We fly in (from CA, hence a long travel day) to Orlando on a Sunday night for a cruise that embarks on Monday. I’m trying to decide if we should get a room near the airport and then use the shuttle from the airport on Monday morning or if we should pay to take a cab (car service/limo) to a hotel close to the cruise terminal and then get to the ship from there. I do want to board the cruise as early as possible, so my guess is that doing my own thing (not using the included shuttle service) and getting a hotel close to the terminal will keep us a few steps ahead of the crowd. Is the benefit/convenience worth the added cost? Is it much of an added cost? Please share your thoughts.
Also, after the cruise we have a 9 night stay at WDW and will not have a car. Is a shuttle available? If we do use a shuttle, then I’ll use a grocery service to deliver some provisions to our room. If we take a cab (or car service/limo), we can make a grocery stop along the way. Again, trying to weigh the cost and convenience factors to make the best choice.