Thank you f-mattox for that very clear and concise reply. I'm not a gambling man except for the odd fling on the tables in the casino and maybe the odd horse race. What you say makes complete sense, we are traveling on a jumbo and the time factor appears to be too close to call. I think if we go ahead we will try to alter the flight to come in a day earlier.
What about the return journey. According to the cruise line Royal Caribbean the ship docks at 0600 on the Friday at I think? San Pedro. We have to be at LAX at about 1400 (two hours before boarding)that same day. Do you see any problem here.