Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Treat - and a Travel Alert

Monarch of the Seas at Port Canaveral
Cruisers sailing on this Friday's sailing of The Monarch of the Seas may have an extra special treat, courtesy of NASA. 

The  Space Shuttle Endeavor is scheduled to lift off on its final mission - ever - at 3:47 pm.  Aim to be on board by 2 pm at the latest for a premium view of an event of a lifetime.  Be sure your camera is in your pocket, purse, or carry on.  You won't want to miss the opportunity to capture this historic event.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Expect unprecedented traffic on your way to the port.  If you are driving in the day of the cruise, be advised that you would be wise to allow an absolute minimum of  two to three extra hours of drive time from any direction.  And, truthfully, it's difficult to say if even that will be enough. The roads will be all jammed, especially the Beachline from the airport all the way to the port.