I'm finishing making arrangements for a family trip in December. I'm not a really frequent renter but I have used National for our last few rentals, and do have an Emerald membership. The process with National has always been very smooth, so they're my first choice for this trip again.
My questions for the more frequent renters are:
Is this too early for me to be booking a rental for December? Is there any advantage or disadvantage to booking this early? I'm looking at mid-December, not over the holiday.
Also, we have at least 5 and possibly 6 people, all with luggage (we'll be taking a cruise after a few days at Universal). Is there a rental option that would fit all of us and luggage, or would we be better off with 2 smaller cars?
We will only need the car for getting from the airport to the hotel (at Universal), then leaving 2 days later to Cape Canaveral - and possibly another rental after we return to get back to MCO from CC. I've debated getting the shuttle for all of us instead of a rental, but for 6 people it seems like a better deal to rent and drive ourselves.
Thank you for any suggestions.