When I orginally posted I was thinking that we (4 of us) would have all our luggage. It just occured to me that they (the ship) will retrive the luggage at the airport and I will only have my carry on.
If I am correct it may very well be just as easy to go straight to the store as the last 2 post suggest. I personally can fly in at the last minute but the comfort level of my traveling friends is "VERY STIFF".
. They are already giving me warning to get them back early on our shore trips because they worry alot.
Thank you for the various thoughts. It's it wonderful we all think differently!!!!