I think it was 'aceluxury' we used (google port canaveral taxis), no problems, on time both ends of our cruise, large comfortable van for six of us, good responsive emails to our questions. We had no complaints & were very satisfied.
Thanks for that had already seen ace luxury's site and other positive feedback for them from others, they seem a reputable company and reasonable price.
Can I ask why you do not want to drive? It is pretty impossible to get around the USA if you do not have a car. Americans do one-way car rentals so you can hire the car at MCO when you land and drop it off at the port: All agree that the cheapest option is to rent a car one-way from the airport, drive to the port, drop luggage/family off at port, drop rental car off and take rental car shuttle back to the port. Repeat in reverse for your post-cruise trip back to the airport. Budget, Thrifty, Avis and then Hertz all have drop off locations and free round trip shuttles very close to the port (companies are listed in order of closeness to the port). These four places are open on Sundays and their port shuttles start early in the morning until the afternoon.
National does not have shuttle service to the port. Enterprise has a location on Merritt Island which is a barrier island between the mainland and the beach. They will shuttle you both ways during normal business hours which are M-f 9-6 and Sat 9-12. The closest Dollar car rental is on South Babcock in Melbourne which is about 20 to 25 mins away from the port. Your best bets are Budget, Thrifty, Avis and Hertz. Alternatively there are shared shuttles Cocoa beach Shuttle 321-631-4144 or 888-784-4144; www.cbshuttle.com
Art’s Shuttle 321-783-2112 or 800-567-5099; www.artsshuttle.com Note: Most of the popular shuttle companies servicing the port are not private shuttles (they will wait for all reservations to board before leaving). If you need a private shuttle request it specifically! Private towncars: Florida Towncar service http://www.floridatowncar.com/ or
Sunrise Florida Transportation. http://www.transportationflorida.com/
Thanks for that. We have been to orlando quite a few times and have only driven on one occassion, which I found to be more hassle. We also hired a people carrier which the insurance cost a bomb for. We've found it more convenient and cheaper in the long run to use private transport if we need it. They have excellent transportation at a fraction of the cost here in the UK and compliementary transfers to the parks, etc which is easier to use than drive/park yourself. Have you used the two private companies you've mentioned yourself. This stay we are there for xmas and doing the parks only, so can use the hotel's transport which is ok as we are on site for the disney parks, in between it's some relaxing & shopping!
And Mr Morgan, can I just say thank you on behalf of Wilba any myself for taking the time to say 'thank you' - on these boards it is a rarity for anyone to acknowledge they have read what you have taken the time to post and it is appreciated!