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Old 10-06-2007, 04:29 PM
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So far I think the cruise connection bus is the cheapest. It is $75.00 I beleive or is that one way? If one way then it is not the cheapest. Renting a car will be cheaper than driving your own and paying $160.00 parking but not as convenient. If you were going on the 4th like us I would say hitch a ride with us but you are leaving after us.
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:06 PM
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LHT28:

Thank you for your reply and your advice.

Sandee:

The same for you. The $75 for the Cruise-Connection bus, is for a round trip. I'm not sure if they would charge you for just one way. There are two things that make me hesitate on booking with Cruise-Connection:
  • I don't know how strict they are with their luggage policy. They "suggest" no more than one checked suitcase, one folding garment bag, and one carry-on. That should be no problem for me to do leaving for the cruise. Returning home.... I might have another piece of luggage with souvenirs.
  • The bus will be waiting at the port that morning to whisk me straight back to Orlando. I really wanted to take my time getting back. Maybe visit some of my friends and family in Miami.[/list]Oh well, one atvantage to taking the bus is I could probably get some sleep and save myself some stress that comes with driving myself to and from Orlando to Miami. And save some money on gasoline and wear-n-tear on my car. Something to think about for sure...
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:15 PM
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I wonder if it would worth it to fly from MCO to MIA?
You would have some flexibility in your trip, no stress of driving
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Old 10-06-2007, 09:33 PM
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The other thing I noted with the bus is it is about an 8 hr trip. I think by car it is only about a 4 hr trip. Also I thought it said arriving at 5pm. Our ship leaves at 4pm.
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:32 PM
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SanDee:

That doesn't make any sense for a bus to take twice as long to Miami as a car (maybe one hour longer if the bus driver drives slow). And it wouldn't make sense for that bus to arrive one hour after the ship departed. I will have to call them up to find-out more details of how their bus operates. Especially with regard to their luggage restrictions, too.


LHT28:

Yes, flying from MCO to MIA would make getting there allot easier and much faster (4 and a half hours by car or 45 minutes by plane) . But that would probably be the most expensive option (in terms of transportation). And the luggage would have definite restrictions imposed by both the airline and TSA (security).
 
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