Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-14-2008, 03:57 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3
We're cruising on Mariner of the Seas in November. Several of our party are flying in to the Orlando/Sanford airport and will need transport to/from Port Canaveral. I googled transportation from this airport, but every site shows "call for rates" (as opposed to the Orlando International airport - round-trip shuttle fees were easy to find). Makes me think it's going to be all over the board, price-wise. Anybody have suggestions for shuttle to/from this smaller airport? Thanks!
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-14-2008, 05:51 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 13
Have you checked with Art's Shuttle?
They will want you to email your dates etc so they can give you a quote but it will be around $30 each one way I would think.
Have you looked at Sanford Airport's website- ? click on Ground Transportation.
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-14-2008, 07:42 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3
We flew in there in January, not realizing it was so far from Orlando. Got there fairly early on a Sunday evening and it was deserted...even the vendors were closed. There were no shuttles to be found (my fault for not checking before we went) so we ended up having to take a taxi...45 minutes and $100! We took a Mears shuttle on the way home (our hotel made our reservation for us) and it was still close to $100 for 2 of us.
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-14-2008, 09:18 PM
Sonny V's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Racine, Wisconsin
Posts: 4,906
Hello billskiwi, welcome to Cruise-Chat! Did you look into renting a car? I'm sailing on the Mariner in October and I'm renting a mid-sized car for two days prior to my cruise--my total cost is $89 plus gas.

  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2008, 11:04 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3
Thx for the replies!

Sonny V:
If you're renting a car, does the cost you mentioned include the fees at the port while you're cruising? I was under the impression that the "hidden" costs of rental cars could really add up.

Cruise Fairy:
I did my initial investigation on the internet: I googled a website that lists all the shuttle/limo/transport to and from Sanford. Most of these companies had link to their sites, but the ones I looked at all said "call for quote".
I may end up taking the extra time to call, email, etc. a number of them. I was just fishing to see if anyone else had already done this legwork, or had already used some of the transport companies.

Mapquest shows about 45 miles each way. I'm probably not going to suggest Mears to my relatives, given that limos usually cost about the same as them in other cities! Sorry to hear about showing up in the "ghost airport" - I can relate (plenty of horror stories from my business travels)!
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2008, 11:08 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3
Cruise Fairy:

BTW, my reply didn't include thanks for the Art's Shuttle suggestion. They will be on the list I reccommend to my relatives, since you mentioned them.


  #7 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2008, 02:33 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Virginia Beach Virginia
Posts: 130
Look into a one way rental. There is a budget location right near the pier that will shuttle you to the ship.
RCCL Adventure 4/06
RCCL Navigator 3/07
RCCL Radiance 12/07
RCCL Sovereign 3/08
RCCL Sovereign 10/08
RCCL Monarch 4/09
RCCL Navigator 3/10
RCCL Radiance 4/11
Carnival Dream 4/12
Carnival Glory 10/12
Carnival Fantasy 5/13
RCCL Allure 10/13

Need some cruise help?
Closed Thread

airport, airports, canaveral, car, close, closeast, closest, cruise, orlando, port, rates, rental, reviews, sanford, stanford, transportation

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
transportation & when to fly in - Port Canaveral/Orlando Griffin Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 2 04-25-2008 11:41 AM
Transportation from Orlando to Port Canaveral FAMILYCRUISER819 Embarkation Ports, Hotels, and Transfers 4 05-02-2007 10:26 AM
shuttle from Orlando Airport to Port Canaveral Embarkation Ports, Hotels, and Transfers 5 01-02-2007 10:03 AM
transportation orlando to port canaveral wildgirljen68 General Cruise Chat 3 05-22-2005 05:21 PM
Transportation from Orlando to Port Canaveral Rebecca General Cruise Chat 4 10-20-2003 09:25 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 08:16 AM.

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

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2