So I am going to Miami port in December for another Carnival Cruise. My first one was in August. It was horrible! Arrived at the airport at 12:30 pm for the 4:30pm departure. We finally boarded by 3:30. Same port as you on Paradise I'm sure, but tell me how you managed to get there the day before and stay in a hotel. Did you pay extra for it? What was the name of your travel agency?