Yes, Dands I can agree with that.
We always go in a few days early anyway. If we are cruising in the winter (we live in Buffalo) we want to make certain we don't hit a blizzard and get to the ship before sailing. Flying in early guarantees that we will make the ship on time. We usually book hotels on Priceline and get the accommodations very cheap. However, I had difficulty booking on Priceline in January this year. Had to stay out of Fort Lauderdale and paid double what we usually pay for our hotel rooms. For some reason there were no rooms! Booked the January cruise in November and all the hotels were already booked. Just booked our London hotel on Priceline for $70 US at the London Hilton Kensington. ooking forward to our Baltic cruise on Jewel of the Seas in August.