Contributor Level: Captain

Do You Notice a Difference when you Embark from a Shuttle versus your own transportation?

If we drop the luggage and then ditch the car, things go relatively smoothly.  When I took a shuttle, it was a nightmare as everyone got off and attempted to get in line in mass.  Shouldn't the shuttle be easier or does it depend upon the port.


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Contributor Level: Staff Captain

A shuttle from the Comfort Suite to the port at Port Canaveral is always great.  Picks us up shuttles us over.  Handles all the luggage I tip the port porter and Im gone.  I guess its different elsewhere.

Contributor Level: Captain

Shuttle from the Hampton Inn in Mt Pleasant to the port was totally awesome.  The driver and I unloaded the shuttle of luggage, a passenger wanted to tip me, HA, and I walked in the terminal and was on the Lido deck in less than 10 minutes after getting out of the shuttle. And it was a little before 11 am. 

The move people, luggage and freight in Charleston with speed.


Contributor Level: Captain

All of our trips, we had the line pick up the luggage at the hotel and shuttle over to the ship. I don't know what it would be like to have to manhandle the bags all the way to check in.

Contributor Level: Captain

At Galveston (and at Baytown, when that was open) we simply parked our car, unloaded it and walked across the street to the check-in -- no traffic hassles.

At Port Canaveral, we had a shuttle from the hotel that wasn't too bad unloading, but had to wait an hour for it to show up on debarkation.

In Seattle, I think I would have given up trying to navigate the port. The shuttle driver from the hotel was much preferred.

Contributor Level: Captain

Definitely depends on the size of the shuttle. When taking the "ship's" shuttle (which is basically a bus) it can be frustrating with so many wanting to get into the terminal first.  But the smaller shuttles or private taxis, no problem. (knock on wood).

Contributor Level: Captain

That was my experience. They lined our luggage up, we wheeled it a few feet and the porters took it from there. 


Contributor Level: Captain

Might depend on your port and the experience you have. Ft Lauderdale is a sizely port so my experience was smooth. We will be doing another one this next cruise as well. 

We've taken the shuttle from the Day's Inn to Port Canaveral several times & everything went great. The one time it didn't was not their fault. Somebody at the port decided they would have their annual fire drill on a day when 4 large ships were in port. Needless to say that backed up all of the traffic into & out of the port.


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