We are thinking of a four-day cruise to the Bahamas next January, and I was just wondering what people's thoughts were on Port Canaveral vs. Jacksonville. Is one generally cheaper to fly to? What about cost of getting to the pier/hotels/etc.? We would likely fly into the embarkation city the day before the cruise, and we don't want to spend a lot on the hotel, but getting to the pier is also important, too. I'd really be interested in hearing your thoughts.
I've cruised out of Pt. Canaveral, used the cruiseline transfers, seemed to be the most reasonable means of transportation from Orlando. We cruised with Carnival and it was $50 per person, round trip. The ride is a good 45 minutes on the highway. It was all very organized and not a major hassle.