The downtown zone is very close to the airport and the port. The taxi rides are $15 max. It's also a good location, and it's generally the preferred zone for pre cruise. The beach zone is OK if you must be close to the beach, but it is a long zone, and a few hotels are farther away.
Splendour of the Seas, 11/17/00
Radiance of the Seas, 11/11/06