I am doing the Island Princess on December 20th. We are going with our children and grandchildren on this 15 day cruise. We are driving down a few days before so the kids can go to Disneyland. We are staying at the Sheraton, where we'll leave our cars. The Sheraton provides free transfers to and from the ship. Unfortunately, this is a popular cruise and Princess gets double the usual price for it. It sold out quickly. Better pricing can be had for this cruse at the non-holiday time frame.