That would have been nice. I had called the Avis office and they told me they had a shuttle to/from the port every 15 mins or so. I would assume they could (or do) make the hotel a stop fo rthe shuttle. But a verification call to the office would be a safe bet.
Originally we were going to do the hotel the day before thing, but I found an early flight that gets us into Orlando at 10AM and there is a second that gets in at 12ish in case there is an issue. Either way we should be able to make it to the ship on time. That and we decided to detour at Disney after the cruise, so I didn't want to incure the extra day
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013