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Old 04-05-2006, 10:24 AM
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For the big ports which have routine cruise ship departures - such as Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, etc - not knowing the pier number is not a problem. Even though the pier number can usually be found on your cruise docs, just telling the driver "Carnival Triumph (or whatever)" has always been sufficient for us to arrive at the correct pier.

I suppose if a cruise ship was sailing out of a non-routine port for cruises, you might need more details for a cabbie but even then he probably knows where the ship is since either he or other cabs from his company have already been dropping off fares that day.

And finally - many ports will have a listing of ships at the entrance and which pier they are moored to.
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