Our one trip where we flew, we too went a day ahead and the day after arrival back in port.
Had a great time before and after the cruise.
This great advice. I watch the people rushing out to their flights, fighting with shuttles, etc. Sounds like my job too much.
We are fortunate to be able to stay extra nights.
Still even a day ahead can get troublesome with protracted weather events, etc. But sounds as though the rates are close and may be somewhat easier.