I made a HUGE mistake on the airport we fly into in FL!!!!! Help!
So we are flying from Boston to Tampa on Dec 2nd (night before my cruise) arriving in Tampa a little after noon time. We will then be staying the night in a hotel room (not booked yet). On Dec 3rd leaving from Port Canaveral on the Carnival Ecstasy for a 5 day cruise. When we get back to Port Canaveral is when I get nervous. We are on the Riveria deck (last to debark) and our flight is at 2:50 in Tampa! Yes! Tampa! I can't believe I did this!
Airfare is non-refundable or transferable.
I thought my best option would be to book a car for the entire week (I priced out just for our drive from Tampa to Cape Canaveral and then just the day back and it equates to just about the same amount so to save on travel time and money I figure just keep it the week). Then book at the Radisson and book the Snooze, Cruise, and Breakfast. The only issue I have is how fast can we actually get off the ship?? Anyone know? Do they still do self assist debarking?
I should be at Tampa airport by about 1:20ish so I would need close to 2 1/2 hours to drive and maybe a half hour to drop off the rental when we get back to Tampa. Does this sound right?
Does anyone have any advice?
I tried to see what a one way flight would be to Boston from Orlando and just not show up for the Tampa flight but, we will still need to rent a car for at least getting from Tampa to Cape Canaveral and we will still need a hotel room for a night and then a transfer to the airport in Orlando if I did this....
What is the most cost effective way to fix my stupid mistake?!?!? :(
Any help is greatly appreciated!!!!!!!