Again we booked thru Best Prices Cruises, and again their price just couldn't be beat. I can highly recommend them. As you read prior, this cruise was booked sort of last minute. Two months ago as we relaxed on our weekend I went and checked the prices and the cost for flight home and well we felt we couldn't pass it up. We booked in a lowest balcony guarantee as that was all we could get. About five days before sailing we got a cabin assignment, we were upgraded from a BG category to a BD category, our cabin was B716.
Joining us on this cruise will be Shelley and Rob, and their friends Laurie and Jim.
Rob arranged a limo to drive us all to the pier. We were picked up shortly after noon and got to the pier around 1 pm.
After our last experience at the pier in May and the long line ups, we knew this time would be different as the Island was the only ship in port. From the minute we got out of the limo to when we got into our room I think it was only 15 minutes!
Since this cruise was sold as the entire 17 day voyage to Fort Lauderdale, but also as a two day repositioning cruise to San Francisco many were just doing the two day port. I would guess that about 75% were doing just the two day portion and therefore luggage was minimal and that allowed our bags to be delivered in RECORD time to our cabin. We were maybe in our cabin for 20 minutes when our bags arrived. We quickly unpacked and then went for something to eat.