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  1. Thanks for everyone's feedback - it's been very helpful, and nice to get a sense of what others are doing. I tend to be a planner, but think I sometimes overplan things. But with a family of 4, every penny counts more often than not. I've been pricing my options and this is what I have found thus far: VIP Executive limo quoted me $240rt for a minivan shuttle for 4, which includes all taxes, port fees, tolls, etc, and includes a grocery stop if we wish. Happy Limo (Mousesavers recommended) looks to be about $235rt for a town car. Like VIP, price includes all taxes, fees, tolls, etc. For rental cars, I'm looking at Hertz. I know they're not the cheapest out there, but they are right next door to the hotel we are staying at the Cape pre-cruise, plus I am a AAA member and can usually get a discount on a rental. Pricing as of right now, for a full-size, one-way rental is $251.37: $165.32 out, and $86.05 back. That includes a free upgrade code and a mousesavers code. I think the reason it is so high on the outbound rental is because Hertz (Cape location) closes around 4-5pm on the Saturday we arrive, and unfortunately we arrive late (9-10pm ish), so they are charging me for an overnight rental. Other rental companies in the area are showing they close around similar times. I suspect that price may drop as we get closer to the depart date, but.... And this price doesn't include tolls (I have my own Sunpass), fuel, etc. So I think I am going to reserve with a limo service, but keep watching the rental prices and checking codes. If I see a significant drop in rental price, I can always cancel my reservation with the limo company. Has anyone had any experience with the above listed limo services and/or recommend any others? I've picked those two because of reviews on other sites. Thanks again! With almost 4 feet of snow on the ground, and a winter storm hitting here every other day, I am VERY ready for a cruise!
  2. Hi, I'm new to the Forum - Sorry if this has been asked already but, how is the best way to get from MCO to Port Canaveral? My family and I will be cruising on the Freedom of the Seas in April for a 7 night Western Caribbean Cruise. My wife and I cruised twice before on RCCL (Navigator - 5/05 and 4/06 - yes, it's been a while!) but this will be the first cruise for my 6yr old son and 8yr old girl. This will be our first cruise out of Port Canaveral (cruised previously out of Miami), and have plans to fly in the night before to MCO, and will stay overnight at the Country Inn & Suites at Cape Canaveral. The hotel has a shuttle to the Port, but am debating on whether to hire a private limo (VIP Limo?), rent a car one-way (Hertz is right next door to our hotel), or rent a car for the week and leave it at the hotel. For the return leg, we fly out of MCO same day we get back into Port, but is an early afternoon flight (2:45p). Thoughts? Thanks for all the help in advance!
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