Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Port Chat > Embarkation Ports, Hotels, and Transfers
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-13-2011, 07:02 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1
Default Ft Lauderdale airport to Miami Port - Fastest, most relaible way???
Are we crazy to believe we can arrive Ft Lauderdale airport at 1:10 pm, carry-on luggage only, and make it to the Royal Caribean terminal at Port of Miami before 3:00? This is on a Monday. What would be the absolute most reliable way to do this?
First cruise - misunderstood the time frames when we made our flight arrangments:
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-13-2011, 08:02 AM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,763
Default
You'll have to eat the cost of a taxi for that. No other really good option at this point. $90 and about 45 minutes driving time. I hope your flight arrives on time.
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-13-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 966
Default
Wow, that is a tight connection. If you can, I might bite the bullet, so to speak, and pay the change fee and any difference in air fare, and see if you can arrive earlier on that Monday, or pay for a hotel, and arrive that Sunday night.
__________________
2007 - Majesty of the Seas (Bahamas)
2009 - Enchantment of the Seas (Western Caribbean)
2010 - Freedom of the Seas (Western Caribbean)
2013 - Golden Princess (Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle)
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-14-2011, 11:02 AM
penny3333's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 10,601
Default
I agree with McPayne. If everything goes like clock work, then yes, you can make it. If there's a wreck or your plane is late or anything else happens, probably not. If you booked your flight with RCI, then they'd hold the ship, but I don't think you did because they wouldn't have cut it that close. Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-17-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 966
Default
To expand on Penny's point, even if you book your airfare through RCI, they will not necessarily hold the ship if it's just a few passengers that are late. If it's a large amount of passengers, then they will. What that cutoff number is, I don't know.

I do know on my last cruise, I overheard someone on the walkie-talkie at Orlando Airport state that a United flight was delayed until 1:00 pm, and scheduled arrival was 10:00 am. This was again at Orlando Airport, with a 4:30 pm set sail time out of Port Canaveral, 45 minutes to 1 hour from Orlando Airport.

At our second port of call, which was Ocho Rios, Jamaica, I saw passengers with large suitcases boarding the ship, as we were leaving the ship to explore the port for the day. Whether or not those passengers were on that flight that was late, I don't know.
__________________
2007 - Majesty of the Seas (Bahamas)
2009 - Enchantment of the Seas (Western Caribbean)
2010 - Freedom of the Seas (Western Caribbean)
2013 - Golden Princess (Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle)
Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
2011, airport, caribean, fll, fort, frm, from, ft, lauderdale, luggage, miami, pier, port, royal, transfers

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Transfers from Port of Miami to Ft. Lauderdale Airport Steelerfan Embarkation Ports, Hotels, and Transfers 3 04-17-2009 09:04 AM
Transfers from Lauderdale airport to port of MIAMI melancolymartini Embarkation Ports, Hotels, and Transfers 1 02-23-2009 11:04 AM
Transfers from Ft. Lauderdale Airport to Miami Port Wildvine Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 2 02-11-2009 08:34 PM
Port of Miami to Ft Lauderdale airport - earliest flight? kj_connections Embarkation Ports, Hotels, and Transfers 1 02-04-2008 08:16 AM
xfer from Miami Airport to Ft. Lauderdale Port Embarkation Ports, Hotels, and Transfers 1 04-17-2006 09:01 AM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:15 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2