Originally Posted by kcjdwill
I am a brand new poster but have been reading and following evryone’s wonderful advice for several months now and have found it extremely helpful in past cruises.
Our entire family (17 in all) will be sailing the Freedom at the end of this month and half of us will be flying down to the port in Ft. Lauderdale. We have never sailed out of a port this big before and have previously just driven to the port. Does anyone know how many ships are in this port at any given time? Will that cause congestion at the airport with multiple debarkings? Our flight is also at 11:00 in the morning and we are a bit concerned about making it in time. Thanks for any suggestions that may be offered.
On any given day there may be as many as 6 or 7 cruise ships in port. If you are not a Platinum customer you can use express debark where you carry off all your own luggage. If that is not a good option take your airline tickets to the pursers desk and they will give you a priority debark zone number.
8 Norwegian: Sky, Jewel, Dawn, Epic, Pearl, Breakaway, Getaway, Escape
11 Windjammer: S/V Legacy X3, S/V Polynesia, S/V Caledonia, S/V Diamant, S/V Sagitta X2 S/V Mandalay X2, S/V Vela
HAL Statendam, MSC Divina