We stayed overnight at La Quinta, in BMW and it was nice, $159 for a room and parking for up to 14 days included. Shuttle to port included. We got picked up at 10:30 and were at the port by 11:00 and on board by 11:30 . In our rooms by 12:30 ish.
Family of 8 went for the holidays, the ship was beautiful, and we never felt over crowded.
Embarking was quick and we were on board within 30 minutes of arrival at port in Maryland.
Also cabins 8525 and 8529 (quad)
Emerson was simply the best. He was attentive, friendly, a work horse. Cabin was very nice and lots of storage spaces. While we didn't have a fridge, we didn't miss it. I was actually pleasantly surprised at all the drawers and storage we had and I over pack big time.
Port was nice and very fast.