We live in Troy, AL which is about 3-4 hours from Mobile. We are going on our 1st cruise 10-21-04 was scheduled out of New Orleans last month & got canceled by Ivan. We will be celebrating our 25th anniversary & my 44th b/day so we have decided to go to Mobile a day early for extra celebration. Found where you can stay at Raddison downtown for 2 people breakfast next morning leave your vehicle there for your cruise & they will get you to port & back for $99. Thought this was a good deal. When I talked to Raddison they did not know what type of transportation they would provide to & from port (since this was new) but would contact me later. The Raddison looks very nice It is historic but has been remolded. Plan to have a great time.