So we would have to fly into Orlando for the Mariner?? Is that the closest airport for Port Canaveral? I never even gave that a thought, GOOD POINT! We have only flown into Orlando, how far is Miami from there?? So many things to thing about! We would like to go in July 2006, how long can I wait to book? We would be flying Southwest and they do not fly into Miami, what would be the airport to fly into?
RCL Nordic Empress 80's
RCL Monarch of the Seas 1990
RCL Mariner of the Seas 2006
DCL Wonder 2007
RCL Enchantment of the Seas 2008
Princess Diamond 2009
RCL Oasis of the Seas 2010
Nat, Orlando is the closest commercial airport to Port Canaveral. Southwest flies into Orlando. The port is about a 45-60 minute drive from the airport. Currently, Royal Caribbean has transfers for which they charge $64 per person, round trip. Some folks like to rent a car or take other means of transportation to the port.
Ships are pretty crowded in the summer months, since that's when most families can travel. I wouldn't wait too much longer to book the cruise, especially since you want two cabins that are near each other.
We always travel with our kids across the hall in an interior and us in a balcony. We do always have to put one adult's name in each room for booking purposes but I like that for a couple of reasons. Like said before you get double the coupon books, but since one of the kids is booked in my room(but sleeps across the hall) they have a key to my room and vice versa since one of us is booked in theirs.
I love the efficiency of Port Canveral and we have a timeshare we stay in there before we board so it tops my choice of ports.
Carnival Freedom June 2009
Crown Princess March 2009
Carnival Glory January 2008
Naviagator of the Seas Mar 07
Sovereign of Seas Oct 06
Carnival Glory March 2005
Nordic Empress 1996
Just a thought. Some posters are saying that you will get two coupon books since you are getting two cabins. That is true, however if you are a first time cruiser you WILL NOT get any coupon books. Its a ploy to keep you cruising the same line. The more you cruise the better the coupons
Originally posted by Nat:
We went on RCCL over ten years ago, will they still have records of that? What should I do?? Thanks!
I doubt it, but you can check. Either you or your travel agent should call Royal Caribbean and ask for their Crown & Anchor Desk. Then, that person will see if you're still in the computer by asking your name and city and state. If they do find you, write down your Crown & Anchor number and be sure to use it with every Royal Caribbean reservation you make.
Just a quick note about Crown & Anchor club. My husband last cruised on RC in 1989, and they were able to give us "Gold" status membership. They couldn't get all of the details of the reservation, but could confirm that he had cruised with RC before. It's worthwhile to call the contact number. They can enroll you immediately and then you'll get a coupon book this trip.