Posted May 3rd, 2005, 09:36 AM
They only offer early checkin if you are part of their cruise and stay package. We were at the Marriott two days prior, and asked about the services offered. Since we were not part of the cruise and stay they were rather rude to us. One thing they would help us with was prebooking ship based excursions, or bus transportation to the ship at $20 per person. I found an enterprise rental car near the hotel that gave us a $40 convertible for a day, and took us (with our luggage) to the pier. A great deal and nice people at Enterprise rent a car. BTW, the Hertz in the hotel was higher priced and did not offer any shuttle service.