Our DCL vaca isn't until May 2011 but we're already trying to decide on the 'getting there' plan. DH wants to take the first flight out of Boston (MA) at 6:30 a.m. which would put is at Orlando Intn'l about 9:45 a.m. We'd end up at there terminal somewhere in the neighborhood of 11 - 11:30. Good plan- other than we have to be out the door of our home about 4am to get to the transportation service at 4:15 - take the 4:30 bus which gets us to Logan at 5:30 (ish) for a 6:30 a.m. flight. And that's if everything sails smoothly..... If it were just us adults, no problem, but we have 2 kids- who will be ages 7 & 5 at cruisetime, and I can just imagine how horribly tired they will be by the time dinner rolls around!!!! I think it's just too long a day. I am investigating heading to FL the night before- which means a hotel room near the cruiseline that offers a shuttle. So now we are talking increased $$ for an afternoon flight, an additional transfer fee, and the cost of 2 hotel rooms (my MIL is coming with us and I can't find a hotel room for 3 adults, 2 kids...). So we're adding probably $600 (at least) between the flight (additional $60 per person), additional shuttle fee, and hotel night. Any suggestions / thoughts? I've done DCL cruises many times and usually flown out of Boston about 7:30 - but that flight time is not currently an option. The later flight puts us at risk for delay and if things go smoothly, we'd get to the terminal around 2:30 - 3:00.... HUGE difference than 11am.