This was our 6th cruise with Royal Caribbean and the first of the Vision of the Seas. We flew down 2 days early from the north east as we usually do in January accounting for weather delays. We stayed at the Marriot Waterside which is very near the port. Its a nice hotel on a marina canal with restaurants and bars. It was only a few minute cab ride to the cruise terminal from the hotel.
Upon arrival at the terminal our luggage was quickly taken by porters and we made our way to check in. We always arrive early and did so around 11:00 am. The line for security was long and moved slowly. However, once through security screening, we were checked in with in minutes and on our way to the ship.