Killing time before cruise embarkation: Suggestions?
We will be taking a cruise that leaves Port Everglades at 5 PM. Our flight into FLL (Fort Lauderdale) airpot arrives at 11 AM.
Any suggestions for how to kill time before cruise embarkation begins? (In fact, what time does check-in typically begin for a 5 PM departure?)
We are travelling with small children so we can pretty much forget the option of just going straight from the airport to the terminal, and waiting a few hours before check-in, with a good book to read.
I am thinking that the biggest burden is our luggage. If there was some way to drop it off ahead of time at the cruise terminal, then it would give us more liberty to travel around for those few hours before check-in.
By the time your plane lands, they should have people boarding. I'd just collect luggage/kids, etc. and head off to the ship. Once onboard, have some lunch and explore the ship. In most cases, you can't get into your cabin until 1:00, so after lunch you can drop off your carry-on's and enjoy the afternoon.