It's finally here! Almost a year and a half since we first heard about it at the D23 Expo, and more than a year after we booked it, it's finally time to begin our cruise of California and the Pacific Northwest, followed by Alaska! I'm so excited. The last few days have kind of dragged by and I am SO ready to get started!
We will be driving a rental car to the Port of Los Angeles at San Pedro. Since we will be flying from Vancouver back to San Diego, and not returning to the port, we didn't want to take our own car up there, and all of the other transportation methods I explored were expensive and most had lots of transfers involved. Finally on Trip Advisor I found a recommendation to do a one-way rental from Enterprise, which has an agency very close to the port. Yes, there's a $40 drop-off fee, but even with that it's still a whole lot cheaper than any of the other alternatives I looked at (town car, plane or train followed by shuttle or bus). And it has the advantage that since we're NOT flying, we don't have all those pesky airline restrictions - so we can bring liquids in our carryons, our bags can weigh more than 50 pounds (and Lee's does!), and we can bring things like water that we will consume on board ship.
The other thing that I'm just thrilled about: no time zone change!!! I get to stay in my own time zone!
I'll have lots more over the next two weeks to share with you - at least I hope so. I always have to add the "pending internet connectivity" disclaimer. :-)
The previous post in this blog was April Disneyland Trip Report - Part 2.
The next post in this blog is Pacific Northwest and Alaska Cruise - Day 1 - Embarkation.