I originally posted this question on the RCCL forum, but then realized it probably applied more broadly:
We are booking a cruise for Christmas week that leaves out of Miami at 5 p.m. We will be flying in from LA, and the airfare that the cruise line quoted us is about the same as what we could get commercially ourselves for that time of year. But the cruise line won't tell us what flight they will be booking us on.
Has anyone booked their flight from the West Coast to Miami through the cruise line? If so, what kind of flight did you get? The early morning flights from LA to Miami don't arrive until 2:45 p.m., which would seem to be cutting it awfully close. On the other hand, we don't want to be taking a red-eye flight and getting in at 5:00 a.m. or something. If that were the case, we'd rather get our own flights and arrive the night before.
Does anybody know what the typical cruise arrangements are for flights from LA or other West Coast cities?