used for a fun night out with friends, weddings, concerts and sporting events, bachelor and bachelorettes, corporate events, airport transfers, cruise port transfers, Disney World Resorts and Universal Studios.

Mercedes Sprinter Van

The Mercedes Sprinter Van, can accommodate 12-14 passengers and is a great choice for airport transfers when you have a larger group. You’ll find that the sprinter van still offers a luxurious experience while on your way to your next destination. Here are the specs.

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  • Large Windows
  • Comfortable Seating for large travel groups
  • CD/ AM and FM stereo
  • Space for luggage

Why would you choose the Mercedes Sprinter Van? Usually this vehicle is used for weddings, proms, airport and cruise port transfers, concerts, sporting events, bachelor and bachelorettes and Universal Studios and Walt Disney World Resorts. 

MKT Stretch Limousine

Get into the MKT Stretch Limousine! Perfect for large groups of up to 14 passengers and is a great way to start a special night out, or get to and from the airport. This luxury vehicle has a lot of great features.

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  • Decorative lighting
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • 3 Tvs
  • DVD player
  • Dual rear air conditioning
  • Accessible Rear Controls
  • 16 Champagne flutes
  • 16 rock glasses
  • Alcohol
  • Water & soda
  • Large ice coolers

The MKT Stretch Limousine is commonly used for special occasions, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, proms, bachelors, bachelorettes, transfer to Universal Studios and Walt Disney World Resorts, airport transfer, transfer to cruise ports and day trips around Florida!

Escalade Stretch Limousine

Talk about luxury, the Escalade Stretch Limousine is going to deliver this to the max. Giving you a unique chance for your group to experience this incredible vehicle! The Escalade Stretch Limousine can comfortable seat up to 20 passengers.

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  • Foldable power third row seating
  • Cooled front seats
  • Heated front and second row seats
  • Cadillac Cue information and media system
  • Surround Sound Audio System with AM/FM
  • 4 Way Reconfigure Display and head up display
  • Decorative Lighting
  • 2 TVs
  • Dual Rear Air Conditioning
  • Partition for complete privacy
  • Wood flooring
  • Strobe Lights
  • Ice Cooler
  • Accessible Rear Controls

This incredible limousine is most popular for corporate transportation, special occasions, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, proms, bachelors, bachelorettes, transfer to Universal Studios and Walt Disney World Resorts, airport transfer and transfer to cruise ports.

Suburban SUV Stretch Limousine

Step into the Suburban SUV Stretch Limousine and enjoy the luxury of your next trip with Orlando Airport Transportation. This incredible vehicle can carry up to 20 passengers and has to many amazing features that you’re sure to love.

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  • Foldable power third row seating
  • Cooled front seats
  • Heated front and second row seats
  • Cadillac Cue information and media system
  • Surround Sound Audio System with AM/FM
  • Four way reconfigure display and head up display
  • Decorative lighting
  • Two TVs
  • Dual Rear Air Conditioning
  • Partition for complete privacy
  • Wood flooring
  • Strobe lighting
  • Ice cooler
  • Accessible Rear Controls

Why not travel in style and luxury? We think you deserve it and you can use this type of vehicle to get you to the airport or your cruise port. This vehicle is also commonly used for special occasions, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, proms, bachelors, bachelorettes, transfer to Universal Studios and Walt Disney World Resort! You can book online at anytime, we know you’ll love this vehicle!

Lincoln Stretch Limousine

Our Lincoln Stretch Limousine is available to hold up to 10 passengers and is excellent for special occasions but also for airport transfers. With so many wonderful features that will make sure that your trip with us is luxurious and comfortable.

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  • Decorative lighting
  • AM/FM stereos
  • MP3 Players
  • TV and DVD player
  • Duel rear air conditioning
  • Ice cooler
  • Accessible rear controls
  • 10 champagne flutes and 10 rock glasses

The Lincoln is most commonly used for airport transfers, corporate transportation, transfers to cruise ports, transfers to Walt Disney World Resorts and Universal Studios. This can also be a great vehicle choice for special occasions such as proms, weddings, bachelor and bachelorettes!

7 Passenger Van

If you are a large group arriving in Florida, then this is a great way to get around! Get into the 7 passenger van and we can make sure you get to your next destination comfortably. The van is able to hold up to 8 passengers and is great for getting your vacation started. There are some features that come with the van, that provide some luxury to any ride.

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  • Leather seats
  • Front and rear air conditions with temperature control
  • Spacious leg room
  • AM/ FM system with CD changers
  • Lots of space for luggage

When this van is used, its commonly for family trips to and from the airport transportation, transfers to cruise ports, transfers to Walt Disney World Resorts and Universal Studios. It’s a great choice for a vehicle that will make sure your get around Florida comfortable and luxury!

12 Passenger Van

The 12 Passenger Van is a great vehicle choice for those that have a larger group. Offering a comfortable, fun and luxurious experience for groups of up to 12 people. There are some wonderful features that make a ride luxurious and computable at all times.

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  • Large Windows
  • Comfortable Seating for large travel groups
  • CD/ AM and FM
  • Lots of space for luggage

The 12 passenger van can be used for a lot of different reasons, but the most common are for weddings, proms, anniversaries, birthdays, concerts, special nights out, bachelor & bachelorettes, airport transfers, cruise port transfers, transfers to Walt Disney World Resorts and Universal Studios.

Limo Bus

The Limo Bus is exactly how it sounds, a luxurious limo bus! This incredible vehicle can hold group of 20 to 25 comfortably, this is a party on wheels with some amazing features that will make any trips the most amazing.

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  • LCD Screens
  • CD and DVD players
  • Tinted glasses
  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Coach Back
  • Full Body Kits

The Limo Bus is designed to make sure that you and your friends and family are comfortable and that you have the most fun! This vehicle is commonly used for airport transfers, day trips, special occasions, corporate transportation, transfers to cruise ports, transfers to Walt Disney World Resorts and Universal Studios.

Mini Bus

The Mini Bus can carry up to 32 passengers and is a great choice for larger groups that are traveling together on family vacations or corporate trips. This is also a great choice for airport transfers, weddings, proms, special occasions, concerts, sporting events, transfers to cruise ports and more!

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Coach

Orlando Airport Transportation Luxury Coaches are very comfortable vehicles and are a great choice for large groups of about 50 passengers. Not only are these coach buses great for trips or airport transfers, but they come with lots of features that make them luxurious.

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  • Leather seats
  • Large luggage capacity
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM stereos
  • Security systems

The Coaches are commonly used for airport transfers, corporate transportation, transfers to Walt Disney World Resorts and Universal Studios, transfers to cruise ports, special events, weddings, proms, bachelor and bachelorette and more! Making a reservation with Orlando Airport Transportation couldn’t be easier and can be done online 24/7!

Making a Reservation with Orlando Airport Transportation

Now that we’ve covered all of our vehicles you can make the right choice for your next trip and make your reservation! However, if you have any issues deciding what vehicle you need, we can help. You can contact us either by phone or email anytime. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Orlando soon!






Where to Eat in Orlando

 Friday, August 13, 2021     Erin      Orlando Attractions

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Where to Eat First

Welcome to Orlando Florida! We know you’re probably planning you vacation and you need to know, where to eat. There are so many incredible places to try while you’re here that we know you’ll love.

First you need to think about what sort of food you’re in the mood for. With so many options, there are plenty of websites that break things down and offer long lists. In this blog, we give a little overview of some that we’ve selected. You can access the whole list here.

Restaurants You Need to Try

The Pub Orlando
Location: 910 International Drive
About: The Pub Orlando offers classic pub food with some British hospitality with some American flair. The menu incorporates amazing pub food and have a great drink list.

310 Park South
Location: 310 Park Avenue South
About: This great restaurant, 310 Park is open 7 days a week and offers award winning American cuisine with outside dining available.

A Lane Remembered
Location: 9939 Universal Boulevard
About: A Land Remembered is a AAA 4 diamond steakhouse with a variety of dishes and a wine list. This restaurant is located in the Golf Clubhouse and we definitely recommend this one if you love steakhouses.

Andiamo Italian Bistro & Grille
Location: 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
About: This is where you go for good Italian food, they serve incredible dishes with the finest and fresh ingredients. Andiamo Italian Bistro & Grille is a authentic Italian experience and we know you’ll love it.

Bahama Breeze Island Grille
Location: 8735 Vineland Avenue
About: Experience the feeling of being in the Caribbean with this little escape while dining at Bahama Breeze Island Grille. They serve seafood, chicken, steal with colourful ingredients that are sure to have you coming back for another meal.

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen
Location: 8046 Vista Dellagio Way
About: You’ll find award winning seafood when you visit Big Fin Seafood Kitchen. The menu also includes dishes such as steak and pasta. If you love seafood, then you’ll need to check this restaurant out soon.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
Location: 8761 Vineland Avenue
About: Calling all our craft beer fans to BJ's Brewhouse, this is the place to go in Orlando for some great craft beer and food. The menu includes pizza, salads, sandwiches, pasta, steak, ribs and more!

Getting You to/from The Restaurant & Airport

When it comes to figuring out how you and your party will get from your hotel, resort or rental to the restaurant we have the solution. At Orlando Airport Transportation, we offer a private and luxurious option for you. Plus, it’s so easy to make a reservation and it can be done online 24/7.

We also offer a wide range of vehicles to choose from, which is helpful when you’re planning your vacation. Our service can pick you up from the airport and get you to your next destination. Our vehicles are well maintained and cleaned after every trip. We’re looking forward to working with you soon and hearing about what restaurant you liked best!


Disney Dream Returns August 2021

 Monday, July 26, 2021     Erin      Orlando Attractions

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Disney Cruise Ships Welcome Guests 

We’ve talked about cruises a lot here, and we just can’t help to get excited every time. This is because the industry has really had a hard time during the pandemic. Being fully shut down for so long, it’s a beautiful thing to see it coming back to life.

It’s been a total of 16 months and finally the Disney Dream is ready to set sail out of Port Canaveral. This will be the first time that the ship will have guests and not just employees onboard. This is because there had to be tests done to ensure the safety of guests and employees in regards to the ongoing pandemic. The CDC has said that its rules will help to prevent COVID-19 out breaks on ships that have close quarters and frequent stops in foreign locations. 

Welcome Back to The Disney Dream 

When will ships be setting sail? That’s a great questions and the date has been set for August 9th. In a recent Instagram video Disney Signature Experiences President Thomas Mazloum said that “we're ready to welcome you aboard and set sail once again.” This will be the first time that paying guests will be on Disney Dream since the pandemic took hold and halted the industry. 

Cruises will be three and four nights and will set sail from Port Canaveral. They will be visiting Disney’s private island Castaway Cay, located in the Bahamas. In a special advisory to guests, Disney stated that ,”we are resuming sailing in a gradual, phased approach that emphasizes multiple layers of health and safety measures, developed in consideration of guidance from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and other medical experts.” Which brings us to what you will need to expect when it comes to the ongoing pandemic and Disney’s travel regulations.

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Safety Measures on Disney Dream 

The pandemic is ongoing and it’s clear that it’s not going to be over anytime soon. However, with that being said we also need to still be able to travel and to feel safe. Disney has made sure to follow all CDC guidelines ensuring the health and safety of guests and staff. Vaccines are being strongly encouraged but are not mandatory and not required in order to be a guest on any Disney Cruise Line. When it comes to other cruise lines, we advise that you check and make sure if it’s a requirement. 

Guests who choose to show their proof of vaccine will be able to skip being tested before their trip from Florida. However, guests that who don’t show their proof of vaccine will be required to take a COVID-19 test before leaving home and also at their cruise ship port. Face masks will be required in all public spaces while onboard and hand sanitizers will be provided throughout the ship. Finally when it comes to social distancing, Disney Cruise Lines will be limiting ships capacity to ensure this can be met. Cleaning will also be done twice a day in all staterooms and air purification systems have been installed. 

At Orlando Airport Transportation we also take the safety of our clients very seriously and you’ll be happy to know that all our drivers are vaccinated and those who are not will wear masks. While we don’t place those requirements on our clients, however we want them to know they are in good hands while travelling with us.

Make Your Reservation with Orlando Airport Transportation 

We are so excited to help you start your magical Disney vacation off right by providing private ground transportation. Our service is available to and from all the major airports in the Orlando area, plus to all theme parks and of course cruise ports. 

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If you have any questions or concerns about our COVID-19 measures please contact us and we will be happy to speak with you. We offer a wide variety of vehicles to accommodate most group sizes and we make sure to clean and sanitize after every trip. You can make your reservation online 24/7 or by emailing us at info@orlandoairporttransportation.com or call us at 1 (800) 677-3751. We look forward to seeing you soon!