Thanks for all the helpful suggestions! I have read a few things on here about renting a car for the day in Ft. Lauderdale. Does anyone have any experience with this? If we get off the ship by 9am, we will have 6 hours to kill before we can begin checking in for our flight. Renting a car seems like a reasonable option, but I'm not sure how it works. Must the car be picked up from the airport? is there a shuttle from the cruise terminal to the rental car location? Any help or tips would be appreciated!