Yes, we are parking at the port. I think I read somewhere that you drop off your luggage first then you park, is that correct? And, I also have a 4:30PM departure, but my concern was the Carnival information for Baltimore states 2PM for boarding. I don't want to get to the port too early and just hang around the terminal for a couple of hours before they start allowing passengers on board. If I plan for a noon arrival, I'm thinking I will be OK, or should I plan earlier because of the number of people? Will my VIP help expedite me through the crowd?