I'd like to hear from people who have booked Carnival's Elation out of Galveston, Texas, who have booked the entire trip (including flight) through Carnival.
We haven't received our docs, yet (our cruise departs Aug. 8th, so hopefully we'll get the docs in the next couple of weeks), but we'd like to know if Carnival usually does LAX to Houston flights the same day as the cruise departure or the day before.
We're hoping that its the day before, but have been told that generally Carnival tries to avoid that (the expense of the hotel room).
We figure the flight is probably about 3-4 hours long, plus there's a 2-hour time difference between California and Texas. A same-day flight is going to mean getting up in the wee hours of the morning if we're to make it to the ship in time for sailing! This is a little scary for us! How often do people "miss the boat" -- literally?
Hubby is very anxious about this. Does anyone know, if Carnival DOES arrange a same-day flight to avoid the expense of the hotel room, is there any chance of them changing the flight if we offer to pay for our own hotel room? Or some other extra fee to Carnival?
Any advice or info on your own experience would be most helpful!! Thanks in advance!