National Rental Car - how big of a pain, really?

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  1. Luv2Travel

    Luv2Travel Member since there were less than 5000 members!

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    I can not find a low rate with any other rental car company for before and after our cruise. :guilty: I love national (especially at MCO), but I know its further away from the Port. I called national at Cocoa Beach and was told it was 6 miles away and they had a negotiated transfer rate of $14 to/from the Port. But we have to call the taxi as soon as we clear customs (won't be there waiting after the cruise :confused3 ).

    So just how big of a pain will using National rental car be? (Budget was double the price with every code I tried. :guilty: ) Any comments?
     
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  3. Billinaz

    Billinaz Waiting to spend time in our home away from home..

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    When is your cruise?



    Ive never had a problem getting a low rate with Budget or Avis... and they will drop you off and pick you up at the port.
     
  4. Luv2Travel

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    We fly into MCO on Sat, Sept 3, and have National minivan booked (there are 5 of us with 5 big suitcases) for $47.87 to drop off in Cocoa Beach.

    Then I have another rental for when we disembark on Thursday, Sept 7, to pick up a minivan in Cocoa Beach and return to MCO on Sunday, Sept 10 for $132.44.

    Would LOVE to rent something for Saturday to Sunday to avoid shuttles or taxis all together, but that really addes up! :rolleyes:

    Any help or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated! :sunny:
     
  5. GoofyGuy777

    GoofyGuy777 Is it time to go cruising yet? I need to make a ne

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    What about AVIS? :confused3

    We have them booked is September for our cruise. So far have heard good things about them
     
  6. Luv2Travel

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    The best rates that I can find for a SUV or minivan at Avis or Budget is around $75 for the one night, its around $200 for the 3 night weekend rental. :confused3
     
  7. LindaBabe

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    Check a reservation for the whole time period with National with a coupon from the Entertainment book. Parking is about 10$ a day, but it may be worth it if the weekly rental w/coupon is less than two shorter rentals w no coupon.
     

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