My wife and I plan to travel with several pieces of luggage enroute to our cruise terminal. I anticipate 4 large suitcases... 2 carry-on size... 2 large handbags... plu s my CPAP shoulder bag. What is the best way to reserve a vehicle large enough to handle my wife & I and luggage?
Room for luggage?
The Guru Take
With two passengers, UberX or Lyft services with their 4-door sedans should be ok.
If there are only two passengers, you should be okay with a regular four-door sedan that UberX and Lyft vehicles will dispatch. A sedan can carry up to four passengers not counting the driver, which means there will be two seats where you can stow your items.
Two or three large suitcases should fit in the trunk of most vehicles. (or two large and one or two carry-ons) Two handbags can fit on your laps. The rest should fit in the open seats. As arthurmcbeth mentions below, you could request a vehicle and see what the driver says and/or check what kind of car you have been matched up with.
Here's a useful article.
It really depends on the car and how many passengers you have. You only have two so if not all of the luggage fits in the trunk, you could put the smaller bags on a seat.
I drive a Prius V that has ample room behind the rear seats. I once took four riders to the airport and they had five pieces of luggage that we placed ibehind the rear seats.
The best idea is to call the driver as soon as you get your ride. Explain your situation and see if the driver can fit the luggage. If that driver can't, then cancel and get another ride. There are plenty of drivers that would like a drive to the port.
Cancel within five minutes and you won't be charged.