Re: Port Carnaveral Logistics
The Hampton Inn is only 3 miles down A1A from the port. It is right past Ron Jon's Surf Shop and Resort. I have stayed there many times and they offer a complimentary contentinental breakfast and there are many restaurants close by for dinner. There is also a Walmart and Target down the Causeway on Merritt Island for last minute items. I don't know if the hotel will let you park your car there during your cruise but I do know they don't have a shuttle. Many ppl use private shuttle services like Mears or Art. Parking at the port is just as easy from what we observed. I believe I read it was about $10/day.
We have also stayed at the Radisson and yes it is a beautiful hotel but it gets too crowded on cruise day with everyone pushing and shoving. They do not offer a complimentary continental breakfast and their restaurants are okay but expensive IMHO. Since you'll have a car, go to the port around 4 pm on Saturday and watch the other ships leave then eat dinner at Grill's. We printed a discount coupon off their website last year.
I agree with you about NASA, my sons loved it. I grew up on Merritt Island - Go Mustangs- and my father worked at Cape Canaveral in the 60's. Many good memories of different astronauts and launches, sad ones too.
Have a wonderful cruise.
Post Edited (02-08-05 16:43)
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