We are doing a re-positioning cruise that leaves from Manhattan and returns to Port Canaveral. We live in Connecticut and it's about a 2-3 hour ride to the Manhattan cruise terminal. On the way home we would rather fly into Bradley (Hartford, Ct) than JFK. Here are the different transportation we are considering.
1) Rent a car and driver to bring us to the cruise terminal ( $300-$350) the night before the cruise, stay at a hotel close to the port. Have my daughter pick us up in Hartford when we get back.
2) Drive to JFK ourselves the night before the cruise, park in long term parking, take a taxi to a hotel near the port. On the way home fly into JFK and our car will be waiting for us.
Anyone have any suggestions such as the best hotels near the port that is in a safe area? Has anyone parked their car at JFK if they are not flying out of there?