Welcome to my Honeymoon trip report. I know a few people have been waiting for this trip report and would like to say sorry that it took me this long to post it. I have been so busy since I have been back.
My wife and I spend our honeymoon on the Disney Magic for 1 week from August 1 – August 8. It was the best trip we have taken so far. The cruise was to take us to the Eastern Caribbean. The boat made stop at St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and finally Castaway Cay.
I still remember this trip like it was yesterday. We decided to leave 1 day earlier, so we didn’t have to rush the day the cruise was going to leave. So on July 31 we had a flight out of LAX at 10am and to arrive in Orlando at 6 PM.
My wife found this great deal on-line, it was called "Fly, Snooze, Cruise" package with La Quinta hotel at Cocoa Beach. Included in this package was:
· Transportation from Orlando Airport,
· 1 night stay at a hotel (with continental breakfast),
· Transportation to the cruise line the next day,
· When you arrive back to Orlando, transportation back to the airport.
First it was a great idea to arrive the day before; it is less stress the day of the departure. Once we arrive to the airport we called the shuttle company to pick us up. We were told to wait at the pickup location and the shuttle should be there in about 30 minutes. To make a long story short, we sat there for 2 hours and waited for the Shuttle. The Shuttle Company was having issues that day with no enough drivers (which we found out later). But what annoyed us was that every time my wife called the company, they kept on saying 30 minutes. If they would have been honest we would of sat inside in the air conditioning airport and not outside in the humidity.
Once the shuttle company picked us up, it was about an hour drive to Cocoa Beach. This is the closet city you can stay at if you are taking a cruise out of Port Canaveral. We finally arrive at the hotel around 9pm and we were starving. We check in to our room and check what time is breakfast and the time the shuttle is to pick us up in the morning. Lucky there was a Denny next door, we went there for dinner.
The next morning we had breakfast at the hotel and our shuttle was schedule to pick us up at 9 am. Yup, you guess it; it was on time. Soon we were on our way to see our home for one week. It was only about 15 minute drives from the hotel to the port. I highly recommend staying at Cocoa Beach the night before if you have a cruise.
When we arrive at the gate, we were greeted by port workers that took our bags.
We made sure we keep one bag with us because you won’t see your other luggage till that afternoon on the ship. It was a great idea to arrive early to the cruise terminal because you get to check in, take your picture with little or no line at all. This was good because as the morning went on, there were a lot of people. Also the sooner you arrive and check in, the sooner you actually get to board the ship. When you check in, they give you a group number. Once your group number is called you can board the ship. Here is a TIP: do all the check –in stuff on-line and you don’t have to fill any paper work when you arrive. This saves us a lot of time during check in.