Originally posted by shondie:
although i paid for transportation through carnivaldo i have to take it? i want to get to the pier earlier than 1:00. so i figured if i took a cab out of ft.lauderdale at 9:00 to miami
pier i should get there at 10:00. am i correct.
how much do cabs cost. is this possible
I'm sure that Carnival, once they have your money, do not really care if you use their transport or not but your fellow passengers might. Carnival will make an attempt to find you at the airport if you don't show up. Be sure to check in with the red/white/blue Carnival rep that you will be finding your own way. As I recall, and it was 2 years ago, cab from Ft Lauderdale to Miami was not chicken feed, on the order of $60-$70 I think. you can call a cab company, they would quote and maybe even reserve for you. Perhaps others passengers will share the cab with you if you are not already 4 people with luggage.
There is no point in getting to the pier before they start loading. Check your documents, if you arrive to early you will just stand in line outside the terminal, not really fun unless you are a good conversationalist.