I'm glad for all the info and advice. Thank you so much.
Since we do have a transfer just from the boat to the airport upon return, I'm assuming our luggage is included but our boarding passes will have to be gotten on our own upon arrival at the airport then.
I'm amazed at how many discrepancies the RCI web site has. How hard could it be to keep it updated and have someone check the entire site for correct info? Well, thank goodness for cruise-chat!! It's been a BIG help in the planning of this trip!!!