We sailed on the Glory from August 6 - 13, 2005 and like you we decided to fly to Orlando a day early. We stayed at the Fairfield Inn Orlando Airport hotel, here is the link to their web-site http://www.orlandofairfieldinn.com/
. The hotel is less than a mile from the airport, it's very clean, safe and they have a lot to offer for the $69.00 we paid for our one day stay. We had also rented a car from Budget and drove to Port Canaveral, route 528 (Bee-Line Highway) was about 1/2 mile from the hotel. On our cruise date we drove straight to Port Canaveral along route 528 and dropped the car off at the local budget office which is less than 5 minutes from the ship and was shuttled to the ship. We had considered using the Carnival Shuttle to the ship, but that would have cost $50.00 per person each way. I don't know what the other shuttle company's were charging, but for a little over $100.00 we had our own transportation and freedom to leave at our own time.
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