We are going on Princess March 10, 2001 I was told that us west coast people do not fly out the day before, because the ship leaves at 7:00 pm and they think that is more then enough time to make it to the ship. I was told that they change the time that the ship leaves so they don't have to put people up the night before. We have booked the red eye out of Sacramento and arrive in Fort Lauderdale at 8:30 am. I understand you can board as early as 11:30 am. Why waste a whole day flying when you can be on the ship early.