We just did the pkg..Go to WDW for 3 days and then the cruise for 4 days. You can do it seperately as well. THis was the only amt. of time we could take off. So it worked well for us. Was cheaper booking it with a pkg. instead of seperately.
We stayed at the Dolphin. Wonderful location and wonderful beds!!!! They upgraded us at no additional cost. But for sure, stay at a resort on WDW grounds.
We've cruised before, so we knew 4 days in NOT enough time to be on the ship...and it wasn't. You unpack and then you have to pack to leave.
CHeck it out both ways. I've heard many people say it's cheaper, and many others say it's cheaper in a pkg.
Personally, I think the Disney cruise is too much money. Our first and last time on their line. But with little ones, it's great. Ours aren't so little..13 and 15.