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Old 08-31-2009, 03:35 PM
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Hi, the wife and I are taking a short cruise on the Majesty out of Miami 10/2 to 10/5/09. I was wondering how long to allow for the ride to the airport. My choices for flights home are 11:18 am or 2:20 pm. Is the 11:18 pushing it too close?
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Yes, the 11:18 is cutting it way too close if you're docking in Miami and flying out of Fort Lauderdale. I would book the 2:20 pm flight.
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Thank you! Any idea what time they will kick us off the ship?
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It depends on what deck you guys are on. Maybe someone else who has more experience can confirm what I'm about to tell you.

The ship I believes docks at 7:00, with disembarkation beginning shortly after with express departures (carry your own luggage), and Crown and Anchor Members. After that, they start with the top decks and work their way down. The goal is to try to have everyone off by 9:30 am, since they have to turn the ship around and get it ready for the next sailing.
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Thanks again, That is kinda what I figured, we were on EOS out of NJ, and it was the same. I didn't know if they did it differently in Miami.
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I never had a problem making a 11:30 flight out of Ft. Lauderdale when docking in Miami. It's a 45 minute cab ride from the Port of Miami to the Ft. Lauderdale airport. I didn't have a choice of departure time, but if I did I would choose a later flight. It's nice to have a good breakfast aboard the ship before disembarkation - you can do that if you have to be one of the first groups off to catch an early flight.

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Old 09-02-2009, 12:01 PM
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I second the good breakfast/taking your own luggage off arriving at the airport at least an hour before your flight and taking the 2pm flight!
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Thank you to every one who posted. We wound up on a Delta flight out of Miami @ 12:20. Saved some frustration, anxiety, and about $150.00. Life is good!
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Originally posted by Sonny V:
I never had a problem making a 11:30 flight out of Ft. Lauderdale when docking in Miami. It's a 45 minute cab ride from the Port of Miami to the Ft. Lauderdale airport. I didn't have a choice of departure time, but if I did I would choose a later flight. It's nice to have a good breakfast aboard the ship before disembarkation - you can do that if you have to be one of the first groups off to catch an early flight.

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That said Sonny, I would be taking a risk, but docking in Miami, and flying out of Miami 10:35am or 4:20pm ?
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4:20, they say not to book anything before noon. If you were in Port Everglades, 10:35 might even be pushing it, depending on how many ships had to be cleared.
 
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