My wife and I and 2 of our closest friends are taking a cruise on the Freedom of the Seas in March and our flight out of Orlando leaves at 10:50 that morning to head back home. Should I hire a car to take us back, rent a car(I don't think I will have enough time to pick it up and drop it off), or take RC's transfer back to Orlando? Thanks for any help!
That flight time probably wasn't a good idea since you will be pushing things. This is more true now that TSA has ratcheted up security. Both the rental car and the cruise line transfer are not a good ideas. Too much time eaten up. The realistic options are grab a taxi or reserve a private car or shuttle. Since I have personally been hosed at Port Canaveral by my private limo not showing up, I'd say just grab a cab. They do have van taxis too. It won't be cheap. $140 or so.
Orlando would probably be better. Depending upon how many of you there are, the options would be either to do a 1-way car rental or purchase transfers through the cruise line. It's a good 45 minutes or so to Port Canaveral from Orlando, so don't do a taxi, as it will be over $100. Transfers are usually around $35 per person, depending upon what cruise line you go on.
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Thanks for the reply. We will be on RC and there are four of us. This will be our first time in Port Canaveral. Last cruise we were going out of San Juan, so it wasn't an issue. With the port being a ways off from any airport, I wasn't sure which airport or transportation. Probably with four, a one way car rental would be best then. It looked like Melbourne was close as well, but not having ever been to that area of Fl. I wasn't sure. Thank you for the advice.