I have been offered transportation from RCI for a nominal fee from the Airport to the Port. I am not so much concerned about the fee, I am more concerned about the promptness of this service. Does anyone have experience with their service. I have a short window to get from the airport to the port and can't take any chances.
if you have a tight conection i would go with the transfer. if the bus ends up being late the ship will wait until you arive and then depart. if you take a taxi and you are late you would need to fly to next port to meet with ship.
Take the transfer. You may have to wait on others but the ship will wait for you, as it did on our last cruise due to bad weather and airline troubles (at least it waited for those who had booked air and bus through RCI, and if it couldnt wait RCI got the rest to the next port).
LAX to Port of LA. Window is 2.5 hours from arrival of plane to begining of cruise boarding. It is about 4.5 hours to end of cruise boarding. I figured if I can catch a cab or towncar right away, I will go straight to the port without having the cruise transportation wait for anyone else. Would appreciate any input based on experience.