Check with your hotel to see if they have free shuttle service to the port. Most have shuttle service both from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to your ship. We have sailed the Voyager and Explorer and both times we used the hotel shuttle service to get from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the port. Upon return, we took a taxi. The cost from the ship to the airport is $18.00 regardless of whether there are two or four of you. Even if you take a taxi to the ship from your hotel and then from the ship to the airport, it is still cheaper than the RCI transfers. The taxi is much more convenient as well. Once we got off the ship we immediately got a taxi and were on our way. The people with transfers had to wait until their bus was full and baggage loaded. You'll be glad you didn't buy the RCI transfers once you find out how easy using the taxis and shuttles are! Have fun. We loved our cruises. You were smart to go down a day before. No stress as you don't have to worry about missing flights and the ship!