Have sailed RCCL out of miami only, but went on Disney out of Port Canaveral. There is not much in Port Canaveral, but I agree, the Radisson is the place to stay. We stayed there as well. Avis has an office in the hotel. So we rented from Avis at the Orlando airport and drove to the Radisson (less than an hour.) and then turned the car in right away. We signed up for the hotel shuttle to the port. It is only 5 minutes away. The Radisson is very nice. They have a huge outdoor pool with fountains, etc. It is very nice. My kids got their swimming in there, because personally I don't think the swimming is so good in cruise ships. Our room overlooked the cruise ships as well, but you might want to ask them to get a room on that side of the hotel. It is not a high rise, there are several 2 or 3 story buildings in the hotel complex. On our return, we took the cruise line bus back to Orlando. you might want to call and make sure that Avis still has the office at the radisson.